The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0100
United States

The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, 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, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, we are our state’s flagship university — the Capstone of higher education.

Our Mission

To advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the State through quality programs of teaching, research, and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama and a university of choice for all other students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

Our Strategic Goals

  1. Advance the University's academic, research, scholarship and service priorities, consistent with a top tier university, and continue to promote growth and national prominence in these areas.
  2. Retain and recruit outstanding faculty and staff to support the teaching, research and service mission of the University.
  3. Enhance the University's learning environment to attract and retain excellent students.
  4. Develop a university-wide emphasis on leadership as a primary role of the flagship university of the State of Alabama.

 

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