By The Numbers

Enrollment

  • Enrollment has more than doubled since 2007 to more than 6,100 students.
  • The College of Engineering makes up 16 percent of the UA student population.

Students

  • There were 66 National Merit Finalists in the 2017 freshman class, more than triple the scholars in the freshman class a decade ago.
  • Nearly 58 percent of undergraduate students received merit-based scholarships in 2017-18.
  • The average ACT score for freshmen in 2017 was 30.1, an increase of more than 5 points since 2005.
  • Freshmen in 2017 had an average high school GPA of 3.96, more than the 3.65 average in 2008.
  • In the UA Honor’s College, three out of every 10 students are from the College of Engineering. There are more Honors College students in engineering than in any other single college.

Achievements

  • The number of degrees awarded has nearly tripled in the last decade to 885 degrees in 2015-16.
  • The average starting salary for May 2017 graduates was $62,276.
  • Alabama Astrobotics has won the NASA Robotic Mining Competition more times than any team, including first place finishes the past four years.
  • Part of a national four-year vehicle contest, the UA EcoCAR 3 team placed third overall out of 16 universities during the Year 4 Competition in 2018.

Demographics

ETHNICITY (undergraduate only)

  • Asian – 2 percent
  • Black or African American - 7 percent
  • Hispanic or Latino/Latina– 4 percent
  • International – 3 percent
  • Other/Undesignated – 6 percent
  • White – 78 percent
  • Students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and at least 25 countries.

GENDER

  • Male - 76 percent
  • Female - 24 percent