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The University of Alabama set a new enrollment record of 38,645 students enrolled in fall 2022. The record enrollment was boosted by the largest freshman class in the University’s history with 8,037 students. Fall 2022 also marks a record enrollment of students of ethnic and racial minorities with 8,542 students, a more than 2% increase from last year. This includes an all-time high of 4,344 Black students and 2,138 Hispanic students.

UA currently enrolls a record 1,088 National Merit Scholars. The freshman class includes 322 National Merit Scholars.

UA has achieved R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Sixty UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 16 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 38 Hollings Scholars and 16 Boren Scholars.

UA's Nicholas Hayes was one of 32 Americans selected to receive a Rhodes Scholarship, the most prestigious academic award for American college graduates and the oldest award for international study.

Thirty-five current UA faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences. During the 2021-2022 academic year, four professors received this award.

The Fulbright Program selected 18 UA students for various awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.

UA senior Jackson Foster and alumnus Nathaniel Trost were among 41 Americans selected for the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Foster and Trost join last year's Marshall Scholar Caroline Yuk as the only three UA students to earn the award in the past four decades.

Kittson Hamill received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, becoming the 37th UA student to receive the award since its inception in 2005.

UA’s Advertising and Public Relations Program was named a top-five finalist for Outstanding Education Program during the PRWeek Awards.

UA made Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for New Graduates 2022.

U.S. News and World Report ranks The University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business No. 22 among public universities. The rankings are based on level of accreditation, faculty credentials, admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions and academic and career support services offered to students.

UA's Culverhouse School of Accountancy's undergraduate program ranks 11th overall in 2019, 10th overall for a program with a faculty size at more than 24 and 3rd in the South, according to Public Accounting Report. UA’s master’s programs are ranked 10th overall, 8th in schools with more than 24 faculty and 2nd in the South. UA’s doctoral program is ranked 9th overall.

U.S. News and World Report ranks The University of Alabama's School of Law No. 9 among public universities.

The UA School of Social Work ranks No. 28 on U.S. News and World Report's list of Best Schools for Social Work as part of its Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Total statewide economic impact of UA: $2.777 billion; 13,606 jobs; and $137.1 million in income and sales taxes (UA Center for Business and Economic Research).

Cost of Attending

Estimated cost for a full-time undergraduate student for the 2022-23 academic year:

Direct CostIn-StateOut-of-State
Fees Estimate$800$800
Total Direct Cost$26,326$46,686
Indirect CostIn-StateOut-of-State
Loan Fee Estimate$70$70
Total Indirect Cost$5,728$6,678
TOTAL (DIRECT + INDIRECT)$32,054$53,364

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Of the 38,645 undergraduate, professional and graduate students enrolled at UA in the fall semester of 2022,

A summary of enrollment is available from the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

The Capstone Creed

This statement of values, written by the Student Leadership Council, is the pledge made at convocation by each incoming freshman class at the start of the academic year.

"As a member of The University of Alabama community, I will pursue knowledge, act with fairness, integrity and respect; promote equity and inclusion; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence in all I do."

The Capstone

The University of Alabama is often referred to as "The Capstone" by alumni and friends of the university. "The Capstone" is a nickname for The University of Alabama coined by former UA President G. H. Denny when he referred to the University as the "capstone of the public school system of the state" in 1913. Capstone means 'the top stone or high point.'