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University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public university in Birmingham in the U.S. state of Alabama. Developed from an academic 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.

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Location

Address
1720 2nd Ave S
City
Birmingham
State
AL
Zip/Post Code
35294

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Website
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
11502
Total Graduate enrollment
6708
In State Tuition Fees
8904
Out State Tuition Fees
20394
ACT Score
25
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.62
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
85%
Student Faculty Ratio
18:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Blaze The Dragon
Colors
Forest Green And White With Gold Accents
Conference
Conference USA

College History

History

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) traces its roots to the 1859 founding of the Medical College of Alabama and the 1936 opening of the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama. In 1945 the Medical College of Alabama was moved from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham and the University's Medical Center was founded. Later, in November of 1966, the Extension Center and the Medical Center were merged to form the "University of Alabama in Birmingham," an organizational component of The University of Alabama (in Tuscaloosa). In 1969 UAB became an independent institution, one of the autonomous universities within the newly created three-campus University of Alabama System.Today, UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center. UAB is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state's largest metropolitan area. UAB is the largest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Birmingham.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of the UAB National Alumni Society is to support the University in its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service and to create, foster, and nurture a mutually beneficial relationship between the University, its students and alumni.

Alumni

Alumni

Vonetta Flowers, Olympic Gold-medalist Darrell Hackney, NFL player with the Denver Broncos Deanna Jackson, WNBA player with the Chicago Sky Andy Kennedy, University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Graeme McDowell, professional golfer Tony McManus (soccer), professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks Jason McLaughlin, professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks Jerson Monteiro, professional soccer player with the Atlanta Silverbacks Oliver Robinson, State of Alabama Legislator and former NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs McKinley Singleton, NBA player with the New York Knicks Donell Taylor, NBA player with the Washington Wizards Bryan Thomas, NFL player with the New York Jets Roddy White, NFL player with the Atlanta Falcons Joe Webb, NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings Michael Mink, Florida Marine Raiders Owner/X-League Commissioner Elijah Millsap, professional basketball player with the Petron Blaze Boosters

Campus

Campus

Urban

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