The University of Alabama-Birmingham was established in 1969 after a merger between the Medical College of Alabama and the Birmingham Extension Center of The University of Alabama. It is listed as #83 in Top Public Schools by U.S. News & World Report. UAB is the only Carnegie Tier 1 Research institution in the state and houses one of the largest and best-equipped academic medical centers in the country. The UAB forgiveness policy allows students to retake as many as 4 classes without it affecting their GPA.
UAB is my heart's home - I have attended two other colleges and they pale in comparison to the bustle, warmth, energy and student life found at UAB. I love the downtown setting of the campus, being surrounded by so much history and growth is inspiring. But also, UAB has some of the best instructors, most interesting classes, unique extracurriculars, a sweet rec center, a plethora of majors and minors, not to mention an abundance of opportunities to grow, learn and make connections.
Alicia from Ozark, AL
Despite being in the center of Birmingham, UAB feels like its in its own little bubble. UAB is also currently undergoing a lot of renovation, with a new freshman dorm and student centering being built for incoming students of 2015-2016. Lastly, UAB is arguable the best medical school in the state of Alabama.