One the first five universities to offer engineering instruction in the nation, the University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience.
The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled.
Denny Chimes was constructed in 1929 in honor of then university president, George H. Denny
Thirty University of Alabama faculty have received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists.
The University of Alabama has been ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade.
Points of Pride
Alabama’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communications and Information Sciences was named the Most Outstanding Education Program by PRWeek magazine.
In 2020, and for the fourth time in five years, Alabama was recognized as a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students.
Alabama’s Douglas Klutz, a criminology and criminal justice instructor, was named the No. 1 college professor in the nation by both CEOWORLD magazine and Best Value Schools.
In 2020, Alabama was recognized as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes magazine.
The Alabama School of Law is ranked No. 12 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.