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The Benefits of UAB

What can your friends and family find in our undergraduate programs at UAB? In short, practically anything. Science. Technology. Arts. Business. Engineering. Research. Biomedical Sciences. And frankly, we’re pretty good at what we do. Here are a few facts and figures for you to pass along.

Fast Facts

More than
enrolled (2022)

schools and colleges

programs in

majors and

traditional campus culture

Traditional campus culture in an urban setting

7 residential halls

250+ registered student organizations

18 NCAA Division 1 athletics teams

Top new entrepreneurship program in U.S.

Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

1st health-promoting university in the U.S.

International recognition for adoption of the Okanagan Charter

Top 25 NIH funding among all universities

$648M increase in federal research funding in FY21

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2022 Diversity Champion®
Insight Into Diversity®

2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Insight Into Diversity®

45% of freshman students are from underrepresented groups

26.5% of students are from other states or other countries

students in a classroom

Rhodes Scholars

Marshall Scholars

Fulbright winners

Goldwater Scholars

students working in genomic sciences lab

Six undergraduate biomedical degrees shared with the School of Medicine

College of Arts and Sciences

Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering

Cancer Biology
(unique in the United States)
College of Arts and Sciences

Genetics and Genomic Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Research and Service Learning opportunities

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Home to innovative online programs that are identical to UAB on-ground degrees

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Education Abroad opportunities that align with our international worldview

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Cutting-Edge Facilities

Hill Student Center: opened 2016

Collat School of Business: opened 2018

School of Nursing expansion: opened 2018

University Hall (College of Arts and Sciences): opened 2019

Sterne Library remodel: opened 2019

McMahon Hall (231,000 sq. ft. residence hall): opened 2021

Technology Innovation Center: opened 2021

Protective Stadium (home of UAB Football): opened 2021

Coming Soon:

Science and Engineering Building
(College of Arts and Sciences)

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Visual and Performing Arts

Renowned arts programs with world-class study, rehearsal, performance, and exhibition facilities—plus proximity to Birmingham-based artists, galleries, museums, dance, and theatre companies. Our graduates go on to careers in film, television, and live theatre.

Studio Art, B.F.A. and B.A.

Art History, B.A.

Music, B.A.

Theatre, B.A.

Musical Theatre, B.F.A.

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