College Guide: University of Alabama at Birmingham

The will to do more leads to amazing things. And at UAB that will drives everything we do, from research to innovation to entrepreneurship. To change the world, we must first challenge it. Students will find no better place to do that than in Birmingham – where the city becomes the classroom. Where you can discover a new point of view or land a life-changing internship. Where you can be part of the next big idea.


When it comes to research, it’s no secret we do it really, really well. And while we are known for science and medicine, we offer plenty of exciting opportunities. From anthropology to engineering, there’s something for you, too.


Explore without limits and take part in groundbreaking innovations. Whether you want to find a cure for a serious disease or create new technology, we’re always one step ahead and ready to support students with an innovative spirit.


You have big ideas, and we want to help you make them a reality. Our partnerships with community incubators and specialized student programs will help you navigate the world of start-ups.


We want to celebrate your individuality, fresh perspective, and unique experiences. UAB is a melting pot of cultures and communities where you can embrace your traditions and start new ones.



#1 Alabama University – 2017 Best Global Universities, U.S. News and World Report

#1 Young University in the U.S. 2nd Consecutive Year – Times Higher Education 2019

7,000 undergraduate students contributed to UAB research in 2017

60 start-ups have been launched in the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

$7+ billion annual economic impact

20,000+ enrolled students


At UAB, we will empower you to make an impact. Our opportunities and resources will help you

turn your passion into your mission — and give your ideas the power to change the world.

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