University of Alabama at Birmingham: Ranking & Review

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Birmingham Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 101 222
Top 2%

University of Alabama at Birmingham Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate92%91%92%
Enrolled undergraduates2,2998611,438
Enrolled total (including graduate students)20,9028,10812,794

11,409 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,917 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $30. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores15
Percent of students submitting SAT scores1%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores2,093
Percent of students submitting ACT scores94%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

University of Alabama at Birmingham Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $26,096 $36,800
Off-campus $26,096 $36,800
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,682 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Alabama at Birmingham provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,785 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,328 $19,032
Fees for full-time undergraduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $347 $793
Tuition for Full-time graduates $7,866 $17,910
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $437 $995

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 23 577 1,002 402 2,004
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14 495 233 742
Education 160 209 10 379
Engineering 168 160 10 338
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 186 64 60 310
Psychology 156 8 8 172
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 84 13 97
Social Sciences 84 9 3 96
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 64 29 93
Visual and Performing Arts 87 4 91
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 73 8 81
Physical Sciences 42 8 8 58
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 34 13 7 54
English Language and Literature & Letters 42 11 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 45 45
Mathematics and Statistics 27 13 5 45
History 35 6 41
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 13 2 15
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 14
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6 6 12
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4 4
Grand Total432,3841,8035194,749

A total of 2,427 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,322 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate53%45%59%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesUAB
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementUAB's mission is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.
Colorsgreen, white, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff8,686
Instructional FTE2,412
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

AddressAdministration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, Alabama, 35294-0110
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000

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