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The University of Alabama (also known as UA or The Capstone) is an institution that develops legends from opera singers to politicians, activists to basketball players. Founded in Tuscaloosa in 1831, UA is an Alabama state's leading university and the first state-sponsored college. Offering nearly 200 programs across 10 academic faculties, the university is ranked 8th among state universities in the US, and is home to Alabama's first sponsored law school. UA works to create a better world with its education, research and services that make a difference.

Learning environments encourage real-world innovation, where students are inspired to explore life-changing projects while guided by expert academics in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms. Situated on 480 hectares of award-winning land, students can find many peaceful green spaces as well as fascinating architecture and facilities. In addition to extensive support services and activities designed exclusively for international students, there are more than 600 student communities that students can join. UA also offers on-campus accommodation options to undergraduate and graduate students. Tuscaloosa is a popular student city with low living expenses, along with many fun outdoor activities, dining options and shopping centers. Thanks to the Black Warrior River that surrounds the campus, nature is right next to the city and students can enjoy the warm summer and winter seasons. UA has been recognized by the many national rankings it has accessed. With the prestigious title of Carnegie Research-1, the university is among the top research universities in the USA. It was ranked 61st among state-funded research universities in the News & World Report's 2019 Best Colleges list. In addition, Niche ranked UA as the second best athletic institution in the US out of 1402, with the best Fellowship and Societies (Greek Life) out of 848. UA also has the 11th best college campus in the USA out of 1408 institutions.
 


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The English Language Institute at The University of Alabama offers a wide range of English language programs. These programs help international students prepare for or qualify for entry into their chosen academic programs, advance their careers or improve their overall English language skills. Intensive English Program (IEP) This program includes 20-26 hours of English lessons per week in 3 8-week sessions. There are 6 different beginner levels, from beginner to advanced. Pathway Program for UA Undergraduate students can study English before starting their degree program and simultaneously earn a maximum of 17 academic credits. Program start dates are in January, May and August. A Term Abroad in UA International undergraduate students spend a semester as a student in the United States to study English and study in university programs that offer transferable credits to their institutions of study. English + Business Program Led by business professors, students can study English and Business simultaneously. This program includes 45 hours of English lessons and 2-3 business visits. Personalized group programs, English Lite, Academic Support Program and International Teaching Assistant Program are among other programs.