Best Alabama Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Alabama for 2020

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, The University of Alabama and Birmingham Southern College. 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 found

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
  • $30,017net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
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Auburn University
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Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
The University of Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Birmingham Southern College
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Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,268enrollment
  • $23,846net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
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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
  • $17,016net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 980-1240SAT range
  • 21-29ACT 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
  • $14,766net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1380SAT 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
  • $16,075net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
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Tuskegee University
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Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 3,026enrollment
  • $30,847net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
University of South Alabama
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Mobile, AL
University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 14,834enrollment
  • $12,968net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
University of Mobile
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Mobile, AL
University of Mobile

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,885enrollment
  • $22,190net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 890-1090SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
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Faulkner University
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Montgomery, AL
 
Faulkner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 3,178enrollment
  • $19,337net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Jacksonville State University
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Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 8,479enrollment
  • $11,939net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 910-930SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Huntingdon College
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Montgomery, AL
Huntingdon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,081enrollment
  • $19,913net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
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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
  • $12,103net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
University of West Alabama
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Livingston, AL
 
University of West Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 5,200enrollment
  • $13,326net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 860-1020SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.16*Avg GPA
Troy University
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Troy, AL
Troy University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 16,981enrollment
  • $12,146net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
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Oakwood University
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Huntsville, AL
 
Oakwood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,636enrollment
  • $25,567net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 940-1010SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.03Avg 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
  • $15,047net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA