Explore UAB

The Birmingham skyline at night.

Introducing Birmingham, Alabama

UAB is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham, a metropolitan area composed of many diverse communities. Whether you are looking for entertainment, culture, or economic opportunity, Birmingham has something to offer. The area’s rich industrial and political history generates both cultural and economic opportunities including a strong arts community, banking and medical industries, and thriving small businesses including some of the best chef-run restaurants in the country offering everything from barbeque to haute cuisine.

Additionally, Birmingham offers unlimited shopping opportunities for the brand-conscious consumers and nightlife for every musical taste. Live bands, concerts, symphonies, festivals, and theatrical products are sure to help relieve the stress that college can induce.

Beyond the city limits, there are many opportunities to appreciate the South’s natural beauty in state parks, hiking trails, and children’s parks. A plethora of farmers’ markets make it easy to support local agriculture and obtain fresh produce.

Birmingham’s medical and research community fosters a unique relationship, providing UAB’s students the ability to learn beside top researchers in public health while living in a cultural, culinary, and industrial leader of the South.

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