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A comprehensive education

You'll find that the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, 4-year degree granting university in the state’s most populous metropolitan area. UAB is the biggest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Alabama.

The essence of UAB

If you are seeking "knowledge that will change your world", then UAB is for you. This phrase runs through the core of the university's culture, driving UAB's mission to educate the diverse student population, seek new research, serve it's local and global communities and grow economic development to improve life in Birmingham and Alabama. 

Hemali Patel
"Not only has UAB become my second home, it has offered me opportunities to express myself as a leader." Hemali Patel