The University of Alabama

UA Ranked in Top 10 Percent by U.S. News

TUSCALOOSA, 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 2008. UA is ranked 42nd among public national universities and 91st among all universities, both public and private.

UA ranks in the top 10 percent among universities included in the rankings. U.S. News ranks more than 1,400 universities nationwide, including about 500 public institutions.

“While we are always pleased when external rankings acknowledge Alabama’s flagship university, our record applications and growth are even stronger indicators that students are finding academic quality at The University of Alabama,” said UA President Robert E. Witt. “Our focus is on growth with quality, being the university of choice for the best and brightest students, and ensuring that every student’s educational needs are met.”

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.