Thanks to its excellence, UAB has been recognized as the #1 young university in the United States for the second consecutive year by Times Higher Education and as #12 in the world. This popular state university, widely known as a leading academic center for medicine, was established in 1969 as a medical school, but over time, the range of programs and specialties has significantly expanded. Over 13,000 students, including international students, receive higher education here.
Over the past 50 years, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has played an increasingly important role nationally and globally, educating students, conducting innovative research, engaging various communities, and providing top-notch patient care. The success of its programs and the university has been repeatedly confirmed in national rankings:
- Carnegie Institute recognizes it as a Research University I level.
- #2 among Best Public Nursing Schools – Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, 2021.
- According to the authoritative US News & World Report in 2023, the university holds the following positions:
- 8 specialties in medicine are among the top 50 in the country.
- Top 8% of Best Global Universities.
- #32 among Best Medical Schools.
- 16 master's programs in the top 25.
Currently, the university comprises 11 colleges and schools of various profiles, from medicine to engineering and arts.
The university has strong ties with the UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the country. UAB Hospital sponsors numerous residency programs in medical specialties.