Even though Alabama's Asian American numbers are low, the Asian students on campus are largely concentrated in STEM majors, so their presence will seem larger. Plus, the int'l Asian students aren't counted in those numbers.
Alabama's Asian numbers have increased...and again, int'l students ethnicities aren't included in ethnic counts and Bama enrolls a lot of int'ls from Asian and South American countries.
these are the newest numbers released:
58 percent come from Alabama
38 percent come from elsewhere in the United States
(55% of freshman come from OOS)
4 percent are international students from 68 countries
28 percent of undergraduates belong to sororities or fraternities
55 percent are women
13 percent are African-American
3 percent are Hispanic-American
2 percent are Asian-American
28 percent major in arts and sciences
21 percent major in business
9 percent major in communication
9 percent major in education
12 percent major in engineering
10 percent major in human environmental sciences
2 percent major in law
6 percent major in nursing
2 percent major in social work
Alabama's College of Engineering is ranked higher than UAH or UAB. Plus, Bama has the brand new mega-sized Science and Engineering Complex.
I live near UAH, and yes, it is largely a commuter/suitcase school. UAB is as well. Alabama is a residential university.
Alabama's scholarship app deadline is Dec 1st, so get the school and scholarship apps in ASAP.....no essays, no teacher recs...both quick and easy to do.
You have a 30 composite, so when you apply, select eng'g...that way you'll get free tuition PLUS 2500 per year. Total Value of scholarships is about $100k.
Alabama also has a very good College of Music http://music.ua.edu/
Go to the Bama forum for more info http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-alabama/