University of Alabama
#182 Overall Influence#94 Desirability Rank

University of Alabama

Public university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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The University of Alabama (UA) was founded in 1820. UA is organized into 13 academic divisions offering 117 areas of study. Among its most popular degree programs are those in engineering and in business, management, and marketing.

UA’s distance-learning and online department—Bama By Distance—offers a total of more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as various specialist certificates.

Among many distinguished UA-associated individuals, we may mention the following:

UA is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

From Wikipedia

The University of Alabama is a public research university in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Established in 1820 and opened to students in 1831, the University of Alabama is the oldest and largest of the public universities in Alabama as well as the flagship of the University of Alabama System. The university offers programs of study in 13 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly supported law school in the state is at UA. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, communication and information sciences, metallurgical engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work.

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Where will you be attending?


739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0100

City Crime Rates

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37 per 100k

Violent Crime

5 per 100k

What is University of Alabama known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

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Political Science
#255 World Rank
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Computer Science
#304 World Rank
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Earth Sciences
#99 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#484 World Rank
Religious Studies
#201 World Rank
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Social Work
#129 World Rank

Influential People

Who are University of Alabama's Most influential alumni?

University of Alabama's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Biology, and Business. University of Alabama’s most academically influential people include Dana Stabenow, LeRoy Pope Walker, and Robin Henderson.

Dana Stabenow

American writer

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LeRoy Pope Walker
LeRoy Pope Walker

Confederate Army general

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Robin Henderson
Robin Henderson

American space agency executive

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Cornelius Bennett

All-American college football player, professional football player, linebacker, College Football Hall of Fame member

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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

American poet and novelist

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William Brevard Hand

United States federal judge

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Fred Nall Hollis

American artist

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Robert J. Bentley

53rd Governor of Alabama

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Andy Duncan
Andy Duncan

American writer

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Robert Smith Vance

United States federal judge

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Raleigh Kirby Godsey

American academic

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Jim Zeigler

American politician

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