university of alabama


University of Alabama (also known as UA) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges. 

UA, open since 1831, is a public research university. UA is part of the University of Alabama System, featuring campus locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Tuscaloosa. The school maintains an enrollment of more than 38,000 undergraduate and post graduate students. UA is both the oldest and the largest university in the state of Alabama. 

UA consists of the following schools:

  1. School of Arts & Sciences
  2. School of Commerce & Business Administration
  3. School of Communication & Information Sciences
  4. School of Community Health Sciences
  5. School of Education
  6. School of Engineering
  7. School of Human Environmental Sciences
  8. School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  9. School of Nursing
  10. School of Social Work

Notable UA alumni include 15 Rhodes Scholars, among others. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks UA as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation. What's more, Business Insider has ranked the UA law school as the third best public law school in the nation. 

UA is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Scroll down for the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about UA. 

Shown above: An aerial view of the UA campus


university of alabama Q&A

1. Where is the University of Alabama?

The main UA campus is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, although there are other campuses in Birmingham and Huntsville. 

The address of the Birmingham campus is:

University Alabama

1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama


The address of the Huntsville campus is:

Shelby Center for Science and Technology

301 Sparkman Drive NW

Huntsville, Alabama


The address of UA Law School is:

101 Paul W. Bryant Drive, East

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


2. What programs are offered at the University of Alabama?

UA offers many Bachelor degree, Masters degree, Doctoral degree, and professional degree programs in various fields of study, including law. In fact, UA is home to the only public law school in the state. 

Here is an alphabetical list of some of the many undergraduate programs available at UA: 

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Astronomy 
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science / Technology
  • Consumer Sciences 
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Finance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Media Arts & Design
  • Modern Languages
  • Nursing
  • Operations Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Recreation Management
  • Theater & Dance

Here is a list of some of the Doctoral (PhD) programs available at UA:

  • Accountancy
  • Anthropology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics & Finance
  • Educational Administration 
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Research
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Human Performance Studies
  • Information Sciences
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Management and Marketing
  • Management Science & Statistics 
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Music
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology 
  • Secondary Education 
  • Social Work
  • Special Education

Above: Clark Hall


3. What courses are taught at the University of Alabama School of Law?

The required curriculum for first-year students at the UA School of Law is as follows:

First semester:

  • 602 Torts 
  • 603 Criminal Law 
  • 608 Civil Procedure 
  • 610 Legal Writing and Research 
  • 713 Introduction to the Study of Law 

Second semester:

  • 600 Contracts 
  • 601 Property 
  • 609 Constitutional Law 
  • 742 Legislation and Regulation 
  • 648 Research & Writing (Moot Court) 

Professional Skills Requirements: Students are also expected to take 3 credit hours from any of the following courses: 

  • LAW 665 Law Clinics
  • LAW 688 Law Office Practice
  • LAW 708 Legal Counseling and Interviewing
  • LAW 744 Legislative Drafting
  • LAW 636 Litigation Drafting
  • LAW 779 Mediation
  • LAW 621 Negotiation
  • LAW 672 Real Estate Practice Workshop
  • LAW 816 Transactional Drafting
  • LAW 663 Trial Advocacy I
  • LAW 673 Trial Advocacy I (Criminal Litigation)
  • LAW 664 Trial Advocacy II
  • LAW 604 Trial Advocacy II (Criminal Litigation)
  • LAW 728 Trial Advocacy Competition Class

Here is an alphabetical list of some of the individual classes offered at Alabama Law:

  • Administrative Law
  • Adoption Law
  • American Legal History
  • Anti Trust Law
  • Australian Law 
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Organizations
  • Children's Rights
  • Civil Procedure
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Disability Law
  • Discrimination Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Election Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • English Legal History
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Federal Jurisdiction 
  • Gender and the Law
  • Government Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Investment Law
  • Jury Selection
  • Juvenile Law
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use Law
  • Law and Neuroscience
  • Law and Psychology 
  • La and Social Science
  • Law Office Management 
  • Law of War
  • Legal Research
  • Legal System, The
  • Legal Writing
  • Legislation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Mental Health Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Payment Systems
  • Poverty Law
  • Product Liability Law
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Property
  • Public Health Law
  • Race and the Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Sales Law
  • Secured Transactions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sexuality and the Law
  • Sports Law
  • Swiss Law
  • Tax Procedures
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Torts
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Water Law
  • Workplace Law

Above: A class at Alabama Law


4. How much does it cost to attend the University of Alabama?

According to the UA website, the cost of tuition for enrollment at UA is as follows:

Distance Learning: 

  • Undergraduate Rate: $355 per credit hour
  • Graduate Rate: $375 per credit hour

Campus Tuition:


  • Undergraduate Rate: $355 per credit hour
  • Graduate Rate: $375 per credit hour


  • Undergraduate Rate: $970 per credit hour
  • Graduate Rate: $1,060 per credit hour

Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, lab fees, materials fees, technology fees, and others. 

Financial aid is frequently available to UA students who complete and submit the FAFSA form. 

Above: The UA stadium


Above: Cheerleaders, a marching band, and the UA mascot.

image: one

5. What is the University of Alabama campus like?

The main campus of UA, located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, spans 1,970 acres and contains nearly 300 buildings. The campus is marked by a number of historic structures, such as the Maxwell Observatory, the President's Mansion, and the Foster Auditorium, among others. The school's academic buildings are grouped into clusters and quads surrounding the original buildings and the main Quad.

The school colors are crimson and white. The student varsity athletes at UA are collectively known as the Crimson Tide. They play for Division I of the NCAA. Intercollegiate sports for men and women at UA include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming / Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Intramural sports include most of the ones listed above, as well as bowling, boxing, fishing, Equestrian training, rock climbing, and dozens more. 

In addition to sports, other student organizations include numerous clubs such as a gaming network, a marching band, a student newspaper, a gospel choir, an robotics team, and an African Student Organization, to name only a few. 

There are also quite a few sororities, such as the one shown below. 

Above: This UA sorority was recently called out for making this "racially homogenous" and "objectifying" recruitment video.


6. What are the distance learning options at the University of Alabama?

Distance learning is available through a program called "Bama by Distance." Many of UA's courses and degrees can be taken from almost anywhere in the world. Here is a list of fields of study through which students can earn online degrees from UA:

Undergraduate degrees:

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Commerce and Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Human Environmental Sciences
  • Nursing

Graduate degrees:

  • Commerce and Business Administration
  • Communication and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Human Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Social Work

Click here for More Than 50 Top Ranked Online Colleges.

7. What is the contact information for University of Alabama?

You can reach an operator on the Tuscaloosa campus of UA by calling 205-348-6010. 

To reach the Birmingham campus of UA, call 205-934-4011. 

To contact someone at the Huntsville campus of UA, call 256-824-1000. 

To speak with someone in the admissions office of Alabama Law, call 205-348-5440. 

For general information, call 800-467-0227. 

Above: Downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama


related links

American Universities

Online Colleges

Community Colleges

Masters Degree and PhD Programs

America's Top Law Schools 

Customized Employment Resume Templates

other Useful Links

Premium Factory Outlets in All 50 States

Fact and Photo Galleries for All 50 States

Affordable Travel Deals in all 50 States and Washington DC 

Low-Cost Car Insurance in All 50 States and Washington DC

Work From Home Anywhere in America


Look Here Right Now to see the ONLY Authenticated Photo Image of Crazy Horse known to exist. Also read the FREE full text story of his life, with many more images included. Prepare to be Amazed!