The University of Alabama is the State of Alabama's oldest public university. It is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. On April 18, 1831 inaugural ceremonies took place and the University opened.
The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations. Its mission is to promote the intellectual and social condition of the people of the State with the help of quality programs of teaching, research, and service.
Our faculty make everything to create an inspired, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.
The University of Alabama is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation for the eighth consecutive year in U.S. News and World Reportís annual college rankings, fall 2008.
The University of Alabama ranked 12th in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars in 2007.
The University of Alabama offers you a great opportunity to earn your degree through flexible programs designed for adults. This allows you to take distance courses from the comfort of your home or attend classes at convenient times and locations. These accredited programs accommodate your schedule, enabling you to balance your family, career, and education.
Our degrees are offered in a variety of non-traditional formats including online, videoconference, evening, weekend, independent study, DVD courses, blended format, etc.
We recognize that financial assistance is an important key to helping reach your educational and career goals. The financial aid staff is dedicated to making the financial aid process as straightforward as possible. Financial assistance available through our office includes grants, scholarships, loans, student employment, and veteran's services.
The University of Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.