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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A
  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, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Alabama - Birmingham alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,100.
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294
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About University of Alabama - Birmingham...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA

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
980-1240
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$16,636/ 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
$9,375/ 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.140 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.137 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,677Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,457
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Studious and diverse
    54%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Very Diverse
    14%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Determined
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

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.164 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.205 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Mostly medical, diverse people
    31%
  • Mostly Medical
    25%
  • Hard-working people everywhere
    20%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Diverse, hard-working people everywhere
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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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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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My future seems so much brighter since I transferred to UAB! My adviser has been so friendly and helpful! Opportunities are endless and the road to success is so much more clear. As an Education major I can appreciate the diversity in the classrooms and amongst the staff. Many people are intimidated by the college being located in a very urban fast-paced city, but UAB still has that southern at home feel! I have yet to come across a classmate who is unsatisfied with his/her experience. Everyone is pretty much guaranteed a career in their field upon graduation, thanks to the Career Dept. I value my education even more because of UAB and I thank God for an opportunity to labor aside young intelligent men and women!
More support for athletics! UAB is a great school if you are looking for a traditional campus setting placed in an urban environment. The city offers many opportunities for employment, night life, parks, and concerts. Birmingham is getting a brand new stadium downtown which will be home to the UAB Blazer football team. The city is always expanding and evolving, it is a great place to go to college.