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The University of Alabama

4.1 out of 5 (12 ratings / 11 reviews) Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You’ll like what you find here.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Journalism & Media (3)



The University of Alabama, the state of Alabama’s oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations. Its mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state through quality programs of teaching, research and service.


Students at The University of Alabama can go anywhere in the nation. It’s easy to see why they choose to come here. At UA, you can choose the path that takes you to the pinnacle of success! UA offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 197 degree programs, with a student/faculty ratio that averages 23:1. Professional programs include law and rural medicine. At UA, you, too, can contribute to – and celebrate – the national recognition our academic programs receive.


The Research mission of the University is to facilitate and promote the pursuit, discovery and dissemination of knowledge through research, creative scholarship and technology transfer that impact our students and our many constituencies within the State of Alabama, the nation and the world.


With career opportunities in just about any field imaginable, we encourage you to explore the openings and find your place in the UA family. Follow the instructions below and be on your way to a rewarding career at Alabama’s flagship university.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
801 -100
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
601 -200
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Office of Student Involvement provides a variety of resources that can aid students, as well as student organizations in navigating engagement successfully at The University of Alabama.  We have included some of our most popular resources below and brief information about each to give you an idea of what is available.  Please feel free to Contact Us for additional requisitions regarding these resources or services.

Housing services

Students at the English Language Institute may choose to live in University residence halls on the University of Alabama campus or in off-campus housing, such as private apartments. Living on campus in University residence halls is convenient because it gives ELI students excellent opportunities to interact with American students and to participate in campus activities.

Library services

There are five libraries on the University of Alabama campus: main (serving the humanities, social sciences, and arts), business, science and engineering, education, and law. A number of student computer laboratories are also conveniently located on campus, some of which remain open 24 hours per day.

Medical services

Your safety and well-being are one of our highest priorities. UA invests significant resources in a variety of activities and initiatives designed to increase security on our campus, increase your ability to make responsible decisions that enhance your well-being and leverage our positive relationship with local law enforcement agencies.

Student Life

Campus life

Year after year, the UA campus ranks among the most beautiful in the nation. From white and crimson tulips in the spring to cascades of golden leaves in the fall, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty and green spaces.

Sports facilities

UA students are from many backgrounds with differing interests and passions. We want to make sure you have the information, resources and support you need to succeed at the Capstone, and for a lifetime. Whether your interests are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural or spiritual in nature, there is a place for you at UA.

Student clubs

UA offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Join one of more than 600 student organizations

Student Reviews

Must study with UA
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university environment is conducive for learning. The campus is clean. The lawn grounds are neatly kept and green. The lecture halls are well conditioned. I love the idea that once class is done, doors lock automatically and open when the next class is about to start.

Learning is a breeze
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I take online classes through the Early College program and even through a computer, the instructors are very helpful and easy to reach out to.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I used quizlet to study for most of my courses

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