University of Alabama
#199 Overall Influence#94 Desirability Rank

University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The University of Alabama (UA) was founded in 1820. UA is organized into 13 academic divisions offering 117 areas of study. Among its most popular degree programs are those in engineering and in business, management, and marketing.

UA’s distance-learning and online department—Bama By Distance—offers a total of more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as various specialist certificates.

Among many distinguished UA-associated individuals, we may mention the following:

UA is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

37,302

Acceptance

59%

Graduation Rate

69%

Median SAT Score

1170

Median ACT Score

27

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,780

Fees (in-state)

$0

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$51,600

Employed

90%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

36K

Under-Grads

32K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0166

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

13 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

37 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is University of Alabama known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#76 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#120 World Rank #66 USA Rank
History
#125 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Biology
#88 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Communications
#181 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Anthropology
#147 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Psychology
#116 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Social Work
#137 World Rank #101 USA Rank
Nursing
#232 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Engineering
#189 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Law
#230 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Medical
#166 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Business
#221 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Political Science
#234 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Education
#391 World Rank #149 USA Rank
Chemistry
#389 World Rank #157 USA Rank
Literature
#510 World Rank #169 USA Rank
Mathematics
#230 World Rank #173 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#430 World Rank #181 USA Rank
Computer Science
#575 World Rank #241 USA Rank
Sociology
#1369 World Rank #536 USA Rank
Philosophy

Other areas of influence

#543 World Rank #202 USA Rank
Economics

Influential People

Who are University of Alabama's Most influential alumni?

University of Alabama's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Communications, and Social Work. University of Alabama’s most academically influential people include Edward O. Wilson, Jimmy Wales, and Timothy Leary.

Edward O. Wilson
Edward O. Wilson

U.S. biologist and author

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Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia co-founder and American Internet entrepreneur

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Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary

American psychologist

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Harper Lee
Harper Lee

American author

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Gay Talese
Gay Talese

American writer

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George Armitage Miller
George Armitage Miller

American cognitive psychologist

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J. N. Reddy
J. N. Reddy

American academic

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William March
William March

United States Marine, novelist, short story writer

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Bernard Madoff
Bernard Madoff

American former businessman, stockbroker, investment advisor, financier and white collar criminal

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Charles J. Cooper

American lawyer

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Robert Tollison
Robert Tollison

American economist

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James Hood
James Hood

Civil right activist

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