The University of Alabama, established in 1831, is a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. It houses approximately 32,000 undergraduates, and is the hot-seat of art, culture and history. The university has nationally competent programs and its share of opportunities for undergrad research. Its large, beautiful campus, called the Capstone, is home to the majestic Denny Chimes tower, more than 450 student organizations and an influential Greek scene. Home games, whether football or wheelchair basketball, are the perfect combination of pom-poms, shakers, BBQ and sweet tea! Its notable alumni include Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia co-founder and Winston Groom, author of the much loved 'Forrest Gump'. The University of Alabama instills the feeling of being part of a tight-knit community; with its southern charm, flurry of houndstooth hats and the phrase “Roll Tide!” thrown in with flourish.