The famous University of Alabama, founded in the early 19th centuries is one of the best places to study in the United States. The American media firm ‘U.S News & World Report’ has ranked this university among 50 institutions in the United States on many occasions. The institution also has a rich political history. Apparently, the University of Alabama has witnessed several political gatherings to address the ‘American Civil War’ and ‘African-American Civil Rights Movement’ issues. Former Governor of Alabama, George Wallace’s infamous political event ‘Stand In The Schoolhouse Door’, took place in the premises of this educational institution. The university is spread over a distance of 1970 acres and around 297 buildings are located on the campus. Apart from its highly qualified professors and the fact that the university imparts great education, this institution has also been talked about for its notable alumni. Noted entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, the founder of ‘Wikipedia’, the virtual encyclopedia, is an alumnus who has made the University of Alabama immensely proud. The popular magazine ‘Time’ had mentioned Jimmy Wales in their list of ‘100 Most Influential People In The World’. Other noteworthy personalities who studied at this university are American politicians Jefferson Sessions and Richard Shelby, actress Sela Ward, biologist E.O Wilson and former footballer Shaun Alexander. Some of these individuals have become household names because of their outstanding accomplishments. Here’s a list which consists of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who were once students of the University of Alabama.