University of Alabama is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, it is the flagship university of the University of Alabama System. Within Alabama, it is often called “the Capstone”. UA is the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment of the state’s major research universities, the others being rival Auburn University and fellow UA System institutions the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
The University of Alabama offers programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor’s, master’s, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly-supported law school in Alabama is at UA. Other graduate programsunavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.
As of fall 2010, Alabama has an enrollment of 30,232 students. The UA Honors Program has grown rapidly as well, with one in five freshmen now enrolled in UA’s Honors College. In fall 2007, these 1,065 scored in the top 2 percent nationally on the ACT.