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.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, The University of Alabama unveiled a five-year strategic plan to serve as the roadmap for its future success.
On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, UA President, Dr. Stuart Bell, spoke to faculty and staff at the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting.
President Stuart R. Bell announced the four pillars of The University of Alabama’s new strategic plan at a meeting with faculty and staff on April 26, 2016.