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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

At UAB, we have never settled for merely finding what’s next — we have helped build the future through new ideas and initiatives in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio and the clinic.

About

History

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. 

Education

Today, 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 is the largest single employer in the state.

Research

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.

Career

Every UAB employee plays an integral part in our mission to deliver excellence in education, research, and patient care.

In a little more than four decades, UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center. 

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

Welcome to the UAB Libraries. 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. 

Medical services

Through its acclaimed Health System and health professional schools, UAB brings world-class care close to home for Alabama families. U.S. News & World Report and other national publications consistently rank UAB’s innovative programs and expert specialists among the best in America.

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’s Campus Recreation Center offers the best opportunities for recreation, fitness, and wellness. In 3 floors and 152,275 square feet, you will find everything you need to stay active under one roof – fitness center, court space, swimming pool, climbing wall, studios, and more. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, have a pool party, or host your event, the Campus Recreation Center can provide a safe and clean environment for members and guests alike.

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. 

Accreditation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees. 

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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