Founded in 1831 as the state鈥檚 first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You鈥檒l like what you find here. Become part of The University of Alabama family.
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama鈥檚 largest employer, with some 49,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $12.1 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB鈥檚 mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a highly accomplished academic institution and a research intensive university with five programs ranked in the top 20 in the nation for federally-financed research, according to the National Science Foundation. The campus is the anchor tenant in Cummings Research Park, the second largest university-related research park in the United States. UAH offers a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures graduates are prepared to become tomorrow鈥檚 leaders.
The UAB Health System, comprised of several health care entities across Alabama, treats over 2 million patients each year through its extensive network of clinics, health centers, and affiliate hospitals serving various communities throughout the state. Anchored by UAB Medicine and the flagship UAB Hospital, the top-ranked academic medical center and eighth-largest hospital in the nation, UABHS is internationally recognized for its mission to provide the highest levels of patient care, outstanding education of medical professionals, and advancement of science in medicine through groundbreaking research.