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School Rankings

Ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 46th among public universities in the 2017 rankings. UA’s latest college rankings include:

  • The School of Law is ranked 26th among all law schools in the nation (9th among public universities), spring 2017.
  • The School of Library and Information Studies is ranked 28th nationally (25th among public universities) in the latest rankings for library schools, spring 2017.

Student Demographics

Of the 37,665 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students enrolled at UA in the fall semester of 2015,

  • 43% come from Alabama
  • 53% come from elsewhere in the United States
  • 4% are international students from 62 countries
  • 56% are women
  • 44% are men

Faculty Awards

Thirty UA faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, the nation's most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences.