Largest Universities in Alabama

The two largest universities in Alabama are the Auburn University and the University of Alabama.

Auburn is one of the largest universities in the South. It was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College. Auburn University at Montgomery was established as a separately administered branch campus in 1967. The University is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor's, First Professional, Master's, Educational Specialist and Doctor's degrees. The Auburn University Libraries include the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction, and the Charles Allen Cary Veterinary Medical Library. It is the largest library system in Alabama.

The University of Alabama (UA) System is Alabama's largest higher education enterprise and includes three outstanding doctoral research universities: The University of Alabama (UA), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville).

The University of Alabama is the state's flagship institution of higher learning, ranked 10th in the nation among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars in the 2009 freshman class.

UAB has been ranked among the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities by The Princeton Review. It is among 96 public and private universities (and the only Alabama university) classified as an institution of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation.

UAHuntsville is on the semester system, offering a full program of undergraduate and graduate day and night classes throughout the year, including the summer.

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