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2003 - 2010



2003 - 2010



Fall 2003 19,633

Fall 2010 30,232




Freshman Class



African American Enrollment





Alabama Resident Freshmen

(265 freshmen)


(703 freshmen)

Average ACT

Fall 2003 Top 25%

Fall 2010 Top 15%

In the Top 10% of Class Rank



4.0 GPA

314 (12%)

1,395 (25%)

National Merit Scholars



The University of Alabama continues to grow with quality. Enrollment topped 30,000 for the first time in fall 2010. UA has planned carefully for this unprecedented growth in both numbers and quality, adding faculty, facilities and support functions to provide an excellent education to all students. For the third straight year, the 2010 freshman class embodies record-breaking academic quality. Increasingly, students and their parents across the country are recognizing the quality and value The University of Alabama offers.

In 2003, President Robert E. Witt announced that, by 2013, The University of Alabama would become a university of choice for the best and brightest; become a Tier One research university; become an academic community committed to serving the state of Alabama; and increase enrollment to 28,000. The University has achieved three of these goals and made substantial progress toward the fourth goal of becoming a Tier One research university. During the November 5, 2010, Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Witt announced a blueprint for UA’s continued progress that remains focused on balanced excellence.



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GROWTH WITH QUALITY – UA 10,000 STRONGER UA provides a significant and positive impact on the state’s economy economic impact UA’s economic impact on the state of Alabama in 2008-2009

$2 billion expenditure 10,063 jobs

UA’s economic impact on the Tuscaloosa metro area in 20082009

$1.3 billion expenditure 8,636 jobs

Impact of UA home football games on the state of Alabama in 2008

$21.8 million per home game Total impact of $152.8 million for the seven home games

Impact of UA home football games on the Tuscaloosa metro area in 2008

$14.5 million per home game Total impact of $101.4 million for the seven home games

The University is an excellent investment opportunity for the state of Alabama, providing an 11.2 percent annual rate of return on state appropriations to UA.



2003 - 2010

GROWTH WITH QUALITY UA sets record with 10 students named to the USA TODAY All-USA College Academic Team

The University of Alabama perennially ranks among the top 50 public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings, and ranked 43rd among public universities in the 2010 rankings.

A record 10 University of Alabama students were named to the 2010 AllUSA College Academic Team.

UA leads the nation with the most students on the team and set a record for the most students any university has ever placed on the team in a single year.

UA has had great success placing students on the national team that honors “the best of the best” undergraduate academic all-stars from across the nation, having placed 46 students on the team since 2003.

• In addition to 2010, UA also had the

most students on the list in 2009 with five, in 2008 with seven, in 2006 with six, in 2005 and 2003 with five, and tied with Washington University in St. Louis in 2007 with four.

UA’s capital campaign largest and most successful in UA history

The campaign focused on raising scholarship support for our students and providing facilities that will enhance our ability to provide our students with a high-quality education. The overwhelming support of UA’s alumni, fans and friends was evident throughout the campaign, demonstrating a strong investment in the future of The University of Alabama. • The University of Alabama raised $612,672,016 in the “Our Students. Our Future.” capital campaign that ended June 30, 2009. • The original goal of $500 million established at the start of the campaign in 2002 was met in May 2008. • The campaign received 130 gifts of $1 million or more. • More than 100,000 individuals made a gift to the campaign. • UA faculty and staff contributed more than $11.6 million. • Students contributed $289,093, which includes the student-run SPIRIT campaign.

UA’s School of Law ranked 38th among all law schools in the nation in spring 2010.

UA’s School of Library and Information Sciences ranked 22nd nationally in spring 2009.

• UA’s School of Social Work’s

graduate program ranked 28th among social work programs in public universities, and 42nd when both public and private institutions were included, in spring 2008.

C&BA’s undergraduate business program ranked 35th among public undergraduate business schools, and 57th when private universities were included, in fall 2009.

Outstanding students recognized with national awards The University of Alabama has produced a total of:

• 15 Rhodes Scholars • 30 Goldwater Scholars • 19 Hollings Scholars • 7 Truman Scholars • 2 Javits Fellows • 1 Udall Scholar • 1 Portz Scholar



2003 - 2010


THE “ALABAMA EXPERIENCE” – DEFINED BY OPPORTUNITY Pat Whetstone retires Pat Whetstone served as director of alumni affairs for The University of Alabama from 1991 to 2011. Prior to this, he served for three years as director of the alumni fund.

UA car tags raise $3.5 million for student scholarships • UA’s National Alumni Association raised a total of $3,452,635 through the car tag programs in the 2010 fiscal year, the most of

A native of Greenville, Ala., Pat earned his B.S. in economics at UA in 1966 and served for three years in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division. Before returning to the University, Pat was an active volunteer. He served as president of the Knoxville, Tenn., alumni chapter and was named president of the year in 1986. As director of alumni affairs, Pat served on the UA

Intercollegiate Athletic Committee and Campus Master Plan Committee, and he was a member of the boards of directors of the University’s Capstone Foundation and Capstone Village. He is married to the former Joyce Stephenson, who is also a 1966 UA graduate. They have three children and five grandchildren.  The National Alumni Association of The University of Alabama has an annual operating budget of more than $3 million. More than half of the association’s $35 million in assets are used to endow scholarships. During the past 12 months, more than 31,000 individuals have given to the alumni fund. Pat retired effective April 30, 2011. 

UA honors the fourth group of Coca-Cola First Generation Scholars

any university in the state.

• At UA, more than 1,522 undergraduate students received scholarships through the license program this year, and 30 graduate students received fellowships.

• Funds raised through the statewide program are used for scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship program gives a select group of UA students the opportunity to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. Now in its fifth year, the scholarship program is made possible by a $1 million gift from The Coca-Cola Foundation to the University’s “Our Students. Our Future.” campaign.

UA students give back to the communities we serve The University of Alabama was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its 2008 Community Engagement Classification. The designation recognizes UA as one of the nation’s premiere institutions in community outreach and scholarship, and it underscores UA’s commitment to apply its resources and expertise to address critical community needs.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA. Riverside Residential Complex

2003 - 2010 Ferguson Center

Lakeside Dining Hall

Foster Auditorium

Engineering and Science Complex

Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility

Bryant Residence Hall

Bryce Hospital Acquisition

MAP KEY New Construction Renovation Addition

Ridgecrest Residential Complex

Ridgecrest Residential Complex

DKE Fraternity

Lloyd Hall

Bryant-Denny Expansion

Shelby Hall

College of Nursing



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Facilities that encourage excellence COMPLETED SINCE 2003

UNDER DESIGN: (continued)

43 new facilities: 3.2 million sq ft

Russell Hall Renovation and Addition: 93,282 sq ft Moore Hall Renovation: 31,840 sq ft

32 major renovations and additions: 905,123 sq ft Bryant-Denny Stadium: 227,000 sq ft College of Nursing: 62,000 sq ft Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity house: 20,000 sq ft Lloyd Hall: 35,000 sq ft Foster auditorium: 10,000 sq ft Softball Clubhouse Addition: 12,700 sq ft

Digital Media Center: 30,000 sq ft Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity House Renovation and Addition: 19,486 sq ft INFRASTRUCTURE 2003-2009

East Substation West Substation Athletics Central Energy Plant


New water/storm sewer

Coleman Coliseum: 48,000 sq ft

5,540 new parking spaces

Science and Engineering III: 208,000 sq ft Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House: 27,956 sq ft Hillel Student Activity Center: 4,390 sq ft North Bluff Residential Community: 357,777 sq ft East Quad Energy Plant: 15,500 sq ft Alston Hall Dining Services: 3,697 sq ft UNDER DESIGN:

North Bluff Recreation and Dining Facility: 60,000 sq ft North Campus Electrical Substation Science and Engineering Complex Phase IV: 206,000 sq ft Campus Police Center: 20,000 sq ft Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House: 40,000 sq ft Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority House: 30,988 sq ft Delta Delta Delta Sorority House: 40,000 sq ft Delta Gamma Sorority House: 32,000 sq ft Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority House Renovation and Addition: 5,820 sq ft Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House: 25,000 sq ft Sigma Chi Fraternity House: 25,000 sq ft Indoor Tennis Stadium: 55,600 sq ft

New service building New facilities building 3.6 miles of new road 43 acres of parking lots and roads resurfaced 9 bus shelters NEW CLASSROOMS AND LABS SINCE 2003

Fall 2004 – Shelby: 5 classrooms, 11 labs Fall 2009 -- Science & Engineering II: 3 classrooms, 17 labs Fall 2009 – Lloyd Hall: 25 classrooms, 1 lab NEW RESIDENCE HALLS SINCE 2003

Fall 2005 – Riverside, 961 beds Fall 2006 – Lakeside, 536 beds; Bryant, 159 beds Fall 2007 – Ridgecrest North, 621 beds Fall 2009 – Ridgecrest South, 938 beds Total +3,113 beds NEW DINING FACILITIES SINCE 2003

Fall 2003 – Ferguson, 245 seats Fall 2006 – Doster Café, 160 seats Fall 2008 – Bryant, 250 seats; Lakeside, 525 seats, Lakeside (outside) 150 seats Jan. 2010 – Lloyd Hall, 90 seats Total +1,270 seats

Excellence on the field of play … and in the classroom “Due to the fine work of our studentathletes, our coaches and our staff, we just completed one of the most successful years in our athletic history, and our future is bright. There is plenty to accomplish on the conference and national levels, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead. I’m extremely excited about the direction of Alabama athletics.” –Mal Moore, Athletic Director



2003 - 2010


THE “ALABAMA EXPERIENCE” – DEFINED BY EXCELLENCE Alabama wins national championship No. 13, defeats Texas 37-21

The University of Alabama football team is honored by President Barack Obama at the White House.

The No. 1 ranked Alabama football team held true to its ranking, defeating secondranked Texas 37-21 in the 2010 BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The 2009 national championship is the 13th in Alabama history. The victory in Pasadena comes 84 years after Alabama won its first national championship in the 1926 Rose Bowl game and makes this the fifth Alabama team to end their national championship campaign at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

$4 million of athletic royalty income funds academic scholarships UA moved from No. 5 to No. 2 nationally in Collegiate Licensing’s collegiate merchandise sales for 2009-2010, largely due to the success of our 2009 national championship in football. Our sales of national championship merchandise set a new record as the largest in CLC history. In September 2010, CLC projected that UA would finish the year with more than $8 million in royalty income; half of that money will be used to fund National Merit Scholarships for UA students.

Mark Ingram wins Heisman Trophy Sophomore running back Mark Ingram etched his name into Crimson Tide lore by becoming the first Alabama player to win the Heisman Trophy. Ingram was presented the 75th Heisman Memorial Trophy at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square in a live announcement on ESPN.


2003 - 2010



Gymnast Kassi Price earns NCAA postgraduate scholarship

Alabama All-American gymnast Kassi Price has been awarded a $7,500 NCAA postgraduate scholarship. Price is the 11th UA gymnast to earn an NCAA scholarship and the seventh to earn NCAA and SEC postgraduate scholarships. Alabama leads the nation in NCAA postgraduate scholarships in gymnastics.

SEC Champs! Softball claims its second SEC championship win with 6-1 win over Mississippi State

Baseball - Sewell-Thomas Stadium

Basketball (Men’s) - Coleman Coliseum

Basketball (Women’s) - Foster Auditorium

Cross Country - Harry Pritchett Running Park

Football - Bryant-Denny Stadium

Golf - Jerry Pate Practice Complex

Gymnastics - Coleman Coliseum

Rowing - Black Warrior River

Soccer - UA Soccer Complex

Softball - Rhoads Stadium

Swimming & Diving - Aquatics Center

Tennis - UA Tennis Complex

Sam Bailey Track and Field Stadium

Volleyball - Foster Auditorium

Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility

Paul W. Bryant Hall


A Vision Becomes Reality  

The Unvieritsy of Alabama