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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public university in Birmingham in the U.S. state of Alabama. Developing from an extension center established in 1936, the institution became an autonomous institution in 1969 and is today one of three institutions in the University of Alabama System. UAB offers over 140 programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, and health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health. The school is highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs.

The UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the United States, is affiliated with the university. UAB Hospital sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. UAB Hospital is the only ACS verified Level I trauma center in Alabama, as rated by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Program.

UAB is the state's largest employer, with more than 18,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the university and in the health system. An estimated 10 percent of the jobs in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area and 1 in 33 jobs in the state of Alabama are directly or indirectly related to UAB. The university's overall annual economic impact was estimated to be $4.6 billion in 2010.

In the fall of 2012, the University of Alabama at Birmingham enrolled 17,999 students from more than 110 countries, including 1,605 freshmen. There are plans to commence with an "aggressive" growth in enrollment at UAB. The current UAB President is Dr. Ray L. Watts.

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  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $14,256.00 avg tuition

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

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Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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University of Alabama at Birmingham Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Colonial Properties Trust Business Scholars/Practicum $10,000 February 01, 2018
Rime Endowed Scholarship $2,500 February 01, 2018
Pizitz Endowed Scholarship $2,500 February 01, 2018
Birmingham Chapter of the IMA Scholarship $2,500 February 01, 2018
Young Men's Business Club Endowed Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Birmingham Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPA's Scholarship $2,000 February 01, 2018
Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg & Moore Scholarship $1,500 February 01, 2018
Fetherston Scholarship in Finance $1,500 February 01, 2018
Earle Baker Memorial Scholarship $1,500 February 01, 2018
Victoria A. and Ralph A. Johnson Endowed Scholarship $1,000 February 01, 2018