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Tuition

$9,904

$21,394

not including room and board

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,934
Declined + 755
Total Received 5,689
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undergraduateRatios

42%

58%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, founded in 1969, is a public university and medical center complex. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Optometry, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health. The 323-acre campus is located six blocks from downtown Birmingham.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 18,568
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAHME (CAHME)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (CoA-NA)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1856
ACT 0056

Social Networks

Public

11,502

undergraduate students

7,066

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Fun Facts

  • University of Alabama, Birmingham offers an Undergraduate Neuroscience Program that provides the hands on research and close mentoring found only at the graduate level at most universities.
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham is ranked No. 1 nationally among public universities based on federal research funding per incoming freshman.
  • Best College Reviews named the Campus Recreation Center at University of Alabama, Birmingham as one of the 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers in the nation.

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Birmingham, AL

323-acre campus in Birmingham (population: 212,413). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Alabama, Birmingham
701 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 4% of male students
 
10 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
10%
24-29
41%
18-23
37%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
15%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,934
Declined + 755
Total Received 5,689

Admissions Contact

Kirk Kluver
Director of Admissions
P: 800 421-8743
F: 205 975-7114
chooseuab@uab.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,924,535
State $0
Institutional $2,500
Other external $199,773
Total $18,126,808

Non-need-based

Federal $17,000
State $113,510
Institutional $14,800,818
Other external $1,338,926
Total $16,270,254

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
riflery
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Blazers
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration/Health Services
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Arts Education
Basic Medical Sciences
Biochemistry/Molecular Genetics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Cell Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Nutrition/Dietetics
Communication Management
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Forensics/Security Management
Computer/Information Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Dentistry
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Health Engineering
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
Genetic Counseling
Genetics
Health Administration
Health Care Management
Health Education
Health Education/Promotion
Health Informatics
Health Information Management
High School Education
History
Industrial Distribution
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Sociology
Medical Technology
Medicine
Microbiology
Music
Natural Sciences
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pathology
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Reading
Rehabilitation Science
Respiratory Therapy
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Theatre
Vision Science
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Undergraduate

62%

11,502
students

Female
58%
6,722

Male
42%
4,780

Graduate

38%

7,066
students

Female
64%
4,537

Male
36%
2,529

undergraduateFull-time

72%

8,357
students

Female
59%
4,856

Male
41%
3,501

undergraduatePart-time

28%

3,145
students

Female
60%
1,866

Male
40%
1,279

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
25%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

88%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Spring: November 1

Summer: March 15

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Philip Perkins
International Scholar and Student Services
205 934-3228
undergradadmit@uab.edu

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