By The Numbers
- Enrollment has more than doubled since 2007 to more than 5,800 students.
- The freshmen class grew from less than 500 students to nearly 1,600 in 10 years.
- The College of Engineering makes up 15 percent of the UA student population.
- There are 74 National Merit Scholars in the 2016 freshman class, more than triple the scholars in the freshman class a decade ago.
- Nearly 57 percent of undergraduate students received merit-based scholarships in 2016-17.
- The average ACT score for freshmen in 2016 was 30, an increase of more than 4 points since 2007.
- Freshmen in 2016 had an average high school GPA of 3.97, more than the 3.65 average in 2008.
- In the UA Honor’s College, three out of every 10 students is from the College of Engineering.
- The number of degrees awarded has nearly tripled in the last decade to 885 degrees in 2015-16.
- The average starting salary for 2015 graduates was $63,123, near the national average for recent engineering graduates.
- Alabama Astrobotics has won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition more times than any team, including first place finishes the past two years.
- Part of a national four-year vehicle contest, the UA EcoCAR 3 team placed first in 11 categories during the year-end conference in 2016.
- For the eighth consecutive year, a College of Engineering student was recognized by receiving the Dr. Catherine J. Randall Award. The award is given to the most outstanding student scholar at UA.
ETHNICITY (undergraduate only)
- Asian – 2 percent
- Black or African American - 7 percent
- Hispanic – 3 percent
- International – 6 percent
- Other/Undesignated – 4 percent
- White – 78 percent
- Students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and at least 25 countries.
- Male - 76 percent
- Female - 24 percent