The Best Alabama Colleges

The Best Colleges in Alabama for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Alabama as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Alabama is Samford University. The top rated public state college is The University of Alabama. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


16 results

Samford University
S
Birmingham, AL
Samford University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private 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

#1 Best Value 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

#2 Best Public Universities 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

#2 Best Value 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

#3 Best Value 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#3 Best Private 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

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#4 Best Private 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

#7 Best Public Universities 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

#8 Best Public Universities 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

#9 Best Public Universities 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

#10 Best Public Universities 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

#11 Best Public Universities 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

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Applications Due May 15