University of Alabama Birmingham – Full Review

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University of Alabama Birmingham


The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university located in Birmingham, Alabama. With an enrollment of over 22,500 students, UAB is one of the largest academic institutions in Alabama. The university offers over 140 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees across 12 schools and colleges.


UAB was established in 1969 as a result of the merger of the University of Alabama’s Birmingham extension center and the Medical College of Alabama. The campus has since expanded, with the addition of new facilities and the establishment of new academic programs.


UAB is a part of the University of Alabama System, along with two other campuses in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville. The university is governed by a Board of Trustees and is led by a president.


UAB’s campus spans across 100 city blocks in downtown Birmingham. The university has over 70 buildings, including state-of-the-art research facilities, residence halls, and recreational facilities. The campus is home to several public art installations, including sculptures and murals.


UAB offers over 140 degree programs across 12 schools and colleges, including arts and sciences, business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, nursing, medicine, optometry, public health, and graduate studies. The university is known for its strong programs in medical research, health care, and engineering.

Colleges and Schools

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

Student Life

UAB has a diverse student body, with students from all 50 states and over 70 countries. The university offers over 200 student organizations, clubs, and groups, including academic, professional, cultural, and recreational organizations. UAB also has a robust intramural sports program, which includes over 20 different sports.


UAB has 17 varsity sports teams, known as the Blazers, that compete in NCAA Division I. The university’s athletic teams compete in Conference USA.

Notable Alumni

– Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State
– Octavia Spencer, actress
– Deidre Downs, Miss America 2005
– Bobby Bowden, former head football coach at Florida State University
– Eric Esch, boxer
– Nallamuthu Rajaratnam, scientist
– Randall Woodfin, current Mayor of Birmingham

University Profile

Name University of Alabama Birmingham
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Country United States of America
Colleges and Schools 12
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