Growing with Quality
Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high 33,602 students this fall as the University continues to grow in both numbers and quality.
Total enrollment is up 5.8 percent, an increase of 1,855 students, over fall 2011, and includes 28,026 undergraduates and 5,576 graduate and first professional students. Included in the total enrollment are 3,180 students who are enrolled in classes exclusively on-line, at the Gadsden Center or in other countries.
“We are pleased that so many students are choosing the quality and value of an education at The University of Alabama,” said UA President Guy Bailey.
The fall 2012 freshman class includes a record 6,397 students and is the best qualified freshman class in UA history.
“This is a truly outstanding freshman class,” said Dr. Judy Bonner, UA executive vice president and provost. “As our applicant pool has grown, we have become increasingly more selective. These students have exceptional academic credentials.”
UA is ranked 77th among all universities in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings for 2013. The ranking places UA 32nd among public universities.
“This national recognition of our academic programs is a reflection of the quality and hard work of the students, faculty and staff at The University of Alabama,” Bailey said. “I look forward to continuing to build on our legacy of offering our students the best educational experience possible.”
Students enrolled at UA this year are from all 50 states and 68 foreign countries.