Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The University of Alabama ranks first among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2012-2013 with 241 scholars in the fall 2012 freshman class. The ranking also places UA fourth among all universities. Only the University of Chicago, Harvard and the University of Southern California enrolled more National Merit Scholars last fall.

Ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 32nd among public universities in the 2013 rankings. UA’s latest college rankings include:

  • The School of Law is ranked 21st among all law schools in the nation, spring 2013.
  • The School of Library and Information Studies is ranked 18th nationally, spring 2013
  • The MBA program is ranked 58th among all MBA programs, spring 2013

University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Thirty-nine UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars in the last 25 years, including two in 2013. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 13 Truman Scholars and numerous Hollings Scholars.

The UA Libraries rank 56th out of 115 U.S. and Canadian university libraries qualifying for membership in the prestigious Association of Research Libraries and 32nd among public university libraries. UA has made dramatic improvement in the rankings, moving up from 102nd overall and 64th among public university libraries in the last 10 years.

Enrollment at The University of Alabama reached a record high of 33,602 for fall 2012. The entering freshman class, at 6,397 students, is the largest in UA history and includes 1,725 students who had a 4.0 or higher high school grade point average.

The undergraduate program at the Culverhouse School of Accountancy at The University of Alabama is No. 18 in Public Accounting Report’s latest annual professors’ survey. The school’s master’s programs are ranked 18th and the doctoral program is ranked 22nd.

PRWeek Magazine has recognized the public relations program in The University of Alabama’s College of Communication and Information Sciences as one of the top five programs in the nation each of the last five years.

Participation in original research and creative activities is a hallmark of the undergraduate experience at The University of Alabama. More than 550 undergraduates now showcase their research and creative activity projects at UA’s   annual “Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference.”  

University of Alabama students are committed to community service: In the 2011-2012 academic year, more than 26,000 UA students completed approximately 1,121,341 hours of community service with more than 183 community partners. Additionally, an estimated 11,000 students participated in  service-learning courses led by faculty members from every college on campus.

The University of Alabama has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service learning and civic engagement.


Updated 8/14/2013