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?
- The highest award offered at UAB is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings
UAB is ranked #5 out of 29 schools in Alabama.
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.
UAB has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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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.
|#16||Best Colleges for Health & Medical Administrative Services||College Factual|
|#38||Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#50||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
|#59||Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections||College Factual|
|#99||Best Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
|#137||Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management||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://ssb.it.uab.edu/pls/sctprod/zsapk003_ug_web_appl.new_user
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 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.
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
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
There are also 8,244 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,315 full-time undergraduates at UAB, 39% are male and 61% 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||2,461|
|Hispanic or Latino||605|
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 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%|
|Management Information Systems||15%|
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|
|Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services||#12|
|Health Sciences & Services||#24|
|Finance & Financial Management||#28|
|Management Information Systems||#33|
|Human Resource Management||#61|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#96|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#97|
|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|
|Business Administration & Management||#403|
|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 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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