The University of Alabama, the state of Alabama’s oldest public university, is a senior comprehensive doctoral-level institution. The University was established by constitutional provision under statutory mandates and authorizations. Its mission is to advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state through quality programs of teaching, research and service.
Students at The University of Alabama can go anywhere in the nation. It’s easy to see why they choose to come here. At UA, you can choose the path that takes you to the pinnacle of success! UA offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 197 degree programs, with a student/faculty ratio that averages 23:1. Professional programs include law and rural medicine. At UA, you, too, can contribute to – and celebrate – the national recognition our academic programs receive.
The Research mission of the University is to facilitate and promote the pursuit, discovery and dissemination of knowledge through research, creative scholarship and technology transfer that impact our students and our many constituencies within the State of Alabama, the nation and the world.
With career opportunities in just about any field imaginable, we encourage you to explore the openings and find your place in the UA family. Follow the instructions below and be on your way to a rewarding career at Alabama’s flagship university.
The Office of Student Involvement provides a variety of resources that can aid students, as well as student organizations in navigating engagement successfully at The University of Alabama. We have included some of our most popular resources below and brief information about each to give you an idea of what is available. Please feel free to Contact Us for additional requisitions regarding these resources or services.
Students at the English Language Institute may choose to live in University residence halls on the University of Alabama campus or in off-campus housing, such as private apartments. Living on campus in University residence halls is convenient because it gives ELI students excellent opportunities to interact with American students and to participate in campus activities.
There are five libraries on the University of Alabama campus: main (serving the humanities, social sciences, and arts), business, science and engineering, education, and law. A number of student computer laboratories are also conveniently located on campus, some of which remain open 24 hours per day.
Your safety and well-being are one of our highest priorities. UA invests significant resources in a variety of activities and initiatives designed to increase security on our campus, increase your ability to make responsible decisions that enhance your well-being and leverage our positive relationship with local law enforcement agencies.
Year after year, the UA campus ranks among the most beautiful in the nation. From white and crimson tulips in the spring to cascades of golden leaves in the fall, you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty and green spaces.
UA students are from many backgrounds with differing interests and passions. We want to make sure you have the information, resources and support you need to succeed at the Capstone, and for a lifetime. Whether your interests are intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural or spiritual in nature, there is a place for you at UA.
UA offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Join one of more than 600 student organizations