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Located in Birmingham, Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$30,291 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAB.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Best General Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value General Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Alabama at Birmingham?

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Contact details for UAB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Phone: 205-934-4011
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uab.edu

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

Submission Required?
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?

81% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
UAB has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 14% 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 560 and 668. Math scores were between 530 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 560 to 668 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 530 to 660 )
200
800
UAB received ACT scores from 98% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 33. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 22 to 33 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 20 to 27 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 22 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Alabama at Birmingham?

$30,291 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
6.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAB is $30,291. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,713 a year. That adds up to $26,852 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAB is 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,402 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,878 undergraduate students at UAB, with 10,402 being full-time and 3,476 being part-time.

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There are also 8,685 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,402 full-time undergraduates at UAB, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alabama at Birmingham students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 842
Black or African American 2,354
Hispanic or Latino 662
White 5,637
International Students 310
Other Races/Ethnicities 597

Geographic Diversity

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

6,346 Took All Classes Online
14,776 Took At Least One Class Online
9.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 19 master’s degree programs available online at UAB. In 2019-2020, 14,776 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAB has changed over the last few years.

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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 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of UAB

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $8,568 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $20,400. The following table shows how UAB is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Educational Assessment #1 #6
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement #1 #4
Health Education #6 #5
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching #6 #12
Teaching English or French #22 #34
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #22 #34
Early Childhood Education #28 #37
Teacher Education Subject Specific #34 #40
Reading Teacher Education #46 #43
Elementary Education #58 #88

Online Growth Rankings of UAB

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alabama at Birmingham was 9.5%. This is the #1,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAB regardless of major.

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
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement #7
Educational Assessment #32
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor #79
Teaching English or French #82
Reading Teacher Education #120
General Education #131
General Education #131
Elementary Education #138
General Special Education #175
Early Childhood Education #176
Curriculum & Instruction #197
Curriculum & Instruction #197
Special Education #282
Teacher Education Subject Specific #299
Teacher Education Grade Specific #479

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 Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Educational Assessment, Testing, & Measurement 0
General Education 0
General Special Education 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Art Education 0
Health Education 0
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Early Childhood Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 0
TOTAL 0

References

*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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