The Best Alabama Colleges

The Best Colleges in Alabama for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Alabama as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Alabama is Samford University. The top rated public state college is Auburn University. 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

  • 5,758enrollment
  • $31,322net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Birmingham Southern College
B
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Southern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 1,058enrollment
  • $21,474net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 31,526enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#1 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,316enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1370SAT range
  • 21-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
A
Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 22,289enrollment
  • $16,978net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1173-1388SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 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

  • 9,636enrollment
  • $16,990net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL

Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,654enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

University of Montevallo
M
Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 2,625enrollment
  • $18,702net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

University of South Alabama
S
Mobile, AL

University of South Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 13,992enrollment
  • $14,822net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 985-1215SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Faulkner University
F
Montgomery, AL

Faulkner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,874enrollment
  • $19,889net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 990-1205SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,540enrollment
  • $13,616net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Auburn University at Montgomery
A
Montgomery, AL

Auburn University at Montgomery

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,068enrollment
  • $14,182net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Troy University
T
Troy, AL

Troy University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 14,901enrollment
  • $13,257net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 935-1150SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of West Alabama
W
Livingston, AL
 

University of West Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,594enrollment
  • $15,685net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 880-980SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL

Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,969enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 840-1030SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 3,964enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 839-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.95Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31