In 1818, the federal government authorized Alabama Territory to set aside a township for the establishment of a "seminary of learning." From then, there established the UA.
There are lot of reasons to choose UA: location, academic, historty, tuitions ... I come here because It offers strong academic programs and opportunities to develop my leadership skills--also because my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents attended UA. It is a cool place. All of the staff here at UA greeted me with warm Southern hospitality from the very beginning, They made sure I had the funds needed to attend the University as an out-of-state student and helped me out where needed. The staff showed me every part of the campus promising me I would not regret it, and saying they could only begin to name the opportunities available to me here."