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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

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Overview

Enrollment

21,639
University of Alabama at Birmingham overview
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Online uab.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Alabama at Birmingham overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university located in the urban setting of Birmingham, Alabama. Established in 1969 when the University of Alabama Extension Center was merged with the Birmingham Medical College, UAB has grown into a comprehensive institution known for its medical and health-related programs. The campus is noted for its modern architecture and includes student housing options, catering to a diverse undergraduate and graduate population. UAB's academic profile is categorized by a moderately selective admissions process and offers a variety of popular majors including Business, Nursing, and Biology, among others. Its research initiatives and facilities, particularly in biomedical research, have positioned UAB as a leader in scientific advancements. The university also fields teams in NCAA Division I athletics as the Blazers, although it is primarily recognized for its achievements in academics rather than athletics.

In the most recent statistical year 9,947 prospective students applied, and 8,622 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,217 enrolled in the school.  15,080 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,559 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,832 plus fees of $0. University of Alabama at Birmingham is ranked 427 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10

Overall

8/10

Academics

6/10

Resources

6/10

Outcomes

8/10

Value

University of Alabama at Birmingham is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Alabama at Birmingham within the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Very High
University of Alabama at Birmingham overview
SAT 1200/1410
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.82

Applications Accepted

86.7% 
University of Alabama at Birmingham overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition

$8,832
In State Costs for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,120
Budget for Other Expenses$5,757
Total One Year Cost$28,909

Out of State Resident Tuition

$21,216
Out of State Costs for University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $13,120
Budget for Other Expenses$5,757
Total One Year Cost$41,293

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Alabama at Birmingham students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 22%
Business 18%
Education 11%
Biology 8%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100663 IPEDS survey data for University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Current students may use the University of Alabama at Birmingham GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.

Last updated February 24, 2024