The University of Alabama (UA), located in Tuscaloosa, is a large and beautiful campus in the western part of Alabama. The student population is approx. 39,000 from 78 different countries. Ranked one of the best public institutions in the USA, UA competes at the very highest level in sports and attracts many of the best and brightest students around the world. UA offers Conditional Admission for undergraduate study and Provisional Language Admission for graduate study to international students who meet the academic qualifications for admission but who do not yet have sufficient proficiency in English.
Tuscaloosa, a small city, with a population of 100,000 residents, is centrally located in the Southeastern United States and close to major cities and beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Many multi-national corporations such as Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, Boeing, Hyundai, International Paper, and Google (next year) are located in Alabama and help with the diversity and economic growth. Recreational activities such as water and outdoor sports (including golf and American football) are very popular in Alabama. The weather is relatively warm throughout the year.