University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a world-renowned public research doctoral university offering nationally and regionally accredited programs leading to the award of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. It is classified as an institution of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation - the only university in Alabama to meet that definition.

The Department of Music is the first program in the State of Alabama to be designated an All-Steinway School.

UAB has been placed among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and universities by The Princeton Review.


- Placed in Tier 3 among National Universities in the country (US News & World Report 2010).

- Listed as one of the "Best Southeastern Colleges" and one of the top 371 colleges and universities in the nation. It is also ranked 3rd in race/class interaction, 11th for happiest students, and 14th for best athletic facilities (Princeton Review College Rankings 2010).

- The MBA program is recognized by The Princeton Review in its 2010 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools" as one of the best in the country.

- 29th for Physical Therapy program (USNWR Graduate Schools ranking 2009).

- Ranked 5th among the Top 15 U.S. Academic Institutions by the Scientist Magazine (2009).

- 7th for Healthcare Management Programs, 16th among Top Schools for Public Health (USNWR 2008).

- Placed among the top 100 universities in the nation and top 200 in the world, ranked 152-200th globally in the 2008 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

- 65th among all the universities in the world, according to the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2008.

- 21st in the NRC Rankings of Top US universities in Physiology (2007).

- The School of Public Health is ranked 16th in the nation (USNWR 2007).

- Rated 175th in the nation (The Washington Monthly College Rankings 2006).

- The School of Business is ranked 7th in metropolitan state business schools by US News in 2004.

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