Location, environment and atmosphere

• UAB’s 86-block campus channels all the energies and opportunities of Birmingham, a metropolitan city of some 1.2 million and a thriving nexus of medicine, banking, business and research and development nestled in the serene foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It borders the historic Five Points and Lakeshore districts, with their eclectic mix of restaurants, cafes and live music venues, and it is minutes from cultural, outdoor and leisure attractions.

• The Campus Green is at the heart of UAB’s pedestrian-friendly campus, anchored by an award-winning recreation center, dining commons and residence halls, and several mini parks create oases of green on this urban campus.

• UAB is home to an exciting Cultural Arts District, anchored by the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts top-quality student productions and performances, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and legendary acts from all corners of the world. Across the street is the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, UAB's new home for art instruction and professional galleries, which provides innovative opportunities for education, sharing the outstanding work of our faculty and students and attracting acclaimed artists to UAB. The William Hansell and Susan Mabry Hulsey Center for Arts and Humanities, with amenities that include state-of-the art music-technology labs, recording studios and a recital hall, affords music students broad, balanced instruction from a faculty that includes numerous world-renown scholars and performers.