The University of Alabama System consists of three public, universities in Alabama, USA: the University of Alabama (UA), the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH or UAHuntsville). The schools have a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of more than 47,000, with almost 24,000 students on the campus in Tuscaloosa, just over 16,000 at Birmingham and 7,100 in Huntsville. The system operates on state appropriations, student tuition and fees, public and private grants and contracts, and revenue from the UAB Health System. The three universities' endowments are managed by the UAS office and have a total pooled value of $999.8 million.
|Tuscaloosa (UA)||1,000 acres||1831||25,500||$486 million||Crimson Tide||Div I SEC|
|Birmingham (UAB)||80 blocks||1936||16,200||$2.04 billion||Blazers||Div I C*USA|
|Huntsville (UAH)||not known||1950||7,100||$154 million||Chargers|| Div I CHA|
Div II GSC
Founded in 1831 and located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UAT, or colloquially as 'Bama) is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. Within Alabama, it is often called the Capstone. UAT is the senior and the largest in terms of enrollment of the state's major research universities. Outside the state, it is well-known for the fact that its athletic teams are nicknamed the "Crimson Tide" (crimson being one of the school colors).
UAT offers programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, Education Specialist, and doctoral degrees. The only publicly-supported law school in Alabama is at UAT. Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in Alabama include doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies, metallurgical and material engineering, music, Romance languages, and social work. As of fall 2007, Alabama has an enrollment of 25,580 students and its president is Dr. Robert Witt.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is located in Birmingham. The university was established in 1969, and is the newest and largest in terms of faculty, staff, and budget of Alabama's major universities. UAB is the third largest university in Alabama in terms of enrollment, behind the University of Alabama and Auburn University and has an enrollment of approximately 16,200 students. The school's president is Dr. Carol Z. Garrison.
UAB offers programs of study leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in various fields, including social and behavioral sciences, liberal arts, business, education, engineering, health-related fields (such as medicine, dentistry, optometry and nursing) and public health. The school is highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs. UAB received over $416 million in external grants and contracts in fiscal 2007-2008. This places the school as one of the larger research institutions in the Southeast. In fact, as of 2005, UAB is 4th in the Southeast for NIH research funding behind only Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University. UAB Hospital also sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. UAB Hospital is the only Level I trauma center in Alabama, as rated by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Program
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAH or UAHuntsville), located in Huntsville, Alabama, was founded in 1969. UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university is organized in five colleges: business, engineering, liberal arts, nursing and science.
UAH is renowned for its engineering and science programs, such as astrophysics and atmospheric science. UAH is a Space Grant university, and has a history of cooperation with both NASA at the nearby Marshall Space Flight Center, and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. The National Space Science and Technology Center is on the UAH campus.
The university enrollment is approximately 7,100, and has a distributed ratio of 49:51, women to men. Incoming freshmen have an average score of 25 on the ACT, which is one of the best among Alabama's public universities. The President of UAH is Dr. David Williams.