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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 23%
Applicants who took ACT: 76%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 32%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 21%
SAT I Math score 700+: 12%
SAT I Math score 600+: 33%
ACT score 24-29: 33%
ACT score 30-36: 36%
ACT score 24+: 69%
Students applied: 33,736
Students admitted: 17,221
Admission rate: 51%
Students per faculty: 21
4-year graduation rate: 39%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 30,752
Full-time enrolled men: 12,834
Full-time enrolled women: 14,903
Part-time enrolled men: 1,232
Part-time enrolled women: 1,783
Freshmen retained: 87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $10,170
Fees (in state): NA
Tuition (out of state): $25,950
Fees (out of state): NA
Room and board: $8,800
Est. book expense: $1,200
Total cost (in state): $20,170
Total cost (out of state): $35,950
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,992
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$7,961
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,772
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,741
Average debt at graduation: $29,320

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 50%
Average need-based aid: $9,178
Average non-need-based aid: $12,209

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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