Learn More about What it Means to Be Built By Bama

A Top-ranked national public institution that provides exceptional value 

UA was recently ranked the No. 51 public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It was ranked among the top public institutions in the South, and was one of the top 110 college listed among public and private schools. 

The School of Law ranked 9th among public programs, and the School of Library and Information Studies Ranked 25th. 

Kiplinger's ranked UA as the No. 48 public school for value in the country, ahead of Arkansas (59), Auburn (69), UT-Knoxville (85), Mizzou (74), Ole Miss (75), LSU (93), and Mississippi State (unranked among the top 100.) 

attracting some of the brightest yound minds in the world 

Alabama's incoming freshman class boasts some impressive credentials. 40% of the class scored a 30 or higher on the ACT. Nearly 2,500 of the record 7,407 students are enrolled in the Honors College. 

38 percent of our incoming freshmen were in the top 10 percent of their high school class. 

UA also currently enrolls more than 500 National Merit Scholars. 


nationally renowned athletics 

The Crimson Tide has a rich history of athletic excellence on the gridiron, hardwood, diamond and many other fields of play. 

During the last several years, Alabama has won national titles in:

  • Football (17-time National Champions; most recently in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017)
  • Softball (2012; national runners-up in 2014)
  • Men's Golf (2013 and 2014; national runners-up in 2018)
  • Women's Golf (2012; national runners-up in 2018)
  • Gymnastics (6-time National Champions; most recently in 2012)
  • Adapted Athletics -  7-time Wheelchair Basketball National Champions; most recently in 2017 and 2018 - and 4-time Wheelchair Tennis National Champions; most recently in 2017 and 2018)

If you're a fan of college athletics, or if you like to participate in recreational or adapted programs, there's no better place to be than The Capstone. 

Other fast facts 

*University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-three UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including two in 2018. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 33 Hollings Scholars and 13 Boren Scholars.

*Twenty-six current UA faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences. And 43 UA faculty researchers are in the National Academy of Inventors.

*Fifteen University of Alabama alumni and students won Fulbright awards for 2018-19. Two UA students and alumni received Fulbright research awards. Thirteen 2018 graduates won awards as English teaching assistants overseas.

*U.S. News and World Report ranks The University of Alabama’s Manderson Online Business Master’s programs 13th in the nation. 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.

*Public Accounting Report's 2017 rankings place UA's Culverhouse School of Accountancy's undergraduate program seventh overall and first for a program with a faculty size between 17 and 23 as well as first in the South. The master’s programs are ranked ninth overall, and the doctoral program is ranked seventh.

*PRWeek Magazine has recognized the public relations program in The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences as one of the top five programs in the nation eight times. PRWeek also named UA junior Maret Montanari its Public Relations Student of the Year. She is UA’s first Student of the Year winner.