The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Our story is one of remarkable growth in size, quality, reputation and impact. 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. And we have the same audacious vision that led our founders to dream big dreams: To educate, advance discovery, care for the sick, respond to the needs of our community and establish Alabama as a progressive economic center that can change the world.


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. In 1945 the Medical College of Alabama was moved from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham and the University's Medical Center was founded. Later, in November of 1966, the Extension Center and the Medical Center were merged to form the "University of Alabama in Birmingham," an organizational component of The University of Alabama (in Tuscaloosa). In 1969 UAB became an independent institution, one of the autonomous universities within the newly created three-campus University of Alabama System

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 the university is the largest employer in Birmingham.

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UAB: Knowledge that will change your world.

From the beginning, UAB’s character and culture have been about breaking through and transcending...

  • Long-accepted notions of the metropolitan versus traditional versus online campus, to form a university that is none and yet all—the ideal convergence of all three.
  • Social and cultural barriers, to create a campus dubbed a “mecca of multiculturalism” in The Princeton Review.
  • Traditional boundaries among disciplines, to conduct intensely collaborative research, scholarship and teaching.
  • And conventional strictures of the likely and unlikely in any given arena—the classroom, the lab, the studio or the stage—and in the lives and careers of students.
  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for life sciences and top 150 for medicine, according to Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • 18,000 students, 23,000 employees and an annual economic impact exceeding $5 billion.
  • Named four consecutive years among the top 10 universities in the United States for diversity in The Princeton Review.
  • Among 51 public and private universities classified by The Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and "community engagement."
  • Named three consecutive years to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a university can achieve for civic engagement and service-learning.
  • Ranked 32nd nationally in federal research funding and 20th in funding from the National Institutes of Health (10th among public universities).
  • Home to the 3rd largest public hospital in the United States.
  • UAB School of Engineering online Master of Engineering programs ranked 27th nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States