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The University of Alabama

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

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama is ranked 34th among public national universities and 79th among all universities, both public and private, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings for 2011. The ranking places UA in the top 6 percent of the 1,400 colleges and universities surveyed by U.S. News. There are approximately 2,700 four-year public and private colleges and universities in the country.

UA has been ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation for the last 10 years.

“We are pleased with this national recognition that comes as we welcome another outstanding freshman class to The University of Alabama,” said UA President Robert E. Witt. “Our record applications and growing enrollment indicate that students and their families recognize the quality and value of a University of Alabama education.”

In addition to the overall rankings, UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is ranked 35th among business schools at public universities and 57th among business schools at all universities.

UA welcomes incoming freshmen and returning students this week with classes starting Aug. 18.

For more information on the rankings, 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.