2019 - 2020 Year in Review

A look back over the past year at The University of Alabama and the remarkable achievements of our community during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Welcome to The University of Alabama – the place Where Legends Are Made.

Since its founding in 1831, UA’s impact on Tuscaloosa and the surrounding communities has been significant.  Today, the Capstone is a premier research university, and our nationally ranked programs are yielding substantial results and shaping the future. Through the steadfast contributions of our faculty, staff and students, UA’s reputation and influence are grounded in champion results.

If you’re a prospective student seeking cutting-edge educational experiences, we’ll help you turn your passion into a professional career. If you’re a faculty candidate committed to research and teaching, at Alabama you can use your expertise to shape students’ lives and contribute to your discipline. If you are a skilled staff applicant seeking employment, UA provides a positive, enriching work environment. Or, if you’re an alumnus who can give deserving young people the chance to realize the dream of higher education, there are exciting ways to offer support and be involved.

When you are a member of UA’s campus community, you are part of our family. Extraordinary opportunities await and a revolutionary future lies ahead. I invite you to join us on the journey.

Roll Tide!

Dr. Stuart R. Bell
President

From the President’s Desk

Quick Facts about The University of Alabama

38,103

Students enrolled for Fall 2019 semester

40%

approximate percentage of UA's freshman class scored 30 or higher on the ACT

3.77

average grade point average for 2019 entering class

R1

In 2018 UA earned R1 Research Institution status

THE UA STRATEGIC PLAN: Advancing the Flagship

GOAL #1

Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs.

GOAL #2

Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.

GOAL #3

Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

GOAL #4

Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.