An education that will change your world
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally-recognized academic health center. UAB is the biggest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Alabama. If you are seeking “knowledge that will change your world,” then UAB is for you. This phrase runs through the core of the university’s culture, driving UAB’s mission to educate the diverse student population, seek new research, serve its local and global communities and grow economic development to improve life in Birmingham and Alabama.
You’ll be joining an international community here. Located in the heart of the largest city in the state, you’ll be near the best the southern US has to offer.
The exciting journey of college life starts here, with state-of-the-art facilities, numerous learning resources, an active student body and big time college athletics. That’s just the start—UAB has countless opportunities for you.
Great campus, amazing facilities
UAB offers you an outstanding education to go along with a supportive academic and social experience. In addition to its world-class faculty, the university will help you outside the classroom by providing a wide variety of academic services and resources.
The university is continually investing. Most recently, UAB built the new Hill Student Center, which opened in December 2015. This impressive facility provides space for student activities, gatherings and services, as well as meeting and conference. You’ll find upgraded dining facilities, a stadium-style theater, a 2-story bookstore and a technology store. There’s also the One-Stop Student Service Center for admissions, course registration, student accounting, parking, financial aid and student ID functions.
A vibrant place to live
At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, there are many opportunities for you to get involved, have fun and feel inspired. Nurture your existing abilities or learn a new skill outside of the classroom. With student organizations, campus ministries and so much more, you will always have something to do or new people to meet!
The Campus Ministry Association at the University of Alabama (CMA) at Birmingham is made up of professional campus ministers serving the university as representatives of their respective faith communities. The CMA seeks to be inclusive in its membership, which is available to you regardless of your faith. The CMA works with UAB to enable and enhance, without prejudice, the spiritual life of everyone in the university community.
Get in the game
The university is proud to have almost 400 student-athletes participating in the highest level of college sports, NCAA Division I, in Conference USA. Athlete selection and scholarships are determined by the university coaching staffs and are highly competitive.
Club sports are a great way to compete in athletics without the pressure or the time commitment of Division I. A club sport is a registered student organization that can provide a program of instruction, recreation or competition in a specific sport or activity. Club sports vary in size and skill level in order to meet the needs and interests of students, faculty and staff. Each club establishes its own organizational structure, leadership and performance level. UAB currently has 21 club sports including cricket, lacrosse, soccer and rugby.
Ensuring your health and safety
The recently renovated Student Health Services and Counseling and Wellness Center includes 23,000 square feet of space dedicated to the health, counseling and wellness needs of UAB students. The facility is equipped to meet all your primary health care needs including: appointments with healthcare providers, routine diagnostic lab testing and X-ray services.
UAB is very safe and has its own full-service law enforcement agency on campus. The B-ALERT system is used to communicate to the entire campus at the same time. You can choose which method of communication suits you best—voice call, SMS text message. Transit Blazer Express, UAB’s campus bus service, offers free transportation for students, employees and authorized visitors along six routes—some of which run as late as midnight.
Dining made simple
Eating on campus gives you the advantage of never having to worry about carrying cash. We have 12 restaurants, all of which accept the ONE Card for payment, and two convenience stores on campus. From all-you-can-eat options at Commons on the Green to quicker stops like Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe and Panera Bread, there are plenty of options. The dining hall also has a station for food allergies and intolerance. Dishes that don’t contain milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts or gluten can be found at the Simple Servings station. There are also two Starbucks on campus that are open early in the morning and late at night to give you that extra energy boost when you most need it.
Just steps away from everything
The INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham Center is located right in the heart of the campus, just steps away from the Campus Green. We have everything needed to help you make studying in the US a success.
INTO UAB provides the best learning environment for you to invest in your education. Highly qualified instructors, facilities with the latest technology, small classes, personalized support, social activities and a welcoming community all contribute to the rich campus experience.
Access to the world
When you study here you’ll enjoy all the benefits of campus life at an American university. Living and learning in the heart of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus, you’ll meet new friends among both American and international students. You’ll also have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at UAB.
Preparing you for the future
As a UAB student, you’ll enjoy access to all campus facilities and learning resources. These include the University Academic Success Center, which promotes and fosters student success, enhances academic performance and inspires you to achieve your academic, professional and personal goals. The INTO UAB resources are intentionally designed to facilitate experiences that encourage your persistence and prepares you for life after graduation.