• Thirteen UAB programs were named in the top 25 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 "Best Graduate Schools" list.

• UAB earned the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for its exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives.

• An ongoing living donor kidney transplant chain at UAB is the world's longest. The chain of surgeries has given more than 90 people so far the gift of life as of April 2018.

• More than 180 student organizations, including 26 fraternities and sororities and 18 Division I athletics teams, provide ample opportunities for student involvement.

• Total research expenditures at UAB exceeded $562 million in 2017.

• In 2016, UAB was the first Alabama university to launch a 100 GB/s Internet connection.

• UAB students, faculty and staff represented 100+ countries in fall 2017.

• 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.” 

• UAB is the state’s largest single employer — with more than 23,000 employees — supports one of every 31 jobs statewide and has an annual economic impact of more than $7.15 billion on Alabama.


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