Best Alabama Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Alabama for 2021

There are 69 colleges and universities in Alabama enrolling 305,073 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, Auburn University, Birmingham Southern College and The University of Alabama. The highest ranked college in Alabama is Samford University and the top rated public state college is Auburn University.

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
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Birmingham, AL
Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,619enrollment
  • $30,695net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Auburn University
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Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $23,562net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Birmingham Southern College
B
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,268enrollment
  • $23,452net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
The University of Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Birmingham, AL
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 21,923enrollment
  • $17,068net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1365SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of Alabama at Huntsville
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Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama at Huntsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 9,736enrollment
  • $15,118net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1237-1490SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
University of Montevallo
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Montevallo, AL
University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,612enrollment
  • $16,027net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
University of Mobile
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Mobile, AL
University of Mobile

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,885enrollment
  • $21,847net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1160SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
University of South Alabama
S
Mobile, AL
University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 14,834enrollment
  • $13,624net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Tuskegee University
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Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 3,026enrollment
  • $33,420net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 880-1098SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Huntingdon College
H
Montgomery, AL
Huntingdon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,081enrollment
  • $21,738net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1180SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 8,479enrollment
  • $10,689net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Faulkner University
F
Montgomery, AL
 
Faulkner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 3,178enrollment
  • $19,990net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
University of North Alabama
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Florence, AL
University of North Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 7,488enrollment
  • $14,033net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
Oakwood University
O
Huntsville, AL
 
Oakwood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,636enrollment
  • $23,398net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 853-1108SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.03Avg GPA
Troy University
T
Troy, AL
Troy University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 16,981enrollment
  • $12,951net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 930-1090SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
University of West Alabama
W
Livingston, AL
 
University of West Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,200enrollment
  • $15,383net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 860-1020SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.16*Avg GPA
Auburn University at Montgomery
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Montgomery, AL
Auburn University at Montgomery

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,211enrollment
  • $14,559net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 920-1150SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA