The Capstone of Higher Education

The University of Alabama opened its doors in 1831 with forty students. In 1912, after years of outstanding teaching, research and service, President George Denny proclaimed that UA is "The Capstone of Higher Education."

Today, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue to impact the world through groundbreaking research, transformative economic development and a truly generous spirit of community service.

Stimulating education, scientific advancement and economic growth are what make The University of Alabama... The Capstone of Higher Education.