The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

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

Tuition & Fees

$8,568

$20,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
46%
500-599
30%
400-499
7%
700-800
21%
600-699
32%
500-599
37%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
31%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,423
Declined + 2,200
Total Received 8,623
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Public

13,836

undergraduate students

8,244

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Health Care Management/kinesiology
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Codes

SAT 1856
ACT 0056

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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 College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and Public Health. Its 323-acre campus is located six blocks from downtown Birmingham.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,080
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 (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CoA-NA (CoA-NA)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  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)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Birmingham, AL

636-acre campus in Birmingham population: 210,710). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
72%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 31% of male students
 
13 sororities 46% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
46%
500-599
30%
400-499
7%
700-800
21%
600-699
32%
500-599
37%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
30-36
35%
24-29
31%
18-23
31%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
43%
18-23
35%
12-17
12%
30-36
24%
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
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

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,423
Declined + 2,200
Total Received 8,623

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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Admissions Contact

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

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 205 934-8223
F: 205 934-8941
finaid@uab.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Helen McIntyre
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@uab.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, Bhangra, Bollywood dance, cricket, fishing, kayaking, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, Bhangra, Bollywood dance, cricket, fishing, kayaking, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, Brazilian jujitsu, fencing, flag football, kickball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mark Ingram (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Katreshia Louis-Verrett (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA
Mascot
Blazers
School colors
green and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration/Health Services
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History
Arts Education
Biochemistry/Structural Biology
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical/Health Sciences
Biostatistics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Cancer Biology
Cell Biology
Cellular/Molecular Physiology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Pathologist Assistant
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Communication Management
Communication Studies
Community Health
Community Health/Human Services
Computer Engineering
Computer Forensics/Security Management
Computer/Information Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Dentistry
Digital Forensics
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
Educational Studies in Diverse Populations
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
Engineering Management
English
English as a Second Language
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Finance
Foreign Languages
Forensic Science
General Studies
Genetic Counseling
Genetic/Genomic Sciences
Genetics/Genomics/Bioinformatics
Health Administration
Health Care Management
Health Education/Promotion
Health Informatics
Health Physics
Healthcare Leadership
Healthcare Quality/Safety
Healthcare Simulation
High School Education
History
Human Resource Management
Immunology
Industrial Distribution
Information Systems
Instructional Design/Development
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Studies
Kinesiology
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Sociology
Microbiology
Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science
Music
Musical Theatre
Neuroscience
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Pathobiology/Pharmacology/Physiology
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Reading Education
Rehabilitation Science
School Psychometry
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Theatre
Vision Science
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Health Care Management/kinesiology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry

22,080

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

63%

13,836
students

Female
61%
8,480

Male
39%
5,356

37%

8,244
students

Female
65%
5,382

Male
35%
2,862

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

10,315
students

Female
61%
6,272

Male
39%
4,043

26%

3,521
students

Female
63%
2,208

Male
37%
1,313

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
23%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
54%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

74%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • 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
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Nigeria
South Korea
The Ivory Coast
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kristin Brymer
International Enrollment Manager
205 934-4686
intladmin@uab.edu

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