Top Rated Alabama Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Alabama for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Alabama as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Alabama is Auburn University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


13 results

Auburn University
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Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $23,562net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
The University of Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#2 Best Value 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

#3 Best Value 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

#1 Best Value 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

#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 8,479enrollment
  • $10,689net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
University of North Alabama
N
Florence, AL
University of North Alabama

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities 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

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Alabama A & M University
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HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 6,106enrollment
  • $14,604net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.88*Avg GPA