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University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

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About This Campus

Tuscaloosa, with 90,468 residents, lies in the very heartland of the South. It rests on the banks of the Black Warrior River, with Birmingham 55 miles northeast, Atlanta 204 miles to the east, and New Orleans 293 miles to the southwest. Many recreational activities are available in the Tuscaloosa area, offering students a first-hand look at the South today and insights into the South of yesteryear. The State's first institution of higher learning, the University of Alabama opened its doors to students in 1831. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the South, centered upon a vast quadrangle with giant oaks and elms and with a mix of buildings reflecting the 150-year history of the institution. A major comprehensive, residential institution, the University has developed into a major teaching, research, and service facility, containing 17 schools and colleges.

Location Information

The University of Alabama is located in the heart of beautiful Tuscaloosa, AL. Our spacious and charming campus is located on the bank of the Black Warrior River, near bustling downtown Tuscaloosa.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Limited

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Very Good
Home Payment (B)
Limited

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Tuscaloosa
Population | 95,334
Enrollment | 43,703
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/14
Spring | 01/09-05/03

Campus Diversity

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White | 77%
Black | 12%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 1%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Athletic Training, Education, Social Work, Dance, and Management Information Systems.

Limitations
NSE students entering the College of Commerce and Business Administration should prepare a course alternative list. Music majors are required to audition.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Theater Arts/Drama
  • Communications
  • Public Relations

Unique Academic Programs

  • Broadcasting

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Management
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies/Theology
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/02/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5790.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 16 ($440 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 16 ($385 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/02/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee $50 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $300 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $345 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee $120 Year Plan A & B Optional

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001051

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/02/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 30% living on campus
  • Suite: $4450
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $Depends on where student selects.
  • Proximity to campus: Varies
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
All Access: $1,901, unlimited meals Bama Silver: $1,232, 125 meals Bama Bronze: $938, 90 meals Essential Plan: $723, 55 meals and 25 retail combos Bama 55: $576, 55 meals VIP Membership: $172, 25 retail combos

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/02/19.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,200 per year.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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