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The University of Alabama Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,016 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 30 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $1,135,971)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $157,878)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 66 107 Yes -
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 17 14 - Yes
Football 138 - - -
Golf 10 8 - -
Gymnastics - 21 - -
Rowing - 77 Yes -
Soccer - 32 Yes Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 37 33 - Yes
Tennis 12 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Adaptive Sports - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 12.2%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 3.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.4%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 75
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 61

Notable Alumni

  • Bart Starr [Class of 56], Super Bowl champion quarterback
  • Don Siegelman [Class of 68], Alabama govenor
  • E.O. Wilson (Class of 49; MS 50) Pulizer Prize-winning scientist
  • Hugh Culverhouse (Class of 41, Law 47) Owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Hugo Black [Class of 06], Supreme Court justice
  • Joe Namath [Class of 65], Super Bowl champion of the NY Jets
  • Paul Bear Bryant [Class of 35], Former Crimson Tide football coach,became most winning coach in the history of college football in 1981
  • Sela Ward [Class of 77], Actress and book writer
  • Winston Groom [Class of 65], Author of Forrest Gump
  • Shaun Alexander [Class of 99], Pro football running back for the Seattle Seahawks
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Joshua from Huntsville, AL
  • 4
  • The neighbors you live around can become your best friends, and the janitors and staff here are all loving and makes it feel like they are your friends also. …

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  • Stephanie
  • 4
  • Dorms are not the most luxurious places to live, however they are the easiest way to make friends quickly because you will be surrounded by people your age. It is…

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  • Kathryn from Roseville, CA
  • 4
  • Dorm life is awesome! You meet so many amazing people and have the best experiences. It's great living on campus and being close to everything. A lot of students live…

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  • Anonymous.
  • 4
  • I live in presidential and I actually really like it here. That's the only good thing about it. But make sure you find roommates that you can actually get along…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Kristen - Bowling Green, KY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    From what I have been told the campus has anything and everything I could want. There is always something open.

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  • 3
  • Kennedy from O Fallon, MO
  • I am a current student here

    Their are some dining halls that are amazing, like Burke and Fresh foods, but I would stay away from Lakeside if you could. It's really not my favorite.

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  • 4
  • Joshua from Huntsville, AL
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls are usually open late and when you need a late night meal will provide you with some good food. The staff here are also very generous and try to make conversation as you wait on your order.

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  • 5
  • SS
  • I am a current student here

    Many choices for meals. Very good options in each facility.

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  • 4
  • mackenzie
  • I am a current student here

    lakeside dining is pretty terrible. fresh foods, bryant and the ferg are the keys to your success and avoiding stomach aches/digestive problems.

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  • 4
  • Current Student
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls are pretty good. They cook a variety of things so you always have options to choose from. There are also food places in an area called the strip that also has restaurants with good food.

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  • 5
  • Cat
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Amazing! There's so many places to choose from.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Homewood, AL
  • I am a current student here

    Your food and dining experience on campus at The University of Alabama can truly be a great one. There are several dining halls on campus with an array of food cuisines. Bryant Dining Hall is the best dining hall on campus and is open to all students from 8am-1pm and reopens at 4pm for athletes for dinner. All other students have to use a meal swipe and pay $10 to eat dinner as well. You can also use dining dollars or bama cash to eat at restaurants and cafes around campus. $325 Dining Dollars are put on every student's action card every semester and bama cash has to be added to the student's account if desired.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Gabriella from Downers Grove, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Super expensive, especially compared to other schools, but totally worth it. I mean, how many other schools can say they had T-Payne or Lil John perform at a fraternity? And if you're a girl, you literally get to see these big artists for free! If you're a guy, you have to either be a member or know the right people. The houses all offer so many functions and deserving philanthropies. RUSH

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  • 0
  • SS
  • I am a current student here

    Many sororities and fraternities to choose from. UA just finished the largest sorority rush in it's history, also the largest rush in the USA.

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  • 0
  • mackenzie
  • I am a current student here

    if you're in it, you love it. if you're not, you hate it.

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  • 0
  • Katheryn
  • I am a current student here

    I am not involved in the Greek life. As an outside to this I won't comment.

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