Enrollment

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

38,103 students are enrolled at UA / 5,964 in the College of Engineering.

16%

5,453

Engineering Undergraduates

511

Engineering Graduates

BY PROGRAM (Undergraduate Only)

  • Aerospace Engineering – 9 percent
  • Architectural Engineering – 2 percent
  • Chemical Engineering – 15 percent
  • Civil Engineering – 11 percent
  • Construction Engineering – 2 percent
  • Computer Engineering – 1 percent
  • Computer Science – 12 percent
  • Electrical Engineering – 11 percent
  • Environmental Engineering – 2 percent
  • Mechanical Engineering – 31 percent
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering – 1 percent
  • Undesignated – 3 percent

 

Students

The average ACT score for first-time undergraduates in fall 2019 was 29.8, an increase of more than 5 points since 2005. First-time undergraduates also had an average SAT score of 1346 and an average high school GPA of 3.98.

28%

In the UA Honors College, 28 percent of students are from the College of Engineering.

306

National Merit Finalist enrolled in the College of Engineering for the 2019-2020 academic year.

75

National Merit Finalists in the 2018 freshman class, more than triple the scholars in the freshman class a decade ago.

 

Achievements

The number of undergraduate degrees awarded has nearly quadrupled in the last decade to 995 degrees in 2018-19. The average annual starting salary for reporting August 2018 College of Engineering graduates was $67,834 with a range of $48,000-$101,000.

$650,000

Between 2006-2019, the Capstone Engineering Society has awarded more than $650,000 in scholarships.

45%

Forty-five percent of undergraduate students received merit-based scholarships in 2019-2020.

Alabama Astrobotics has won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition more times than any team, including first place finishes the past five years.

Part of a national four-year vehicle contest, the UA EcoCAR 3 team placed third overall out of 16 universities during the final competition in 2018. In the new EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, UA’s team was in third place at the end of year one.

 

Demographics

ETHNICITY

  • Asian – 2 percent
  • Black or African-American – 7 percent
  • Hispanic or Latino/Latina – 4 percent
  • International – 3 percent
  • Other/Undesignated – 14 percent
  • White – 70 percent

GENDER (Undergraduate Only)

  • Male – 77 percent
  • Female – 23 percent