University of Alabama

University of Alabama Admissions and General School Information

University of Alabama is a public university located in the city of Tuscaloosa, AL. Founded in 1831, the university retains its architectural history, by preserving one of the largest libraries from the Civil War era, the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library. From Civil War to the universities political stance in the 1960's the the school has played an important role at the forefront of South's history.

General Information about University of Alabama (UA)

UA is the flagship university of the Alabama public university system. It has a student body of 27,014, with most students pursuing full-time study. The school boasts of over 200 academic majors and just as many ways to get involved with extra curricular activities on campus. Student organizations, athletic divisions, fraternity and sorority life are an integral part of UA college experience.

Admission and Enrollment Information

Admission process varies depending on whether you are applying as an undergraduate, graduate, transfer or international student. Incoming undergraduate freshmen have the option to apply for summer semester admission and get a few core classes out of the way before fall. All admitted students must attend an orientation session. The campus provides career guide services, resume workshops and practice interviews to prepare students for a professional life after college.

Academic Departments at the University of Alabama

One of the most popular majors at the school is in business, accounting, marketing and related services. Communications and journalism rank as the second most popular programs along with health care and clinical services.

Culverhouse College of Commerce

The college offers degrees in accounting, economics, finance, and statistics. Degrees in management are also offered in marketing management and health care management and information systems management. One of the schools major areas of focus are business ethics, which are woven into curriculum of all the majors at the college and are addressed at length in the visiting speaker lecture series and the departments journals.

College of Communication and Information Sciences

Public relations, advertising along with radio and television production are among some of the most popular College of Communication and Information Sciences majors. But concentrations in rhetoric and pre-law, political communication and media culture are also available under the umbrella of the program.

University of Alabama School of Nursing

Students in the nursing program can pursue a certificate, bachelor, and master or Ph.D. degree in the science of nursing, practice, education or a combination of the three. The Registered Nurse mobility track gives students the option to work towards a bachelor's or master's degree while working. Students can either take classes part-time or enroll in online education courses.

University of Alabama School of Law

The university houses the only publicly supported law school in the state of Alabama offering master, J.D., LL.M, Ph.D. and dual degree options with a combination of courses in economics, political science, and taxation law. The average first year lecture class has 54 students with a substantially smaller class size in upper level courses and a 10-to-1 student teacher ratio. The university offers the Summer Professional Readiness Program to accelerate the speed of the degree and allow a lighter class load in the first fall semester of study.

Contact Information

  • Address: 739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
  • Phone Number: (205) 348-6010