University of Alabama at Birmingham Overview
University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. The location of UAB is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is University of Alabama at Birmingham Known For?
- The student loan default rate at UAB is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at UAB is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 76% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from UAB with a bachelor's degree make about $46,990 a year. That's 15% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAB.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UAB has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#49||Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools||College Factual|
|#95||Best Allied Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#132||Best Nursing Schools||College Factual|
|#217||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Contact details for UAB are given below.
|Address:||Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110|
How Do I Get Into UAB?
You can apply to UAB online at: https://www.uab.edu/admissions/apply
Admission Requirements for UAB
|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?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 14% 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 560 and 668. Math scores were between 530 and 660.
Can I Afford University of Alabama at Birmingham?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UAB, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,713 a year. That adds up to $26,852 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UAB is 4.8%. 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
There are also 8,685 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,402 full-time undergraduates at UAB, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alabama at Birmingham students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||2,354|
|Hispanic or Latino||662|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAB has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 10th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UAB
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,568 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $20,400. The following table shows how UAB is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Other Social Sciences||#1||#4|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#1||#4|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#4||#7|
|Health Sciences & Services||#16||#13|
|Teaching English or French||#22||#34|
|Management Information Systems||#31||#58|
|Finance & Financial Management||#31||#85|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#34||#40|
|Human Resource Management||#34||#52|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#52||#82|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#58||#139|
Online Growth Rankings of UAB
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 9.5%. This is the #1,413 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, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||45%|
|Health Sciences & Services||42%|
|Management Information Systems||4%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||15%|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||14%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||13%|
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|
|Other Social Sciences||#13|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#57|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#58|
|Teaching English or French||#82|
|Management Information Systems||#85|
|Finance & Financial Management||#113|
|Health Sciences & Services||#138|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||#156|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#197|
|Human Resource Management||#222|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#299|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#391|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#479|
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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