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New College Ranking Places UA 7th in the Nation

A new ranking of colleges and universities ranks The University of Alabama seventh in the nation among public universities. The ranking also places UA 42nd among all national universities, both public and private.

Record Number of UA Students Receive Goldwater Scholarships

For the second year running, three students at The University of Alabama have received one of the country’s most elite academic scholarships.

U.S. News Ranks UA Law School 11th Among Public Law Schools, 32nd Overall; UA School of Social Work Ranked 28th Among Publics, 42nd Overall

The University of Alabama School of Law is ranked 11th among public law schools and 32nd among all law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2009 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication. The publication also ranks the UA School of Social Work 28th among social work programs at public universities and 42nd when both public and private institutions are included.

Seven UA Students Named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team

The University of Alabama leads the nation with seven students named to the 2008 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.

UA Ranks Among Best in Enrollment of National Merit Scholars

In keeping with its strong record of attracting some of the nation’s most outstanding students, The University of Alabama ranks 12th among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars for 2007-2008 and 30th among all universities.

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

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 Co-Leads Joint U.S.-Cuban Archaeological Expedition

Researchers in an ongoing U.S.-Cuban archaeological expedition, co-led by The University of Alabama, are attempting to learn more about the native people Christopher Columbus encountered on his first voyage to the New World.

Double-Major a UA Degree Candidate at 20

Two years ago this month, Christopher Culbert was walking across a stage at Vestavia Hills in Birmingham to pick up his high school diploma. Twenty-four months later, he’s poised to pick up another sheepskin, this one of the college variety, having completed requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree, while double-majoring in math and physics at The University of Alabama.

U.S News Ranks UA Law School 15th Among Public Law Schools, 36th Overall

The University of Alabama School of Law is ranked 15th among public law schools and 36th among all law schools in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2008 edition of its annual “Best Graduate Schools” publication. The ranking is the highest ever for the UA Law School, which has been ranked among the Top 50 law schools for nine consecutive years.

Four Students Named to USA Today’s All-USA College Academic Team

Four students from The University of Alabama have been named to the 2007 USA Today All-USA College Academic Team.