The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a nationally-ranked teaching and research university offering a full range of academic programs leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees.

The University has the following Schools: School of Arts & Humanities, School of Business, School of Dentistry, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Health Professions, School of Medicine, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, School of Nursing, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Division of General Studies, The Graduate School.


- According to the 2009-2010 U.S. News & World Report graduate schools ranking, The School of Nursing is placed 1st. The School of Medicine is ranked 29th. The school’s primary care program is ranked 34th. Five medical specialties are placed in the top 20 nationally:
   - AIDS, 4th;
   - Women’s health, 8th;
   - Internal medicine 18th;
   - Geriatrics, 19th;
   - Pediatrics, 19th.

- 50th in the ranking of Best Graduate Schools in Clinical Psychology (USNWR 2009).

- Named among the Top 5 Best Places to Work in Academia by The Scientist in 2008.

- 58th nationally in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Schools in Biological Sciences (2008).

- UAB Hospital is placed among “America’s Best” by U.S.News & World Report in its 19th annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

- It is one of the 96 public and private universities (and the only Alabama university) classified as an institution of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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