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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Men's Basketball

  • Since 2000, 44 of 45 Alabama Basketball seniors have graduated (98%).
  • Since 2000, 53 Men's Basketball Players have been named to the SEC Honor Roll and SEC Freshman Honor Roll.
  • Alabama Basketball currently has the second-highest APR (Academic Progress Rate) in the SEC.
  • Coach Grant has the highest career APR among SEC men's basketball head coaches.

The University of Alabama

  • In 2012, US News & World Report ranked Alabama #31 nationally among public universities, its highest ranking ever. Alabama has been in the top 50 for more than a decade.
  • US News & World Report recently called Alabama "The Best Public University in the SEC."
  • Forbes Magazine has ranked Alabama as high as #7 in its annual rankings of public universities.
  • The 2011 freshman class was #2 in the nation in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars.
  • 1 in 5 UA freshmen enter the Honors College. These 1,100 students all scored in the top 2% nationally on the ACT.
  • Alabama is a top 5 public flagship university in the enrollment of African-American students. In 2011-12, African-Americans represented 12% of the student body.
  • Alabama ranks #1 nationally in the enrollment and graduation of minority doctoral students.
  • Since 2003, 46 UA students have been named to the USA Today All-American College Academic Team -- the most in the nation.
  • Alabama boasts 15 Rhodes Scholars, 37 Goldwater Scholars, 21 Hollings Scholars, and 13 Truman Scholars.
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