About UAB

UAB is one of the best public schools in the US, with a leading academic health center. We are the largest research university in Alabama, the No. 1 best employer and the No. 4 best employer for diversity in the US.

Choose from a range of competitive programs in health, business, engineering and cybersecurity. Change your world with a study abroad experience at UAB.

Why a degree at UAB?

UAB is looking to a 21st-century era of innovation. See some of our outstanding accomplishments below:

  • 16 graduate programs ranked in the top 25 U.S. News & World Report 2022
  • UAB research played an important role in creating Remdesivir, a drug widely used to treat COVID-19.
  • No. 1 in the US for community outreach efforts around health and well-being Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020
  • No. 7 in the world for community outreach efforts around health and well-being Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020

Facilities on the UAB campus

For 50 years, UAB has been a pioneer in the world of education. See some highlights of our amazing campus below:

  • The Collat School of Business houses a state-of-the-art finance lab. You can help run the Green and Gold Fund, a student-managed investment portfolio with over $600,000 in assets.
  • Facebook's donation of $250,000 to UAB led to creating the Cybersecurity Facebook Suite on campus. Here, you can polish your skills in tracking down spammers and hacking threats to graduate with a portfolio of projects in cybercrime solving.
  • The Hill Student Center was built in 2016. It includes a food court, the UAB bookstore, a 250+ seat theater, and many lounge areas to study and relax with friends.
  • UAB nursing students get in-depth exposure to clinical experiences and simulations in a brand-new $32 million, state-of-the-art facility.
  • The new 231,000 square-foot Residence Hall (McMahon Hall) opened in the summer of 2021 to help meet the increased demand for on-campus housing.
  • The Student Service Center is your stop for admissions, course registration, student accounting, parking, financial aid and student ID functions.
  • TechConnect - our tech store will help you with any technology issues, advice, or recommendations.