University of Alabama

Brief Description: Public research institution – and the state’s first university – located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Although there is still much rebuilding to take place, the campus has rebounded significantly since a devastating tornado ripped through the community this past April.  

High Honors: UA’s alumni association ranks in the nation’s top 10 when it comes to alumni support – this year, the association has allocated more than $2.3 million in scholarship funds for hundreds of UA students.

Roll Tide: Crimson Tide athletics play a significant role on UA’s campus and beyond. UA’s football team has claimed 13 National Championship titles (most recently in 2009) and is poised to make a run for the title again this year.

Fun Fact: This fall, UA’s enrollment reached a record high of nearly 32,000 and the entering freshman class of 5,772 students is the largest in the school’s history. If you are looking for a bustling and diverse campus environment, UA is worth a closer look.