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about UA

Founded in 1831 as the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama has always focused on being the best. This is Where Legends Are Made.

about the university

We are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a robust campus environment where our students can reach their greatest potential while learning from the best and brightest faculty and making a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

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Our beautiful, 1,200-acre campus has everything you need to be successful during your college years. Be energized through leading-edge research initiatives and state-of-the-art labs. Be inspired by professors who are experts in their fields of study. Be active in campus life through one of more than 600 student organizations. Be involved in a wide range of volunteer opportunities and internships.

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WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE

The University of Alabama is steeped in tradition and success. Legends have been made in our academic halls, on our athletic fields and courts, and in our endeavors to shape a better world through our teaching, research and service.

Where Legends Are Made is about the past, present and future of The University of Alabama.

It speaks to the aspirations of our students and their parents, to the pride of our alumni and donors, and to the devotion of our legions of fans in our state, across the nation and around the globe. It highlights our successes and the legacy we will continue to build upon.

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The numbers tell the story. The University of Alabama is truly the Capstone when it comes to academics, athletics, research and service.

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Find out what our students, faculty, staff and alumni are doing to make a positive difference on our campus, in our community and state, and around the world.