College Guide: The University of Alabama

Since our founding in 1831, UA has educated more students from our state than any other college or university in the world. Students like Marillyn Hewson from Tuscaloosa, now CEO/COB/President of Lockheed Martin and Sonequa Martin-Green from Russellville who landed the lead role in Star Trek: Discovery. Students like Peyton Strickland from Pelham, who in 2019 was named a Goldwater Scholar and one of the Top 20 STEM students in the world.

Recently designated one of the top doctoral research universities in the United States by the Carnegie Foundation, UA is leading the way in the development of new ideas and transformative technologies to further the understanding of our world and improve the lives of the people in it. Since day one, we have produced legends in every field, across every industry, throughout generations. We were the first to establish public higher education in Alabama, and we continue to define it.

You already have what it takes to be successful, and at UA, we can provide the opportunities and resources to turn your ambitious dreams into your greatest achievements. Topranked academic programs. Cutting edge facilities. Worldclass faculty. Robust student life. These are only a few of the elements that propel our students to reach their highest potential and make a lasting impact on the world around them.

UA is the place where you can become what you aspire to be. If  you are ready for the challenge, prepare to make your mark.

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