Why UAB

Why UAB?

Because from the very beginning, UAB has been doing its own thing – in its own strong, exciting and very forward-thinking way.  Because it’s the kind of university that isn’t satisfied with excellence in just one area, offering opportunities for achievement across all disciplines – and cool places to study, work and live. And because best of all, UAB students are not like everyone else. Just like you. So maybe there's no question at all.

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Admissions

icon125_mergeLooking for the real thing when it comes to college?

If you're looking for a top-notch science education in classroom, lab, and clinic, you should definitely look at UAB. And if you're not the least bit interested in science and prefer to explore the human condition, you also should look at UAB. If you want to step off campus into culture, entertainment, shopping, and some pretty great coffee, UAB. If you want to stay on campus and find those things anyway, UAB. If you're looking for a solemn, tweed-jacket-wearing, glaring-at-you-over-his-glasses professor like you see in the movies, maybe elsewhere. But if you're looking for the education and fun and life-changing experiences and coffee—we're looking for you. 

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Academics

UAB Academics

When it comes down to it, you’re coming to college for an education.

Oh, there’s no denying that the culture and athletics and student life are great (and very important), but, in the end, you’re looking for a degree and a plan for the future. Conveniently, UAB happens to have all of those things – except for the plan, which we can help you build yourself. We offer 49 majors and a bunch of minors and concentrations to suit your preferences, including a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the state, or even the region. And you definitely can’t find our top-notch, field-tested, nationally renowned, actually-really-nice-in-person faculty anywhere else in the state. Mostly because, well, they’re here.


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Visit

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There’s a lot to learn about UAB online.

But saying that you “know” UAB from our website is like saying you “know” Kim Kardashian because you follow her on Twitter. (Because after all, who can say they know the real Kim Kardashian?) You need to come over and see how great we are firsthand.

Tour campus. Tour the city. Meet a few professors, talk with current students, have a meal at the dining commons, and explore the community you’ll live in when you’re a Blazer. We’re really fun to hang out with. We’ll even autograph a hat for you, and you can tell people we’re totally best buds.

 

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Paying for College

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College may look like an expensive undertaking.

OK, college is an expensive undertaking. But UAB can give you a world-class education and an unforgettable college experience at a fraction of the price. We’ve been named one of America’s “Best College Values” by the Princeton Review, because that’s what we are: A great college value. One of the best, actually. In America. And on top of that, UAB hands out money—about $100 million in scholarships and financial aid every year. Check out all of your options to make an already-affordable UAB education that much more accessible.

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Student Life

icon125_pennantSure, you’re at college for an education, but that hardly stops at a degree.

A college education involves the whole college experience, whether you’re reading in class, working in the lab, discussing brilliant ideas in a coffee shop, expanding your horizons out in the community, climbing the walls at the Rec Center, or napping on the Campus Green (which isn’t all that educational but certainly is refreshing). We’re a big campus that feels like a small campus, so you’re not going to run out of student groups, activities, and opportunities before you run out of hours in the day. Just remember to take time out to breathe.

 

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Accepted

UAB Accepted StudentsIf you’ve been accepted to UAB, that’s awesome! We told you you’d make it. 

There are two steps left to becoming a Blazer, and the first one involves a bunch of paperwork, so don’t forget to do that while you’re here. The other step is to check us out, see where you fit in, and find your place—or make one of your own. Find out where your classmates hang out, what they’re doing when they’re not in class, where to get noticed on campus, where to hide on campus, and why that guy in the yellow fright wig has painted his entire torso green. (You’ll have painted yourself up by the end of your freshman year. Trust us.)

 

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Why UAB

125whyuab

Because from the very beginning, UAB has been doing its own thing – in its own strong, exciting and very forward-thinking way.  Because it’s the kind of university that isn’t satisfied with excellence in just one area, offering opportunities for achievement across all disciplines – and cool places to study, work and live. And because best of all, UAB students are not like everyone else. Just like you. So maybe there's no question at all.

Continue to Why UAB

Admissions

icon125_mergeLooking for the real thing when it comes to college?

If you're looking for a top-notch science education in classroom, lab, and clinic, you should definitely look at UAB. And if you're not the least bit interested in science and prefer to explore the human condition, you also should look at UAB. If you want to step off campus into culture, entertainment, shopping, and some pretty great coffee, UAB. If you want to stay on campus and find those things anyway, UAB. If you're looking for a solemn, tweed-jacket-wearing, glaring-at-you-over-his-glasses professor like you see in the movies, maybe elsewhere. But if you're looking for the education and fun and life-changing experiences and coffee—we're looking for you.

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Continue to Admissions (International)

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Academics

UAB Academics

When it comes down to it, you’re coming to college for an education.

Oh, there’s no denying that the culture and athletics and student life are great (and very important), but, in the end, you’re looking for a degree and a plan for the future. Conveniently, UAB happens to have all of those things – except for the plan, which we can help you build yourself. We offer 49 majors and a bunch of minors and concentrations to suit your preferences, including a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the state, or even the region. And you definitely can’t find our top-notch, field-tested, nationally renowned, actually-really-nice-in-person faculty anywhere else in the state. Mostly because, well, they’re here.


Continue to Academics

Jump Directly to Transfer Credit Info

Visit

125welcome

There’s a lot to learn about UAB online.

But saying that you “know” UAB from our website is like saying you “know” Kim Kardashian because you follow her on Twitter. (Because after all, who can say they know the real Kim Kardashian?) You need to come over and see how great we are firsthand.

Tour campus. Tour the city. Meet a few professors, talk with current students, have a meal at the dining commons, and explore the community you’ll live in when you’re a Blazer. We’re really fun to hang out with. We’ll even autograph a hat for you, and you can tell people we’re totally best buds.

 

Continue to Visit UAB

Paying for College

icon125_moneybag

College may look like an expensive undertaking.

OK, college is an expensive undertaking. But UAB can give you a world-class education and an unforgettable college experience at a fraction of the price. We’ve been named one of America’s “Best College Values” by the Princeton Review, because that’s what we are: A great college value. One of the best, actually. In America. And on top of that, UAB hands out money—about $100 million in scholarships and financial aid every year. Check out all of your options to make an already-affordable UAB education that much more accessible.

Continue to Paying for College  

Student Life

icon125_pennantSure, you’re at college for an education, but that hardly stops at a degree.

A college education involves the whole college experience, whether you’re reading in class, working in the lab, discussing brilliant ideas in a coffee shop, expanding your horizons out in the community, climbing the walls at the Rec Center, or napping on the Campus Green (which isn’t all that educational but certainly is refreshing). We’re a big campus that feels like a small campus, so you’re not going to run out of student groups, activities, and opportunities before you run out of hours in the day. Just remember to take time out to breathe.

 

Continue to Student Life

Accepted

UAB Accepted StudentsIf you’ve been accepted to UAB, that’s awesome! We told you you’d make it.

There are two steps left to becoming a Blazer, and the first one involves a bunch of paperwork, so don’t forget to do that while you’re here. The other step is to check us out, see where you fit in, and find your place—or make one of your own. Find out where your classmates hang out, what they’re doing when they’re not in class, where to get noticed on campus, and where to hide on campus.



Continue to Accepted Students

Not sure if you've been accepted? Check Status of Application

Why UAB

125whyuab

Because from the very beginning, UAB has been doing its own thing – in its own strong, exciting and very forward-thinking way.  Because it’s the kind of university that isn’t satisfied with excellence in just one area, offering opportunities for achievement across all disciplines – and cool places to study, work and live. And because best of all, UAB students are not like everyone else. Just like you. So maybe there's no question at all.

Continue to Why UAB

Admissions

icon125_mergeLooking for the real thing when it comes to college?

If you're looking for a top-notch science education in classroom, lab, and clinic, you should definitely look at UAB. And if you're not the least bit interested in science and prefer to explore the human condition, you also should look at UAB. If you want to step off campus into culture, entertainment, shopping, and some pretty great coffee, UAB. If you want to stay on campus and find those things anyway, UAB. If you're looking for a solemn, tweed-jacket-wearing, glaring-at-you-over-his-glasses professor like you see in the movies, maybe elsewhere. But if you're looking for the education and fun and life-changing experiences and coffee—we're looking for you. 

Continue to Admissions (United States Residents)

 Continue to Admissions (International)

Academics

UAB Academics

When it comes down to it, you’re coming to college for an education.

Oh, there’s no denying that the culture and athletics and student life are great (and very important), but, in the end, you’re looking for a degree and a plan for the future. Conveniently, UAB happens to have all of those things – except for the plan, which we can help you build yourself. We offer 49 majors and a bunch of minors and concentrations to suit your preferences, including a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the state, or even the region. And you definitely can’t find our top-notch, field-tested, nationally renowned, actually-really-nice-in-person faculty anywhere else in the state. Mostly because, well, they’re here.


Continue to Academics

Visit

125welcome

There’s a lot to learn about UAB online.

But saying that you “know” UAB from our website is like saying you “know” Kim Kardashian because you follow her on Twitter. (Because after all, who can say they know the real Kim Kardashian?) You need to come over and see how great we are firsthand.

Tour campus. Tour the city. Meet a few professors, talk with current students, have a meal at the dining commons, and explore the community you’ll live in when you’re a Blazer. We’re really fun to hang out with. We’ll even autograph a hat for you, and you can tell people we’re totally best buds.

 

Continue to Visit UAB

Paying for College

icon125_moneybag

College may look like an expensive undertaking.

OK, college is an expensive undertaking. But UAB can give you a world-class education and an unforgettable college experience at a fraction of the price. We’ve been named one of America’s “Best College Values” by the Princeton Review, because that’s what we are: A great college value. One of the best, actually. In America. And on top of that, UAB hands out money—about $100 million in scholarships and financial aid every year. Check out all of your options to make an already-affordable UAB education that much more accessible.

Continue to Paying for College 

Student Life

icon125_pennantSure, you’re at college for an education, but that hardly stops at a degree.

A college education involves the whole college experience, whether you’re reading in class, working in the lab, discussing brilliant ideas in a coffee shop, expanding your horizons out in the community, climbing the walls at the Rec Center, or napping on the Campus Green (which isn’t all that educational but certainly is refreshing). We’re a big campus that feels like a small campus, so you’re not going to run out of student groups, activities, and opportunities before you run out of hours in the day. Just remember to take time out to breathe.

 

Continue to Student Life

Accepted

UAB Accepted StudentsIf you’ve been accepted to UAB, that’s awesome! We told you you’d make it. 

There are two steps left to becoming a Blazer, and the first one involves a bunch of paperwork, so don’t forget to do that while you’re here. The other step is to check us out, see where you fit in, and find your place—or make one of your own. Find out where your classmates hang out, what they’re doing when they’re not in class, where to get noticed on campus, where to hide on campus, and why that guy in the yellow fright wig has painted his entire torso green.

 

 

Continue to Accepted Students

Not sure if you've been accepted?   Check Status of Application

Why UAB

125whyuab

Because from the very beginning, UAB has been doing its own thing – in its own strong, exciting and very forward-thinking way.  Because it’s the kind of university that isn’t satisfied with excellence in just one area, offering opportunities for achievement across all disciplines – and cool places to study, work and live. And because best of all, UAB students are not like everyone else. Just like you. So maybe there's no question at all.

Continue to Why UAB

Admissions

icon125_mergeLooking for the real thing when it comes to college?

If you're looking for a top-notch science education in classroom, lab, and clinic, you should definitely look at UAB. And if you're not the least bit interested in science and prefer to explore the human condition, you also should look at UAB. If you want to step off campus into culture, entertainment, shopping, and some pretty great coffee, UAB. If you want to stay on campus and find those things anyway, UAB. If you're looking for a solemn, tweed-jacket-wearing, glaring-at-you-over-his-glasses professor like you see in the movies, maybe elsewhere. But if you're looking for the education and fun and life-changing experiences and coffee—we're looking for you. 

Continue to Admissions (United States Residents)

 Continue to Admissions (International)

Academics

UAB Academics

When it comes down to it, you’re coming to college for an education.

Oh, there’s no denying that the culture and athletics and student life are great (and very important), but, in the end, you’re looking for a degree and a plan for the future. Conveniently, UAB happens to have all of those things – except for the plan, which we can help you build yourself. We offer 49 majors and a bunch of minors and concentrations to suit your preferences, including a few that you can’t find anywhere else in the state, or even the region. And you definitely can’t find our top-notch, field-tested, nationally renowned, actually-really-nice-in-person faculty anywhere else in the state. Mostly because, well, they’re here.


Continue to Academics

Visit

125welcome

There’s a lot to learn about UAB online.

But saying that you “know” UAB from our website is like saying you “know” Kim Kardashian because you follow her on Twitter. (Because after all, who can say they know the real Kim Kardashian?) You need to come over and see how great we are firsthand.

Tour campus. Tour the city. Meet a few professors, talk with current students, have a meal at the dining commons, and explore the community you’ll live in when you’re a Blazer. We’re really fun to hang out with. We’ll even autograph a hat for you, and you can tell people we’re totally best buds.

 

Continue to Visit UAB

Paying for College

icon125_moneybag

College may look like an expensive undertaking.

OK, college is an expensive undertaking. But UAB can give you a world-class education and an unforgettable college experience at a fraction of the price. We’ve been named one of America’s “Best College Values” by the Princeton Review, because that’s what we are: A great college value. One of the best, actually. In America. And on top of that, UAB hands out money—about $100 million in scholarships and financial aid every year. Check out all of your options to make an already-affordable UAB education that much more accessible.

Continue to Paying for College 

Student Life

icon125_pennantSure, you’re at college for an education, but that hardly stops at a degree.

A college education involves the whole college experience, whether you’re reading in class, working in the lab, discussing brilliant ideas in a coffee shop, expanding your horizons out in the community, climbing the walls at the Rec Center, or napping on the Campus Green (which isn’t all that educational but certainly is refreshing). We’re a big campus that feels like a small campus, so you’re not going to run out of student groups, activities, and opportunities before you run out of hours in the day. Just remember to take time out to breathe.

 

Continue to Student Life

Accepted

UAB Accepted StudentsIf you’ve been accepted to UAB, that’s awesome! We told you you’d make it. 

There are two steps left to becoming a Blazer, and the first one involves a bunch of paperwork, so don’t forget to do that while you’re here. The other step is to check us out, see where you fit in, and find your place—or make one of your own. Find out where your classmates hang out, what they’re doing when they’re not in class, where to get noticed on campus, where to hide on campus, and why that guy in the yellow fright wig has painted his entire torso green.

 

Continue to Accepted Students

Not sure if you've been accepted?   Check Status of Application

Admissions

icon125_mergeLooking for the real thing when it comes to college?

If you are looking for a top-notch science education in classroom, lab, and clinic, you should definitely look at UAB. And if you are not the least bit interested in science and prefer to explore the human condition, you also should look at UAB. If you want to step off campus into culture, entertainment, shopping, and some pretty great coffee, UAB. If you want to stay on campus and find those things anyway, UAB. If you're looking for the education and fun and life-changing experiences—we're looking for you.

What kind of student will you be at UAB?

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Non-Degree

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We aren’t just about the degree—we’re about the education.

UAB is a great place to enrich your life, enhance your career, or just explore your interests with top faculty, great facilities, and a rich student life.

What brings you here?



I’m temporary. I’m just here to learn—I don’t plan to take more than 24 semester hours.

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I’m transient. I’m enrolled full-time somewhere else and will end up transferring my UAB credits back to my home institution.


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Post-Baccalaureate

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Your education doesn’t end with your diploma.

Even if you’ve already done the college thing, there are plenty of reasons to enhance your education. UAB is a great place to pick up the extra semester credits that can gain you a professional certification or even another bachelor’s degree.

What brings you here?


I’m degree-seeking. I already have one bachelor’s degree, and now I want to take classes and fulfill the requirements to get another one.


Continue to Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate

 

I’m non-degree-seeking. I already have a bachelor’s degree, but I need a few more undergraduate courses to qualify for an advanced program or a professional certification.


Continue to Non-Degree-Seeking Post-Baccalaureate


High School Students

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There’s no time like the present.

Just because you’re still in high school doesn’t mean you can’t get a start on your college education. Did you know that already? Probably. You’re so smart. UAB likes smart people, and we’re happy to offer you college coursework during your junior or senior year of high school

What brings you here?


I’m concurrent enrollment. I’ll be taking courses as a non-degree seeking student at UAB while I’m also enrolled in high school.

Continue to Concurrent Enrollment


I’m dual enrollment. My school has a dual enrollment/dual credit agreement with UAB, so when I take UAB classes, they’ll apply toward my high school diploma and my college degree at the same time.

Continue to Dual Enrollment