About UAB

UAB ranks among the top 8% of universities worldwide (U.S. News & World Report 2023) and has been a Diversity Champion for five consecutive years. In addition to having some of the nation’s best funded research, UAB is also a top school for health care and health care research, with eight medicine specialities ranked in the US’ top 50 (U.S. News & World Report 2023, Best Hospitals Rankings).

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

Why study at UAB?

UAB is your destination for health and innovation. Join a community of top researchers doing the work that will build our future. See some of our accomplishments below:

  • 16 graduate programs ranked in the top 25 (U.S. News & World Report 2023)
  • Ranked in the top 8% of universities worldwide (U.S. News & World Report 2023)
  • #1 Emerging Entrepreneurship Program in the US (Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards 2022)
  • #64 Top Public Schools (US News & World Report 2023)
  • 8 medicine specialties in the top 50 (U.S. News & World Report 2023)

Facilities on the UAB campus

For 50 years, UAB has been a pioneer in the world of education. See some of our campus highlights 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 is our tech store, which will help you with any technology issues, advice or recommendations.