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The University of Alabama

UA Ranked Among Top 50 Public Universities by U.S. News

best_colleges_2007TUSCALOOSA,Ala. – The University of Alabama is again ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2007. UA is ranked 39th among public national universities.

Several public universities are tied with UA for the 39th ranking including Auburn University, the University of California-Riverside, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Tennessee and the University of Vermont.

“We see this ranking as well as our dramatic increase in enrollment and student quality as indicators of our continued progress. Our vision of being a university of choice for the best and brightest is becoming a reality,” said UA President Robert E. Witt. “I am particularly pleased to see steady improvement in our retention and graduation rates – indicators of the commitment to excellence demonstrated by our students, faculty and staff.”

UA has consistently been ranked among the top 50 public universities for the last several years. For a complete report, contact U.S. News and World Report.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.