Top Rated Alabama Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Alabama for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Alabama as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Alabama is Auburn University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


12 results

Auburn University
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Auburn University, AL

Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 31,764enrollment
  • $25,271net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

The University of Alabama
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Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $20,592net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1410SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 21,639enrollment
  • $16,834net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Alabama at Huntsville
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Huntsville, AL

University of Alabama at Huntsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,237enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1226-1430SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

University of Montevallo
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Montevallo, AL

University of Montevallo

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 2,586enrollment
  • $17,421net price
  • 60%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

  • 13,438enrollment
  • $15,664net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1003-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Auburn University at Montgomery
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Montgomery, AL

Auburn University at Montgomery

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,109enrollment
  • $13,163net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Jacksonville State University
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Jacksonville, AL

Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,632enrollment
  • $11,953net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1200SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Troy University
T
Troy, AL

Troy University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 14,156enrollment
  • $13,187net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT 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

  • 5,860enrollment
  • $13,786net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 880-980SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 10

Alabama A & M University
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HBCU
Normal, AL

Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 6,007enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 830-1033SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Avg 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

  • 3,828enrollment
  • $13,176net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 828-1041SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.95Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31