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Study at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama, also known as Alabama, UA, or just Bama, is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. It was founded in 1831. The university offers programs of study in over 10 academic divisions leading to bachelors, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The main campus is spread across an area of more than 900 acres. Alabama is organized into the following school and colleges:
  • Capstone College of Nursing
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Information Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
  • School of Social Work
Alabama's sports teams are known as the Crimson Tide. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and are a member of the Southeastern Conference (Western Division).

Profile of The University of Alabama

UA is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. UA issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include media and family and social work.

UA Selectivity

Not all applicants to UA are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 610 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 500 to 620 in 2007.


The most successful professors at UA are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 25, 544 students study at UA .

Student Life

Students participate in Southeastern Conference athletics.

UA Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 067business management, finance, marketing, accounting, management science, managerial economics, MIS, taxation
Liberal Arts594political science, English, library science, history, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, geography, American studies, . . .
Family and Social Work472social work, family and consumer science, family studies, family resource management, human development and family studies, public administration
Education and Teaching466elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, special ed, physical education teaching, higher education administration, school Counselling, educational supervision, . . .
Media411public relations, advertising, radio and television, journalism, communication studies, mass communication
Engineering265mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, metallurgical engineering, engineering mechanics, . . .
Science171biology, chemistry, geology, physics, marine biology, microbiology
Law156law, legal research
Therapy and Counselling151psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine150registered nursing, various nursing
Medicine109health professions
Security and Law Enforcement82criminal justice and safety
Medical administration71health care facilities management
Fine Arts64fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy63dietitian, athletic trainer, exercise science, health and fitness
Medical Support and Technology60speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology
Design54interior design
Hospitality52restaurant and food services management
Construction Trades50apparel and textiles
Drama and Performing Arts41drama, dance
Computer Science and Engineering36computer and info science
Mathematics28mathematics, probability and statistics
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental science
Contact: UAThe University of Alabama

739 University Blvd

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

General Phone: (205) 348-6010


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