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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Birmingham

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (34)



The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama and the 1936 opening of the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama. 


UAB offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health. Our first-professional schools are Dentistry, Medicine and Optometry


Our research faculty ranks among the nation’s best funded and is noted for exceptional mentoring and training — from undergraduate researchers to post-doctoral fellows.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Save yourself some money when you come to see us – when you make your reservations, ask for the UAB discount and any other special offers that might be available. Some of the hotels will give you a UAB discounted rate and let you use your reward points or loyalty card. Folks are really nice around here

Library services

 The UAB Libraries provide access to an array of rich and diverse scholarly resources that inform intellectual, cultural, social, and economic transformation of its community. It also provides the essential expertise to support excellence in education, research, patient care, and community outreach that collectively advance the success and impact of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

ICT services

UAB IT is about technology. Technology is a key component to achieving UAB's core mission. Technology advances healthcare, empowers research & scholarship, and supports operations & administration. While our colleagues and partners may be many and varied, our commitment to a robust and secure technology framework is singular and strong.

Medical services

At UAB Employee Wellness, we cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on six major areas:

  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity & Recreation
  • Prevention & Health Management
  • Well-being

Student Life

Campus life

Student Housing and Residence Life supports students utilizing a residential curriculum approach in a safe and comfortable living-learning environment that is student-centered, inclusive and focused on the holistic development of the student.

Sports facilities

UAB atheltic facilities:

  • Bartow Arena
  • Legion Field
  • Oxmoor Valley/Robert
  • Regions Field
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Sports Medicine Facility

Student clubs

  • UAB is home to more than 250 organizations, representing a broad range of interests. Student organizations foster valuable experiences for students that often lead to significant learning and development. 


Compliance Certification for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation of accreditation for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience at the university was very positive. Teachers and faculty were friendly and usually open for questions. There are lots of opportunities to take if you ask questions and show enthusiasm. There are many great student organizations and ways to get involved both on and off campus.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This was a great place for research and also for networking. There were many opportunities to work with experts and learn in a hands-on atmosphere.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UAB has a great Anthropology program with attentive teachers in all 4 fields. The Anthropology Student Association is a great way to make friends and learn more about the outside world of anthropology. I would say there are many opportunities to focus in different areas if you want to, or to get a 4-field approach if you are unsure what area you like at first.

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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