Alabama, University of, main campus at Tuscaloosa; state supported, coeducational; chartered 1820, opened 1831. An experimental station of the U.S. Bureau of Mines, the state natural history museum, the state geological survey, and a business research bureau are there. The university's medical school is at Birmingham, and there is also a campus at Huntsville. The university also has a campus at Huntsville and a branch offering medical programs at Birmingham.
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