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The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The official colors of the school are crimson and white and their athletic teams are nicknamed the Crimson Tide. Founded in 1820, it is the oldest and largest public university in Alabama. The school saw brief glimpses of militarization through the training of troops for the Confederacy during the Civil War and again during World War II. Today the school is committed to education that produces socially conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders.