The University of Alabama (UA) is the flagship university of the University of Alabama System, consistently placed as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. It was founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college.

The university has the following Colleges and Schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, College of Communication and Information Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Community Health Sciences, College of Continuing Studies, Capstone College of Nursing, School of Social Work, Graduate School, Honors College, School of Law.

Rankings & Ratings:

- Placed in Tier 1 and ranked 96th among the best National Universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings 2010. The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is rated 35th among business schools at public universities and 57th among all business schools.

- Placed among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2009. It is ranked 37th among public national universities and 83rd among all universities, both public and private. The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is ranked 29th among business schools at public universities and 52nd among business schools at all universities.

- 28th among social work programs at public universities and 42nd among both public and private institutions (USNWR “Best Graduate Schools” 2009).

- Listed in the Forbes.com 2009 “America’s Best Colleges”, ranked 6th in Alabama and 441st out of the 600 colleges and universities ranked nationwide.

- 62nd in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Schools in Clinical Psychology (2009).

- 19th among the Top 20 Party Schools (Princeton Review 2009).

- 32nd in the US News Best Graduate Schools Ranking - Law (2009).

- The School of Law is ranked 15th among public law schools and 36th among all law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication.

- Selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its 2008 Community Engagement Classification.

- 12th among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2007-2008 and 30th among all universities. The rankings are based on the National Merit Scholarship Corp.’s 2006-2007 annual report.

- Placed among the top 50 public universities in the country, ranked 39th among public national universities, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2007.

- The School of Law is rated 43rd in U.S. News’ 2007 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication.

- The M.B.A. Program is placed in the top 10 in three categories for the second straight year in the prestigious Princeton Review: ranked 5th for best professors, 4th for best campus facilities and 8th for best administered (2006 edition “Best 237 Business Schools”).

- The undergraduate accounting program is placed 15th nationally in the “Public Accounting Report” (October 2006 issue).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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