University of Alabama at Birmingham
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a world-renowned research university and medical center. This young, dynamic, diverse university thrives on boldness and innovation to continue pushing the frontiers in science, medicine, business, education, the social sciences, the arts and the humanities - and has garnered national and international respect.
Students and faculty in 10 schools and a College of Arts and Sciences are making daily breakthroughs in social and behavioral sciences, the arts and humanities, natural sciences and math, business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, optometry and public health.
For six consecutive years, UAB has seen record overall enrollment, climbing to 18,698 in fall 2014. UAB's students are talented and diverse, hailing from every region of the nation and some 100 countries worldwide. In The Princeton Review, UAB has been heralded as a "truly mecca of multiculturalism." UAB is consistently ranked among the most diverse universities nationally.
UAB is among only 51 public and private universities (and the only Alabama university) classified by the Carnegie Foundation for both "very high research activity" and "community engagement."
UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level 1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a six-state region.
UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and an annual economic impact of over $5 billion on Alabama.