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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 21%
Applicants who took ACT: 78%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 18%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 10%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 28%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 18%
SAT I Math score 700+: 11%
SAT I Math score 600+: 29%
ACT score 24-29: 31%
ACT score 30-36: 36%
ACT score 24+: 67%
Students applied: 36,203
Students admitted: 19,400
Admission rate: 54%
Students per faculty: 24
4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 31,958
Full-time enrolled men: 13,092
Full-time enrolled women: 15,597
Part-time enrolled men: 1,332
Part-time enrolled women: 1,937
Freshmen retained: 86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $10,470
Fees (in state): NA
Tuition (out of state): $26,950
Fees (out of state): NA
Room and board: $9,550
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $21,220
Total cost (out of state): $37,700
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,475
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$7,706
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,955
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$24,186
Average debt at graduation: $29,320

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 53%
Average need-based aid: $10,745
Average non-need-based aid: $13,514

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

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