International students at The University of Alabama join a community that is culturally, academically, and economically diverse. Our more than 38,000 students come from across the United States and 76 foreign countries, and international students represent more than 3 percent of our total student population.
Since its founding in 1831 as the first public university in the state, The University of Alabama has been committed to providing the best, most complete education possible for its students. Our commitment to that goal means that as times change, we sharpen our focus and methods to keep our graduates competitive in their fields. We offer excellent facilities for study and research, including laboratories, studios, multimedia classrooms, and online libraries. The University consistently ranks in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of top public universities nationwide.
Across our beautiful 1200-acre campus, several buildings dating back to the founding of the University are still in use today—alongside other historic structures and recent construction housing state-of-the-art technology. The last 15 years represent one of the largest growth periods in the University’s history. Recent additions to the campus include science and engineering research facilities, computer centers, and premier music and performance buildings.
Tuscaloosa, an All-America City of 125,000, is home to The University of Alabama and offers opportunities for employment and affordable housing, all located only 50 miles from Birmingham. Discover how Alabama is the place where your dreams can grow.