Alabama NewsCenter — Records broken: University of Alabama sees highest enrollment, most National Merit Scholars

| September 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

By Shane Dorrill
University of Alabama

Enrollment at the University of Alabama reached a record this fall. It includes some of the most academically talented students and a record number of National Merit Scholars.

The 38,645 students enrolled tops the previous record of 38,563 set in 2017. This fall there are also 1,088 students recognized as National Merit Scholars, the most ever to attend the Capstone and 16% more than a year ago.

The record enrollment was boosted by the largest freshman class in the university’s history with 8,037 students, which includes 322 National Merit Scholars, a 15% increase from last year’s record.

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