The University of Alabama
(also known as Alabama
, or colloquially as 'Bama
) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. In Alabama, it is
commonly known as the Capstone
.Having been written into the Alabama Constitution, UA is the senior doctoral university in the state. Today, it is one of the
state's three major research universities, along with academic and athletic rival Auburn University and the much younger University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB
).Alabama offers programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The only publicly-supported law school in the state is at UA. (The
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham is the state's only other ABA-accredited law school.) Other academic programs unavailable elsewhere in the state include
doctoral programs in anthropology, library and information studies,
music, Romance languages,
and social work.As of fall 2004, Alabama had an enrollment of more than 20,000 students and it's
president is Dr. Robert Witt.