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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B-
Alabama - Birmingham is a highly rated public university located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,677 undergraduate students. The Alabama - Birmingham acceptance rate is 92%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 53% of students, Alabama - Birmingham alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,100.
About University of Alabama - Birmingham...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294
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University of Alabama - Birmingham Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
June 1
SAT Range
990-1370
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,016/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,254/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.127 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,677Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,457
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Studious and diverse
    56%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Very Diverse
    14%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Determined
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.201 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 105 responses
Report
  • Mostly medical, diverse people
    31%
  • Mostly Medical
    26%
  • Hard-working people everywhere
    21%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Diverse, hard-working people everywhere
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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University of Alabama - Birmingham Reviews

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UAB really cares about their students! I know at many universities you hear about how awful the advisers are, but all of the advisers here are extremely helpful, whether it's to talk about your own major or switching to another. There are also numerous cultural events throughout the school year, which give you the opportunity to learn about many different cultures and lifestyles. In addition, if you become part of the Honors College, they have three specialized pathways, along with a Personalized Pathway, the Global and Community Leadership Pathway, Science and Technology Pathway, and University Honors Program. These different pathways allow you to take additional and personalized classes based on what you're passionate about. Through the Global and Community Leadership Pathway, I realized what I wanted to do with my life and also educate myself my on numerous social justice issues.
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I love this school! I feel right at home here even as an out-of-state student. I am a pre-nursing major and I have really enjoyed my pre-nursing courses thus far. I love the campus and the Blazer spirit by students and staff. This campus also has great greek associations that are very involved on campus and in the Birmingham area! There are a lot of resources at UAB and it is in a great area for medical related majors or interests. This school is on the rise, especially with the football team just winning the C-USA Championship! This school is constantly growing and making Birmingham great!
UAB is a great school for everyone. It is one of the most diverse universities in the country and grows in that annually. UAB is convenient for me as I live in Birmingham but since I live so close, I commute daily to campus. The only thing that I do not appreciate about UAB is the parking situation. UAB has many parking decks and parking lots for all students but UAB is bad about selling more parking passes to students with not enough space to fit everyone that bought a parking pass. Another thing that I love about UAB is the academics. Every time I go to class, I believe that I learn something every day and I love that I feel that I have not wasted my money on the University. UAB is a great school for all!