Profile: University of Alabama

Fast Facts

On Campus:30%
  • Fall 08/23-12/09
  • Spring 01/10-05/05

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Tuscaloosa, with 90,221 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.

Campus Location - 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.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Interior Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Telecommunications

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, English, French, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Spanish

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Classical Languages, French, German, Greek, Latin, Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Health Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing, Athletic Training, Education, Social Work, Dance, and Management Information Systems.

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
Public Relations

Unique Academic Programs

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/7/2017.

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: $305 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $125 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1200 per year.

Financial Aid
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:


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

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester Notes About Meal Plans
All Access: $1837, unlimited meals Bama Silver: $1190, 125 meals Bama Bronze: $906, 90 meals Essential Plan: $699, 55 meals and 25 retail combos Bama 55: $557, 55 meals VIP Membership: $166, 25 retail combos

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