The University of Alabama System

The University of Alabama System is Alabama’s biggest higher education enterprise. It comprises of three dynamic institutions and striving to provide the people of Alabama with regionally and nationally high-flying teaching, research and service programs with a profound impact on the state.

The three universities public universities in Alabama include:
1. The University of Alabama
2. The University of Alabama at Birmingham
3. The University of Alabama in Huntsville

The University of Alabama was started in 1831 at Tuscaloosa and it is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System, and the biggest university in the state in terms of enrollment. It’s often called the Capstone and UA, within Alabama. UA is the senior and the biggest in terms of enrollment of the state’s main research universities.

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The University of Alabama System Office’s operating philosophy is to add value and facilitate the ability of the campuses to excel. It is led by the Chancellor, who serves as the main reporting channel for the presidents of each institution.

Functions of the University of Alabama System Office

  1. Facilitates the work of the Board of Trustees
  2. Ensures the fiscal integrity of the three campuses
  3. Directs legal affairs and audit functions
  4. Operates a state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure
  5. Initiates System wide activities and outreach
  6. Presents a unified public affairs program
  7. Approves and reviews academic programs
  8. Supports growth and development of the UAB Health System
  9. Supports economic growth initiatives throughout the state
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Website: http://uasystem.edu/

Office Locations
TUSCALOOSA
The University of Alabama System
500 University Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
205-348-5861

BIRMINGHAM
UAB Administration Building
701 20th Street South, Suite 860
Birmingham, AL  35233
205-975-5566

Mailing
The University of Alabama System
1720 2nd Avenue South, AB 860
Birmingham, AL  35294-0108

HUNTSVILLE
The University of Alabama System
318 Student Services Building
Huntsville, AL 35899
256-824-1773

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MONTGOMERY
The University of Alabama System
Government Relations Office
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 520
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-2262

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