University of Alabama

Educational Resources


Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library; Angelo Bruno Library; Bounds Law Library; Eric and Sarah Rodgers Library for Science & Engineering; Health Sciences Library; Hoole Special Collections Library; Map Library; McLure Education Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,518,290 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 33,355 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,014,614 microforms.
  • 526,858 Audio/Visual items.
  • 62,481 e-books.

Museums & Art

Alabama Museum of Natural History; Paul W. Bryant Museum; Office of Archaeological Research; Gorgas House



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 0 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 5,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 6,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 26% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 54% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 14% of housing units are Triples.
  • 27% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 89 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 6% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Get on Board Day, SAKURA Festival, Honors Day, Late Night Breakfast, Greek Week, Bamablast, Welcome Back Concert, Family Weekend
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 263 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Mu Alpha, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Psi Omega, Anderson Society, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Phi Mu, Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, Chi Sigma Iota, Coordinating Council for Honor Societies, Delta Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Rho, Dobro-Slova National Slavic Honor Society, The Carl A Elliott Society, Eta Kappa Nu, Eta Sigma Delta, Eta Sigma Gamma Delta XI Chapter, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Golden Key Internationaly Honor Society, Honors Program Student Association, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Alpha Honor Society in Anthropology Beta Chapter, Lambda Pi Eta, Lamba Sigma Honor Society, Mallet Assembly Men's Honors Residence Program, Mortar Board, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Omega Rho Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Alpha, Order of Omega, The Other Club, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Inc, Phi Alpha-Psi Chapter, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Inc, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Phi Sigma Tau, Phi Upsilon, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, PINNACLE Honor Society, Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Beta Pi Association, Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Women's Honors Residential Program
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AGAP College Ministry, Baha'i Club, Baptist Campus Ministries, B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, Calvary Baptist College Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Canterbury Episcopal Chapel Student Forum, Catholic Student Fellowship, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Chosen College Ministry, Christ First Campus Ministry, Christian Legal Society, Crossroads Campus Ministry, The Edge, Dunamis Campus Ministry, Empowering Women Campus Ministry, First Baptist Church College Ministry, Generation Now, Interfaith Council, Latter Day Saint Student Association, Lighthouse College Bible Study, Lutheran Student Fellowship, Mosaic, The Navigators, Pathos, Proseuche Group Association, Reformed University Fellowship, Tide for Christ Student Ministry, Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Church, Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Fellowship, Twenty Something, University Christian Ministry, Wesley Foundation, Westminister Fellowship, Young Life, Youth for Christ
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Graduate Student Association, Afro American Gospel Choir, Alabama Model United Nations, Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Best Buddies International, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Union, Capstone Association of Black Journalists, Chinese Student Association, Hispanic Student Association, Indian Association of Tuscaloosa, International Law Student Association, International Student Association, Korean Student Association, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Council of Negro Women, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, OLA Friends of the Ibero American World, Russian and East European Club, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Church, Tuscaloosa Chinese Christian Fellowship
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AL Arise Student Assn, AL Collegiate Legislature, AL Crew Club, AL Equestrian Team, AL Finance Assn, AL Info Mgt Soc, AL Kayak Club, AL Lacrosse Club, AL Mgt Soc, AL Men's Soccer, AL Nat Panhellenic Assn, AL Portuguese Student Assn, AL Rugby Football Club, AL Soc for Human Resource Mgt, AL Sports Entertainment Law Soc, Amer Soc of Interior Designers, AL Student Gerontological Soc of Amer, AL Student Hist Foreign Policy Soc, AL Student Soc for Communication Arts, AL Students for Constitutional Reform, AL Triathletes, AL Water Polo, AL Water Ski Club, AL Women's Lacrosse Club, AL Women's Wheelchair Basketball Team, AL World Auto Defense Trng Team, AL Wrestling Club, AL Yell Crew, Amer Cancer Soc Colleges Against Cancer, Amer Choral Dirs Assn, Amer Inst of Aero and Astronautics, Amer Inst of Chem Engrs, Amer Mktg Assn, Amer Soc of Civil Engrs, Amer Soc of Mech Engrs, Amnesty Intl Bama Grp, Amnesty Intl, Anthropology Club, Arnold Air Soc Thomas H Borders Squadron, Art Students League, Associated Builders and Contractors, Assn for Computing Machinery, Athletic Trng Students' Assn, Assn, Bama Bread for the World, Bama Chess Club, Bama Hockey, Bama Mac Users Grp, Bama PAWS, Bama Ranger Co, Bama Ultimate, Black Warrior Review, Campus Boy Scouts, Campus Girl Scouts, Capstone Alliance for Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Capstone Assn of Nursing Students, Capstone Conservative Club, Capstone Fin Plng Assn, Capstone Men and Women, Capstone Mentoring Info Sys Soc, Capstone Music Therapy Assn, Capstone Political Action Committee, CHES Counc of Pres, Circle K, Civil Rights Law Student Assn, College Democrats, College Libertarians, Coll of Arts and Sci Ambassadors, Coll of Communication and Info Sci Student Exec Counc, College Republicans, Commerce Associates, Common Grounds, Communication Studies Grad Stdnt Counc, Community Serv Center, Coord Counc for Student Orgs, Corolla Yrbk, Creative Campus, Criminal Justice, Students' Assn, Crimson Ceramics Soc, Crimson Kaydettes, Crimson Tennis Club, Crimson Tide Racquetball Club, Dance AL, Delta Epsilon Chi, Engr Exec Counc, Engr Students without Borders UA, Eng Grad Org, Environmental Law Soc, Fearless Achievers Mastering Excellence, Feminist Majority Foundation, French Club, Freshman Forum Career Track, Freshman Forum Gov Track, Freshman Forum Serv Track, Growing Engr Alum Relations, Grad Student Assn, Habitat for Humanity, Hlthcare Mgt Soc, Honors Prog Student Assn, Hotel Restaurant Convention Assn, Inst for Ops Resrh and Mgt Sci, Inst of Indust Engrs, Intellectual Property Soc, InterFrat Counc, Intl Folk Dancers, Italian Club, Japan Club 2, Just Democracy, Leadership Ed and Dev Team, Making A Difference, Marr's Field Journal, Master of Bus Adm Assn, McNair Scholars Student Assn, Mock Trial Assn, Multicultural Unity Surviving Through Active and Noble Gentlemen, Muslim Student Assn, Nat Pan-Hellenic Counc, Nat Student Speech Lang & Hearing Assn, New Coll Student Counc, Outlaw at AL, Perf Poetry Reading Series, Phi Alpha Theta Hist Honor Soc, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Delta Sigma Pre Dental Soc, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Frat, Philosophy Club, Pre Law Students Assn, PR Student Soc of Amer, Queer-Straight Alliance, Relig Studies Stdnt Assn, Residence Hall Assn, Riptide Dancers, Rotaract Intl Club, Rural Hlth Student Assn, Shen Lung Kung Fu Stdnts Assn, Social Work Assn for Cultural Awareness, Soc for New Amer Revolution, Soc of Auto Engrs, Soc of Ops Mgt Students, Soc of Physics Stdnts, Soc of Women Engrs, Students Taking Action Now, Student Advertising Team, Student AL Ed Assn, Student Alum Assn, Student Athlete Advis Committee, Student Bar Assn, Student Dietetic Assn, Student Gov Assn, Student Hlth Advis Counc, Students for Teachg Amer, Students for Ed Prevent AIDS, Students in Free Enterprise, Students United for a Cure, Chapter for Organ Donation, Circle, Classics Club Acad, Federalist Soc, Houses, Theta Tau Prof Engr Frat, US Yoshukai Karate Assn, UA Film Soc, Univ Honors Ambassadors, Univ Progs, Univ Safe Zone Prog, Univ Table Tennis, Up til Dawn, VDay Campaign Committee 2006, Wado-ryu Bama Karate Club, Women in Info Tech, WVUA 907FM, Yoseikan Budo, You've Got A Friend
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Crimson White (daily-weekends excluded)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham, AL (61), Birmingham (61)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Tuscaloosa, AL (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Tuscaloosa, AL (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 11% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,592
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 28 fraternities
  • 24 fraternity houses
  • 21% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 21 sororities
  • 16 sorority houses
  • 27% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited


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