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The University of Alabama - 2016

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering is a relatively small academic unit with a 25:1 student-faculty ratio and a personalized learning environment. It is set in a large research university having a strong liberal arts influence. Our primary College objectives are to (1) develop engineering leaders through the application of critical thinking skills, (2) provide the means for the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of existing and new knowledge, (3) equip our graduates with the skills for resolving complex issues facing society, and (4) develop both the necessity and appreciation for lifelong learning. Although our College has only 10% of University enrollment, it has over 30% of the University-wide scholarships and one-third of the National Merit scholarship recipients on campus. Our engineering students typically score 10% higher in national entrance examinations as compared to students in other divisions.