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What makes us great

  • 93% of students who earned a bachelor’s degree from the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences in spring 2018 were employed or seeking additional education within six months.
  • The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, a bipartisan research and teaching institute, is one of the nation’s premier centers of research and instruction on politics. Many former Bliss interns now hold leadership positions in government around the United States.
  • The University has the No. 2 Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program in the U.S. according to CounselingPsychology.org, and the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program has for decades been one of the country’s most respected and prolific producers of scholarship and I/O professionals. Also, the National Museum of Psychology, the only one of its kind in the United States, opened at the University in June 2018. It is housed in The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, which was accepted into the prestigious Smithsonian Institution’s Affiliations program.
  • UA students who applied to medical school had an acceptance rate above the national average in 2018.