Points of Pride

  • Alabama holds the “Very High Research Activity” designation by the Carnegie Commission.
  • Alabama alum Marillyn Hewson is Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin, and she was named 2019’s most powerful woman in business by Fortune.
  • Alabama’s freshman class includes 256 National Merit Scholars, the largest in the university’s history.
  • Thirty current Alabama faculty have received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists.
  • In 2019 and for the fifth consecutive year, Alabama’s student robotics team won NASA’s grand prize in its Robotics Mining Competition.