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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham , United States
Birmingham , United States
University Facts
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About University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Founded in 1969 as the University of Alabama in Birmingham
  • Designated as a Tier 1 research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education
  • Home to the UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast
  • Notable achievements include:
    • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report
    • Recognized for its research in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases
    • Recipient of numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Student Life:

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Over 400 student organizations, including academic clubs, honor societies, cultural groups, and recreational activities


    UAB has a wide range of clubs, including the Student Government Association, the Honors College Student Association, and the Black Student Union

    Sports Teams:

    UAB competes in NCAA Division I athletics as the Blazers, with teams in football, basketball, baseball, softball, and more
  • Student Support Services:

    • Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Disability Support Services
    • Student Health Services
    • Career Services
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Student Recreation Center
    • Campus Green
    • UAB Libraries
    • Bartow Arena


  • Academic Resources:

    • 12 schools and colleges offering over 150 undergraduate and graduate programs
    • UAB Libraries with over 2 million volumes and access to online databases
    • UAB Research Centers and Institutes
  • Faculty:

    • Over 2,000 full-time faculty members
    • Many faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized researchers
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Traditional lectures
    • Small group discussions
    • Hands-on learning experiences
    • Online and hybrid courses
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic Success Center
    • Writing Center
    • Math Lab
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Honors College
    • University Scholars Program
    • UAB Online

Top Reasons to Study Here:


    Ranked among the top 100 universities in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

    Research Opportunities:

    Tier 1 research university with access to cutting-edge research facilities

    Specialized Facilities:

    UAB Health System, Bartow Arena, UAB Libraries

    Industry Connections:

    Partnerships with local and national businesses and organizations
  • Notable Alumni:

    • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General
    • Dr. Vivian Pinn, former Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities



    Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and outreach programs


    Student Health Services offers primary care, immunizations, and health education


    UAB offers on-campus housing options, including traditional residence halls, apartments, and Greek housing

    Library Resources:

    UAB Libraries provide access to over 2 million volumes, online databases, and research assistance

    Technology Support:

    UAB provides students with access to computers, Wi-Fi, and technical support

    Career Development:

    Career Services offers resume writing, interview preparation, and job search assistance
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