University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is a major, comprehensive, student-centered research university founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college. Dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service, the school provides a creative, nurturing campus environment where 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. The University of Alabama family has always expected great things. After all, UA is the state’s flagship university, the Capstone of higher education. If you’re looking for opportunities to experience academic excellence, pride and tradition, character and values, service and leadership, then you belong here. If you want to get involved, join one of more than 250 student organizations, help plan concerts and speaker series, participate in intramural teams, or run for student government. If you enjoy the arts, you can take advantage of a rich and varied schedule of musical, dance and theatre performances, art galleries and exhibitions, lectures and readings by writers, poets and experts on every topic imaginable. You can enrich your knowledge of the state and university's history by visiting one of University of Alabama's fine museums, which house countless historical artifacts and offer hands-on exploration opportunities. The University of Alabama offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Whatever your interests, you’ll find a group, an organization, an activity or a program that will appeal to you at UA.


Tuscaloosa, home of University of Alabama, is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in West Central Alabama. Tuscaloosa is led by a Mayor/Council form of government and is home to over 90,000 residents as well as a thriving business community. Tuscaloosa has appeared in Money magazine’s annual list of the country’s best places to live. The ranking is based on qualities most valued in a place to live as stated by Money magazine subscribers. Tuscaloosa is famous for its gridiron action and the home of the original Dreamland Barbeque, but if you take a closer look, you'll see that's not all we have to offer!

University_of_Alabama_housingUniversity of Alabama offers many options for on-campus housing. You can live at one of the five University campuses and pick from coed and female/male alternatives. You can also contact the Housing and Residential Communities office for information on how to find off-Campus housing. For more information, visit the University of Alabama website.

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