• Ten UAB programs were named in the top 25 in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Graduate Schools" list.

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

• An ongoing living donor kidney transplant chain at UAB is the world's longest. The chain of surgeries has given more than 89 people so far the gift of life as of February 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 $538 million in 2016.

• 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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