• UAB was ranked 14th nationally and one of nine public universities recognized as "Up-and-Coming" by U.S. News & World Report for making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.

• UAB has been consistently ranked among the most diverse universities nationally in The Princeton Review.

• 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 9 UAB programs in the top 20 and three 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 eight 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 state’s largest single employer — with more than 21,500 employees — supports one of every 33 jobs statewide and has an annual economic impact of nearly $5 billion on Alabama.