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The South’s Best Colleges: The University of Alabama

UA’s most recent freshman class included nearly 3,000 students from the state of Alabama, marking the fourth consecutive year that more of the state’s top high school graduates began building their legendary future at the Capstone, recently named a Best Value College by Princeton Review. Drawn by top-ranked academic programs, unlimited opportunities and increased scholarship programs reserved only for Alabama residents, these students knew UA was the best choice for them. And it could be the best choice for you, too. 

The 2022 freshman class, which included 322 high-achieving National Merit Scholars, was the most diverse ever, with record high percentages of traditionally underrepresented populations, including Black and Hispanic students. Overall, UA has students from every state in the nation and 88 countries around the world, all pursuing a top-quality education with unlimited opportunities to succeed. 

Designated as 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 the world and improve the lives of the people in it. 

As a student at UA, you’ll choose from 200+ majors and programs in 12 different colleges and schools. Several of our programs and schools, including public relations, accounting and law, are among the top-ranked in the country. If none of the traditional majors is quite right, you can forge your own path through New College, which allows highly motivated students to customize their own course of study. 

Through the Accelerated Master’s Program and the STEM and CREATE Paths to the MBA, high-achieving students can work toward an undergraduate degree while simultaneously pursuing a graduate degree. Completing both in five years or less saves time and cuts overall educational costs considerably. 

In addition to numerous opportunities to study abroad or get involved in undergraduate research, UA students enjoy a rich student life. More than 600 student-run organizations on campus include everything from recreational and intramural athletics to multicultural programs to gaming networks. You’ll learn more about each organization at Get On Board Day hosted at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.

At The University of Alabama, we prepare each student to not only achieve their goals while on campus but also to become legends upon graduation. Networking opportunities abound, with more than 100 active alumni chapters nationwide. 

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