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The University of Alabama is a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, can learn from the best and brightest faculty, and can make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world.

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