Founded in 1831 as the state's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service.
UA is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 600 currently enrolled.
UA's enrollment reached 38,392 for fall 2018. Approximately 40 percent of UA’s freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT.
UA is home to a proud athletic tradition, sporting 27 team national championships in five sports.
UA's vibrant community features more than 600 active student organizations and unlimited opportunities for growth.
UA's students have unique opportunities for community engagement and outreach through service learning activities.
UA's unique focus on research at the undergraduate level presents students with rich opportunities for real-world experience.
The School of Law ranks 8th nationally.
Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status, Carnegie Classification
38,392 enrollment for fall 2018 with over 600 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled.
The freshman class of 6,663 carries an average high school GPA of 3.71, with 34 percent having a high school GPA of 4.0 or higher.