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University of Alabama Birmingham

United States of America

175th US-News World Ranking

Created in 1969 by the merger of the Medical College of Alabama and the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public university. The UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical center in the United States, is affiliated with the university. UAB Hospital sponsors residency programs in medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology  and anesthesiology. UAB is the state's largest employer, with more than 18,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the university and in the health system.

UAB is composed of one college, nine schools (College of Arts & Sciences, Collat School of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Honors College, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health). Together, these divisions offer 51 bachelor's degree programs, 46 master's degree programs, and 36 doctoral programs. The most popular majors at University of Alabama--Birmingham include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Psychology.

At University of Alabama--Birmingham, 61 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.

The university’s academic medical center is one of the largest and best-equipped in the country, with highly funded programs in their Comprehensive Cancer Center and Women & Infants Center neonatal intensive care unit.

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through a commitment to diversity in education, research and patient care.UAB has transformed from its modest beginnings as an extension center into a doctoral research university and academic medical center.


Notable Alumni: William A. Bell (Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama), Sam Hunt (Country musician and former UAB quarterback), George A. Miller (Psychologist, cognitive scientist), Robert Hyatt, co-author of Cray Blitz (Two-time winner of the World Computer Chess Championships)

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