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University of Alabama at Birmingham Overview

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution. The location of UAB is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Alabama at Birmingham Known For?

9,677 Full-Time Undergraduates
$17,005 Avg Cost After Aid
92% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at UAB.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings

UAB is ranked #400 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. UAB also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UAB has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UAB

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 41
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 118
Best Colleges for International Students 279
Best Colleges for the Money 342
Best Colleges 400
Best Colleges for Diversity 781

Where Is University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Location of University of Alabama at Birmingham

Contact details for UAB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Phone: 205-934-4011
Website: https://www.uab.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uab.edu

How Do I Get Into UAB?

You can apply to UAB online at: https://ssb.it.uab.edu/pls/sctprod/zsapk003_ug_web_appl.new_user

Admission Requirements for UAB

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAB?

92% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
1% Submit SAT Scores
Since UAB has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 1% of students accepted to UAB submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 440 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 550 to 740 )
200
800
UAB received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 22 to 31 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 21 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Alabama at Birmingham?

$17,005 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAB is $17,005. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,550 $15,379 $17,892 $19,978 $20,110

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UAB, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,004 a year. That adds up to $28,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAB is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,677 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,134 undergraduate students at UAB, with 9,677 being full-time and 3,457 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAB

There are also 7,768 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,677 full-time undergraduates at UAB, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAB

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alabama at Birmingham students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAB Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 663
Black or African American 2,474
Hispanic or Latino 313
White 5,425
International Students 268
Other Races/Ethnicities 534

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alabama at Birmingham. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 86 countries are represented at UAB. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at University of Alabama at Birmingham

5,603 Took All Classes Online
12,538 Took At Least One Class Online
11.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at UAB. In 2017-2018, 12,538 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAB has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UAB

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 11.3%. This is the #1,245 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAB regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAB majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 19%
Business, Management & Marketing 14%
Business/Managerial Economics 14%
Engineering 3%
General Education 5%
General Engineering 19%
Health Professions 7%
Management Information Systems 15%
Marketing 7%
Public Health 13%
Social Sciences 17%
Sociology 39%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAB ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAB.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Systems Theory #3
Business/Managerial Economics #6
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services #12
General Engineering #16
Sociology #20
Health Sciences & Services #24
Finance & Financial Management #28
Management Information Systems #33
Public Health #43
Marketing #53
Engineering #59
Human Resource Management #61
General Education #71
General Psychology #77
Special Education #85
Social Sciences #91
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #96
Teacher Education Subject Specific #97
Psychology #108
Accounting #113
Teacher Education Grade Specific #127
Health & Medical Administrative Services #157
Criminal Justice & Corrections #190
Liberal Arts General Studies #205
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #205
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #215
Nursing #265
Education #334
Business Administration & Management #403
Health Professions #433
Business, Management & Marketing #500

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Alabama at Birmingham awarded 5,226 undergraduate degrees and 5,544 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 95 71 0
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 11 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 101 0
Anthropology 0 20 6 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 6
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 1 1
Biomedical Engineering 0 44 5 7
Biotechnology 0 0 49 0
Business Administration & Management 0 162 201 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 14 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 13
Chemistry 0 47 2 5
Civil Engineering 0 38 11 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 20 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 101 22 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 5
Computer Information Systems 0 42 34 2
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 84 8 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 10 0
Dentistry 0 0 0 64
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 34 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 27 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 5
Educational Administration 0 0 21 5
Educational Assessment 0 0 20 0
Electrical Engineering 0 32 20 0
Ethnic Studies 0 7 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 38 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 42 2 0
General Biology 0 179 51 8
General Engineering 0 0 135 0
General English Literature 0 62 7 0
General Psychology 0 176 6 15
Genetics 0 8 0 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 113 77 9
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 8
Health Sciences & Services 0 11 6 0
History 0 35 6 0
Human Resource Management 0 18 0 0
Information Science 0 0 3 0
Information Technology 0 0 23 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 99 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 18 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 86 60 0
Marketing 0 74 0 0
Materials Engineering 0 15 13 4
Mathematics 0 36 13 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 38 20 0
Medicine 0 0 0 182
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 30 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 6
Music 0 14 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 51 0 7
Nursing 0 346 643 67
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 4
Optometry 0 0 0 47
Other Engineering 0 0 0 2
Other Social Sciences 0 17 0 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 17 0 0
Physics 0 9 2 3
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 2 14
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 45 0
Public Health 0 99 152 4
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 59 53
Social Work 0 56 0 0
Sociology 0 33 20 4
Special Education 0 0 32 0
Student Counseling 0 0 26 0
Systems Theory 0 0 21 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 72 51 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 113 32 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 23 0
Total 0 5,226 4,414 1,130

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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