General facts about UAB

• UAB has experienced its fifth consecutive year of record enrollment, with a student body of exceeding 18,500 who can select from 137 degree programs in arts and sciences, business, dentistry, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, optometry and public health.

• UAB has been ranked for four consecutive years among Princeton Review’s top 10 universities for diversity. More than 35 percent of students are minorities and nearly 61 percent are female; they hail from every region of the country and more than 110 nations.

• More than 150 student organizations, including 16 fraternities and sororities and Division I athletics, provide ample opportunities for student involvement.

• U.S. News & World Report ranks 11 UAB programs in the top 25 and five in the top 10 in its list of “Best Graduate Schools.”

• The Carnegie Foundation identifies UAB as one of a handful of institutions rated for “very high research activity” that also is a leader in “community engagement.” Our reach extends to more than 60 countries and Antarctica and more than 40 collaborations in AAU institutions to address world issues.

• UAB has been named four consecutive years to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a university can achieve for civic engagement and service-learning.

• UAB is the only medical center in Alabama listed in U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” edition for 23 straight years — since the issue’s inception. 

• The state’s largest single employer — with more than 21,500 employees — UAB supports one of every 33 jobs statewide and has an annual economic impact of nearly $5 billion on Alabama.