Alabama Best Colleges Comparison

View the Alabama Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Alabama Statistics

There are 104 colleges in Alabama - 45 public and 59 private schools. The 2023 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $14,697 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $16,698. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,119 and the average acceptance rate is 76% for Alabama Best Colleges Comparison.
The next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Alabama. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Alabama colleges at Alabama Statistics page.
2022-2023 Colleges In Alabama Statistics
Top 20 colleges in AlabamaAll colleges in Alabama
Number of Schools20 schools
(13 public, 7 private)
104 schools
(45 public, 59 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,871 (in-state)
$22,570 (out-of-state)
$7,283 (in-state)
$14,697 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,868 (in-state)
$20,332 (out-of-state)
$9,892 (in-state)
$16,698 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$11,201$7,003
Test Scores1,123 SAT, 22 ACT 1,119 SAT, 22 ACT
Acceptance Rate73.61% 75.90%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)20.19% 28.85%
Population185,793301,988
Undergraduate140,110248,874
Graduate45,68353,114
Graduation Rate52.26%43.74%
Transfer-out Rate22.00%23.56%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.85 to 115.39 to 1

Top Colleges In Alabama Comparison

The next table lists the top 20 colleges in Alabama for academic year 2022-2023. Samford University ranked top in the Alabama Best Colleges Comparison and Auburn University and The University of Alabama follows it. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $22,570 for undergraduate programs $20,332 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Alabama is 1,123 and the acceptance rate is 73.61%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.85 to 1 for top colleges in Alabama. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2022-2023 Top colleges in Alabama Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Samford University
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Private, 4-yearsBirmingham, AL
$36,725 $20,171 5,68283% 1,170 SAT
26 ACT
14 to 1
2 Auburn University
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Public, 4-yearsAuburn, AL
$32,960
($12,176)
$9,724 31,76444% 1,300 SAT
27 ACT
20 to 1
3 The University of Alabama
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Public, 4-yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$32,300
($11,940)
$14,421 38,64480% 1,260 SAT
28 ACT
19 to 1
4 University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Public, 4-yearsBirmingham, AL
$21,216
($8,832)
$9,889 21,63987% 1,300 SAT
27 ACT
18 to 1
5 University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Public, 4-yearsHuntsville, AL
$24,770
($11,878)
$9,922 9,23778% 1,335 SAT
26 ACT
17 to 1
6 Jacksonville State University
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Public, 4-yearsJacksonville, AL
$21,912
($11,952)
$7,234 9,63278% 1,100 SAT
20 ACT
19 to 1
7 University of Montevallo
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Public, 4-yearsMontevallo, AL
$26,730
($13,710)
$12,167 2,58660% - 12 to 1
8 Troy University
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Public, 4-yearsTroy, AL
$18,624
($9,312)
$6,489 14,15695% 1,045 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
9 Birmingham-Southern College
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Private, 4-yearsBirmingham, AL
$21,250 $13,901 97557% 1,210 SAT
25 ACT
10 to 1
10 University of North Alabama
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Public, 4-yearsFlorence, AL
$21,420
($11,220)
$8,953 9,83096% - 18 to 1
11 Spring Hill College
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Private, 4-yearsMobile, AL
$21,732 $13,853 1,04673% 1,160 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
12 Alabama State University
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Public, 4-yearsMontgomery, AL
$19,396
($11,068)
$10,501 3,82897% 935 SAT
18 ACT
14 to 1
13 University of South Alabama
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Public, 4-yearsMobile, AL
$17,732
($9,116)
$8,018 13,43865% 1,095 SAT
22 ACT
16 to 1
14 Judson College
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Private, 4-yearsMarion, AL
$18,640 $12,952 229- - 5 to 1
15 Tuskegee University
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Private, 4-yearsTuskegee, AL
$22,614 $20,334 2,57030% 1,100 SAT
21 ACT
7 to 1
16 University of West Alabama
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Public, 4-yearsLivingston, AL
$20,090
($10,990)
$3,247 5,86069% 930 SAT
19 ACT
18 to 1
17 Faulkner University
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Private, 4-yearsMontgomery, AL
$23,920 $11,375 2,81782% 1,030 SAT
19 ACT
13 to 1
18 Stillman College
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Private, 4-yearsTuscaloosa, AL
$11,392 $10,997 74465% - 15 to 1
19 Alabama A & M University
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Public, 4-yearsNormal, AL
$18,634
($10,024)
$10,797 6,00768% 920 SAT
17 ACT
19 to 1
20 Auburn University at Montgomery
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Public, 4-yearsMontgomery, AL
$19,348
($9,100)
$9,078 5,10992% 1,070 SAT
20 ACT
15 to 1
Average$22,570
($10,871)
$11,201 185,79373.61% 1,123 SAT
22.2500 ACT
14.85 to 1
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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023