INTO University of Alabama at Birmingham

At INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham, international students join a supportive community committed to helping them integrate with ease into American university life while preparing for degree studies. Unique programs help improve academic and English language skills, and helpful faculty and staff ensure students adjust to life in the US.

Students studying in the INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham Center have all the benefits of campus life at an American university. Living and learning in the heart of The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s campus, international students develop friendships with American and international students and have access to all of the academic, social and cultural resources and activities at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Why study at INTO The University of Alabama at Birmingham?

  • Take the first steps toward earning a US university degree at one of America’s leading regional research institutions.
  • 1 of only 51 universities nationally classified as Tier 1 Very High Research Activity and Community Engagement (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).
  • Study on a safe and friendly campus that offers more than 150 organizations.
  • Live, learn and have fun with students from all across the US and around the globe.
  • Enjoy full access to all university resources, services and facilities.
  • Learn in small classes taught by highly qualified university instructors.
  • Earn academic credits that apply toward The University of Alabama at Birmingham degree programs.
  • Progress to University of Alabama at Birmingham degree program upon successful completion of a Pathway program.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham facts

  • Founded: 1969
  • Enrollment: 18,698
  • International Students: 665+
  • Countries Represented: 100+
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: 51
  • Master’s/PhD Degrees: 94
  • Campus Size: 275 acres
  • Research: $433M
  • Faculty: 2,248 full-time, 188 part-time

Education and Research

The University of Alabama at Birmingham embodies a spirit of discovery that advances knowledge, solves ancient mysteries and real-world problems and drives economic development. Its research faculty ranks among the nation’s best funded and is noted for exceptional mentoring and training.


Home to some of the nation’s most prestigious centers for the study of cancer, neuroscience, AIDS, diabetes and more, The University of Alabama at Birmingham excels at translating medical discoveries in the lab to revolutionary therapies at the bedside and in clinics.