UA Enrollment Tops 36,000; Freshmen Bring Record Scores, GPAs

  • September 16th, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high 36,155 students this fall, and includes an outstanding freshman class.

Total enrollment is up 3.7 percent, an increase of 1,303 students over fall 2013. The total includes 30,754 undergraduates and 5,401 graduate and first professional students.

The freshman class includes 6,856 students, a 5.8 percent increase over last fall. The class comes to UA with an average ACT score of 26.1, the highest in UA history, and an average high school GPA of 3.65. More than 2,100 freshmen scored 30 or higher on the ACT, placing them in the top 5 percent of students taking the ACT. The class includes 135 National Merit Scholars and 20 National Achievement Scholars.

“We are so pleased that these outstanding students have chosen UA to pursue their goals,” said UA President Judy Bonner. “We look forward to working with them as they reach their potential both inside and outside the classroom.”



Cathy Andreen, director of media relations, 205/348-8322,

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.