Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)


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University of Alabama is ranked 60 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 195 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 21%
Applicants who took ACT 78%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+10%
600-69918%
600+28%

SAT Math Score

700+11%
600-69918%
600+29%

ACT Score

30-3636%
24-2931%
24+67%

Students applied36,203
Students admitted19,400
Admission rate54%

Students per faculty24

4-year graduation rate41%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$10,470
Fees$0
Room and board$9,550
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$21,220

Cost after need-based aid$10,475
Cost after non-need-based aid$7,706

Average debt at graduation$29,320

Out of State

Tuition$26,950
Fees$0
Room and board$9,550
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$37,700

Cost after need-based aid$26,955
Cost after non-need-based aid$24,186

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$41,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met53%
Average need-based aid$10,745
Average non-need-based aid$13,514

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment31,958

Full-Time

Men13,092
Women15,597

Part-Time

Men1,332
Women1,937

Freshmen retained86%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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