About The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally-recognized academic health center. UAB is the biggest research institution in the state of Alabama, and the university is the largest employer in Alabama. Choose from competitive programs in a variety of fields and seek knowledge that will change your world at UAB.

An impactful education

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally-recognized academic health center. UAB is the biggest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Alabama. 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, explore new research, serve its local and global communities and grow economic development to improve life in Birmingham and Alabama.

You’ll be joining an international community here. Located in the heart of the largest city in the state, you'll be near the best the southern US has to offer.

The exciting journey of college life starts here, with state-of-the-art facilities, numerous learning resources, an active student body and big-time college athletics. That’s just the start—UAB has countless opportunities for you.

Great campus, amazing facilities

UAB offers you an outstanding education to go along with a supportive academic and social experience. In addition to its world-class faculty, the university will help you outside the classroom by providing a wide variety of academic services and resources.

The university is continually investing. Most recently, UAB built the new Hill Student Center, which opened in December 2015. This impressive facility provides space for student activities, gatherings and services, as well as meetings and conferences. You'll find upgraded dining facilities, a stadium-style theater, a two-story bookstore and a technology store. There's also the One-Stop Student Service Center for admissions, course registration, student accounting, parking, financial aid and student ID functions.