University of Alabama Birmingham

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University History

In 1869, University of Alabama Birmingham was founded. It is a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama USA. In the 1970s, the university began to expand with rapid growth. Enrolment at the beginning of the decade was around 6,629, out of which 2,724 were women. University of Alabama Birmingham bought land in the Southside for accommodating growing student population. The university formed an intercollegiate athletic program, joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In 1984, the university's name was changed to the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In 1992, U.S. News and World Report named University of Alabama at Birmingham as the #1 up-and-coming university in the United States of America. In 1993, the university's economic impact on the Birmingham region was estimated at more than $1.5 billion per. The university became the first Alabama university to achieve "Research University I" status in the Carnegie Foundation classification in 1994.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has 12 schools and colleges which are located in its four campuses- Main Campus (Birmingham), Montgomery, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa these campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 12 school and colleges of the University of Alabama at Birmingham are;

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Collat School of Business
  • Honors College
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Professions
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • The Graduate School

University Notable Alumni

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Alumni has experts from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards Some of the alumni members of University of Alabama at Birmingham are-

Ms. Tammi Thomas

Immediate Past President:
Mr. Ryan Robinett

President Elect:
Dr. Cathie Amos

Vice Presidents:
Mr. Armmon Carter
Mr. Perry Herndon
Mr. Sam Miller
Ms. Sheri Robinson

Dr. D'Ann Somerall

University Infrastructure & Services


University of Alabama at Birmingham is the main campus which provides training to the next generation of physicians and physician-scientists, answers basic scientific questions that lead to medical innovations, and brings the highest quality health care to all of the patients. University of Alabama at Birmingham is the heartbeat of Birmingham and an important medical leader in the Southeast region. The Birmingham campus is connected with some of the best parks, entertainment, and dining in the nearby area. The university’s regional campuses are in Huntsville, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa; these campuses help in expanding academic reach and increase responsibilities of educating physicians in rural and underserved areas of Alabama. The campus schools are made up of nearly 800 students, more than 1,000 residents, and 1,400 full-time faculty in 27 academic departments. The campus is home to the Kirklin Clinic, a multi-disciplinary medical home; University Hospital which is one of the largest academic hospitals in the United States of America and the faculty serves the Children's of Alabama hospital.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries plays an important role in the University’s educational and research work. Every campus has its own library. The library at University of Alabama at Birmingham collections includes over 1.4 million volumes and more than 40,000 journals and serials, in addition to extensive electronic resources, rare books, microforms, and audio-visual materials. The university libraries host nearly 1 million patrons each year. University libraries are focused to provide top-notch library resources, programs, and services to the students. They are dedicated towards welcoming the amazing environment for a diverse community of students and faculty. The libraries provide flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. They support the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contribute to advancements in teaching and research programs.

Housing services

On-campus- University of Alabama at Birmingham student housing and residence life department provides residence halls for comfortable housing. Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites, traditional halls, deluxe suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Students can engage in respectful dialogue and peacefully challenge individual assumptions. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham housing and residence life department assists students in finding off-campus housing and roommates. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff at nearby universities.

Medical services

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Student Health Services provides medical services to students. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The Student Health Services provide comprehensive, high quality, confidential, evidence based primary healthcare in an efficient, friendly, and caring manner to students so that they may succeed in their studies and professional lives at university. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation, laboratory testing, radiology and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and health education to make life easier at University of Alabama at Birmingham. For scheduling online appointments or for telephonic health service students can call 205-934-4300.

Student’s clubs

University of Alabama at Birmingham Student involvement and leadership department offers 300+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engage themselves. The department offers everything students need to stay active on campus.    Some of the clubs at University of Alabama at Birmingham are-

  • American Red Cross Club 
  • Badminton Club 
  • Blazer Cubing Club
  • Chess Club
  • Club Lacrosse
  • Education Abroad Club
  • Film Club
  • Genetics Club
  • Golf Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University of University of Alabama at Birmingham.

International student’s info

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

1720 2nd Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Top Landmarks-

  • Vulcan Park and Museum

  •  Regions Field

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

  • 16th Street Baptist Church

  • Kelly Ingram Park

  • Civil Rights District

  • Statue of Liberty Replica

Courses Offered-

The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs, Doctoral programs, Professional programs and Minors. Some of the courses are-

  • Administration/Health Services, PhD
  • African American Studies, BA
  • Accounting, BS
  • Accounting, MAc
  • Administration/Health Services, PhD
  • African American Studies, BA
  • Anatomical Science, MS
  • Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights, MA
  • Anthropology, BA
  • Applications of Mixed Methods Research, Graduate Certificate
  • Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate
  • Applied Mathematics, PhD
  • Art History, MA
  • Biology, BS
  • Biology, MS
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences, MS
  • Digital Forensics, BS

Student Support-

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the Alabama international community. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides various services like-

  • Immigration compliance expertise and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • Serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • Provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • Helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student and Scholar Services at-

Office address- ISSS is located in the international center on the second floor of Mervyn H. Sterne Library on the corner of 9th Avenue and 13th Street South, Birmingham

Email- [email protected]

Phone- (205) 934-3328

Students can also schedule a meeting with an advisor by calling at- (205) 934-3328

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Alabama at Birmingham put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. University of Alabama at Birmingham has over 300+ student organizations, so there is something for each student to involve themselves and discover their hidden talent.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to holistic lifestyle and help in being fit. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The different dimensions of well-being are- Emotional, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual and Cultural.

Food & Drink-

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a variety of food options and has vibrant food scenes on-campus. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. Students don’t have to worry about cash, they can just swipe their One Card and enjoy their delicious meals. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at a diverse variety of restaurants and cafes available on-campus.

Short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Alabama at Birmingham to have fun like;

  • Birmingham's Railroad Park
  • Negro Southern League Museum
  • Regions Field
  • Alabama Theatre
  • McWane Science Center
  • Good People Brewing Company
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Kelly Ingram Park

There are many other options available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

The Department of Student Safety at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is at priority. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s Police Department officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. More than 70 officers are appointed on-campus to provide security to everyone. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. The university also provides free transportation to students, faculty and staff at midnight or late-nights.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Alabama at Birmingham are-

  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism
  • Nursing
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Anthropology

Application Requirements

  • Complete Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores


University of Alabama at Birmingham application deadline are-

Fall semester- June 1

Spring semester - November 1

Summer semester - May 15

University of Alabama Birmingham Programs

Tuition Fees
Standard Test

University of Alabama Birmingham Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Alabama Birmingham in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of Alabama Birmingham Cost of studies


Undergraduate: USD 24,360

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Alabama Birmingham Deadlines

Undergraduate: Fall-June 1, Spring-November 1, Summer-March 15

Graduate: Fall-August 1, Spring-December 1, Summer-March 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Alabama Birmingham Rankings


US News
651 -700
301 -400
GTU Rank


United States of America
US News
67 -94
Times Higher Education
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