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.
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.
Thirty University of Alabama faculty have received National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists.
Denny Chimes was constructed in 1929 in honor of then university president, George H. Denny
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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.