By The Numbers
- Enrollment has more than doubled since 2007 to more than 6,000 students.
- The College of Engineering makes up 16 percent of the UA student population.
- 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.
- The number of degrees awarded has nearly tripled in the last decade to 993 degrees in 2017-18.
- The average starting salary for December 2017 College of Engineering graduates was $62,899.
- 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.
ETHNICITY (undergraduate only)
- Asian – 2 percent
- Black or African American - 7 percent
- Hispanic or Latino/Latina– 4 percent
- International – 3 percent
- Other/Undesignated – 9 percent
- White – 75 percent
- Students come from 48 states, the District of Columbia and at least 25 countries.
- Male - 77 percent
- Female - 23 percent