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
22,000
enrolled (2021)

12
schools and colleges

220
programs in
43
countries

55
majors and
88
minors

traditional campus culture

Traditional campus culture in an urban setting

7 residential halls

250+ registered student organizations

18 NCAA Division 1 athletics teams

Student entrepreneurs have launched 15 ventures

Anvil Student Startup Bootcamp

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

International recognition for adoption of the Okanagan Charter

Top 10 NIH funding for public universities

$648M increase in federal research funding in FY21

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2021 Diversity Champion®
Insight Into Diversity®

2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Insight Into Diversity®

45% of freshman students are from underrepresented groups

28% of freshman students are first-generation

students in a classroom

3
Rhodes Scholars

2
Marshall Scholars

40
Fulbright winners

22
Goldwater Scholars

two students working on an engineering project

Six undergraduate biomedical degrees shared with the School of Medicine

Bioinformatics
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

Immunology
College of Arts and Sciences

Neuroscience
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)

image of the Collat School of Business
image of woman singing onstage with others

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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*Note: Current funding supports a one-time $250 scholarship for students enrolling at UAB for the Fall 2022 semester.