Founded in 1831 as Alabama’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University of Alabama is located in a vibrant, energetic college community in the center of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways and state-of-the-art facilities are a source of inspiration for students, faculty, and staff. The University of Alabama has consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 public universities by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade. UA offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in more than 200 fields of study.