Best Alabama Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Alabama for 2022

There are 69 colleges and universities in Alabama enrolling 293,051 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Alabama below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Alabama offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Alabama is home to nationally ranked institutions like Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, The University of Alabama and Auburn University. The highest ranked college in Alabama is Samford University and the top rated public state college is The University of Alabama.

Local college options can be explored in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Huntsville or other cities.


69 results

List of the Best Alabama Colleges

Samford University
S
Birmingham, AL
Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,729enrollment
  • $31,322net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Birmingham Southern College
B
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,129enrollment
  • $21,474net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Alabama at Birmingham
A
Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 22,563enrollment
  • $16,978net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1328SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Alabama at Huntsville
A
Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama at Huntsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 9,999enrollment
  • $16,990net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1430SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due May 22

University of Montevallo
M
Montevallo, AL
University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,600enrollment
  • $18,702net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 990-1215SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

University of South Alabama
S
Mobile, AL
University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 14,224enrollment
  • $14,822net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 983-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.71Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Faulkner University
F
Montgomery, AL
Faulkner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,961enrollment
  • $19,889net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1175SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg Weighted GPA

Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 9,238enrollment
  • $13,616net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 840-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Troy University
T
Troy, AL
Troy University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 16,497enrollment
  • $13,257net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 935-1105SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 30

Auburn University at Montgomery
A
Montgomery, AL
Auburn University at Montgomery

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,212enrollment
  • $14,182net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 910-1090SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of West Alabama
W
Livingston, AL
 
University of West Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,734enrollment
  • $15,685net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,977enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.88Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

Amridge University
A
Montgomery, AL
 
Amridge University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 775enrollment
  • $16,602net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Mar 31

Central Alabama Community College
C
Alexander City, AL
Central Alabama Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,546enrollment
  • $3,776net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Sep 11