The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Vanderbilt University is a private (not-for-profit) and The University of Alabama is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Vanderbilt University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,966) than The University of Alabama ($31,090).
  • It is harder to admit to Vanderbilt University than The University of Alabama.
  • Vanderbilt University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,525) than The University of Alabama (1,220).
  • Vanderbilt University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than The University of Alabama (26).
  • The University of Alabama has more students with 37,840 students while Vanderbilt University has 13,537 students.
  • The University of Alabama has more full-time faculties with 1,517 faculties while Vanderbilt University has 1,249 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Vanderbilt University and The University of Alabama.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Vanderbilt UniversityThe University of Alabama
Vanderbilt Universityvs.The University of Alabama
Nashville, TennesseeLocationTuscaloosa, Alabama
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$56,966Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,620
Out-Of-State$31,090
65% ($44,675)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)67% ($13,788)
$44,675Average Amount of Financial Aid$13,788
10.85 %Acceptance Rates53.30 %
47.06 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)36.45 %
1,525SAT Score1,220
35ACT Score26
93 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
96 %Retention Rate87 %
13,537Student Population37,840
1,249Number of Faculties1,517
8 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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