The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

Founded in 1831 as the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama has always focused on being the best. Designated one of the top doctoral research universities in the United States by the Carnegie Foundation, UA is leading the way in the development of new ideas and transformative technologies to further the understanding of our world and improve the lives of the people in it. We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We offer some of the most generous scholarship opportunities in the country for qualifying in-state and out-of-state students. Connect with your UA recruiter to learn more.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marine Biology
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


​​​​​​You will apply as a first-year student if you have finished, or are set to finish high school, and will be entering college as a first-time freshman. There is a $40 application fee for the first-time freshman application. 

The University of Alabama will not require standardized ACT or SAT scores from students applying through the Fall 2024 Semester. Admission consideration for freshman entering through the Fall 2024 Semester will be based on a holistic review. Holistic admissions at The University of Alabama include both academic and non-academic criteria. Academic components considered include high school GPA, performance in core subjects, academic honors and standardized test scores, should a student elect to submit them. Non-academic items include leadership experience, volunteer experience, extracurricular activities, employment and non-academic honors. All students must complete the minimum unit requirements.

First-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents by January 15 will receive priority consideration for admission. After January 15, first-time, main-campus freshmen who submit an application and all supporting documents will receive consideration for admission on a space available basis. Visit for more information regarding deadlines and policies.

Additional Information

The University of Alabama is ready to provide information and assistance in financing the cost of your education. Learn more about our merit-based and competitive scholarships, along with comprehensive financial aid information

Visit us

The best way to find your place at The University of Alabama is to visit campus. Our student-guided campus tour gives you and your family a firsthand campus experience. Learn about UA’s history as you discover today’s many opportunities the University offers through stellar academics, research possibilities and exciting student life.

We currently offer both walking-only tours of campus and a combination bus/walking tour. All campus tours include an Undergraduate Admissions information session and descriptions of each tour are provided on our campus visits page.

“I've come to understand that UA is a one-of-a-kind university, and you don't just become a part of Alabama, Alabama becomes a part of you.“

Grace, Student, Public Relations and American Studies
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

203 Student Services Center, Box 870132
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, United States of America

Phone number

1-800-933-BAMA (2262)