Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1190
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $9,450
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    6,894
  • University Selectivity
    83%
  • University Yield
    70%
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1929
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Box 870223
500 Colonial Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487, United States
Website

Culverhouse College of Commerce

Innovation. Relevance. Rigor. The Culverhouse College of Commerce is an inclusive community engaged in innovative research, service and rigorous learning – with a personal touch - that develops highly respected business leaders who solve challenges of a global society. We are also committed to leading and managing the Culverhouse College to provide the highest level of service quality and support to enable students, staff and faculty to maximize their potential and to efficiently partner with companies, alumni, government agencies, the broader university, and the university administration.

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Our business school does it's best to make sure their students are well-rounded in all areas of business. They also make sure that we are familiar with working in teams. For instance, our GBA 490 course is legendary. This course in strategy is designed to use everything students learn in the business school to teach them how to run their own business.

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About University of Alabama

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
83% University of Alabama 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. High school GPA
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Class rank
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1090
  • Min. ACT 22
  • Min. GPA 2.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 1190
  • Min. ACT 25
  • Min. GPA 2.50
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
33000% 33,000
83% 83
70% 70
83% School Selectivity
70% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • TOEFL
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Transfer Students1. Complete University of Alabama application for admission at http://gobama.ua.edu/apply/2. Submit all academic work from all institutions a student has attended3. Complete

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1700% 1,700
94% 94
99% 99
94% Program Selectivity
99% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.0
  • Other transfer requirements Student must be in good standing in their previous division.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 20
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Ernst & Young
Top Employer
  • BBVA Compass
  • Accenture
  • Hewlett-Packard
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
68% 68
59% 59.252482758620694
68% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
6% 6
17% 16.796475409836066
6% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
12% 12
9% 9.484761904761905
12% Accept Offers
65% Graduates seeking full-time employment
35% Graduates not seeking employment
70% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
5% 5
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
25% 25
Data not provided
General Management
12% 12
Data not provided
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
11% 11
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
11% 11
Data not provided
Operations/Production
12% 12
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
5% 5
Data not provided
Other
17% 17
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. South
83% 83
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. West
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Target
  • Hone Depot
  • Lithonia Lighting
  • Wal-Mart
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,100
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
There is a specific office of the Career Center located in the Business School for business students.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$20,450
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,450
  • Fees $1,600
  • Expenses $9,400
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$34,950
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $23,950
  • Fees $1,600
  • Expenses $9,400
66% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 30% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 10%
  • Merit 85%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://financialaid.ua.edu/
Scholarships
$2,000,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$2,500,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Culverhouse College of Commerce
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
66% 61
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
112% 65
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
4 Culverhouse College of Commerce 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
15% Less than 20 Students 50% More than 50 Students
35% 21 to 50 students
65 Average number of students in non-business required electives
11 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • AC 415 Current Issues in the Accounting Profession
  • AC 334 Intro to Fraud Risk Management
  • MKT 439 Key Account Management
  • MKT 376 Service Marketing
  • MKT 476 Service Managemen
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2008
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
119% 119
70% 70
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. Ed Schnee

    Accounting

  • Dr. A.J. Strickland

    Strategy

  • Dr. Robert Brooks

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    We have several Co-op opportunities with the Operations Management program as well as with the Finance program. Some of these co-operative education opportunities include the auto industry, financial affairs, and supply chain management.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Our College offers a number of study-abroad opportunities with faculty lead courses in Costa Rica, Turkey, Latin America, and the Far East.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The University of Alabama has an Office of Volunteerism and Community Service which is available to all students which the Business School actively participate.

Students

23% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 21% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1090 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
81% 81
African American
12% 12
Hispanic
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
3%
2%
3%
10%
75%
6%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
96% 96
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
4% 4
20 Average age of full-time students
86% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
85% 85
95% 95

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 46,100
Alumni Donations
$8,000 Average Gift $1,000,000 Largest Gift

not permitted to divulge

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Dennis Shuler

    Executive Vice President/Scripps Networks Interactive

  • Gary Fayard

    Executive Vice President/Coca Cola International

  • Marilyn Hewson

    President/COO Lockheed Martin