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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
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  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, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 53% of students, Alabama - Birmingham alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
About University of Alabama - Birmingham...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294
Website
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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,280/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,707/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,890/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,830/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,666/ year
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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.133 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,677Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Studious and diverse
    57%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Very Diverse
    13%
  • Liberal
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.157 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.198 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 102 responses
Report
  • Mostly medical, diverse people
    32%
  • Mostly Medical
    26%
  • Hard-working people everywhere
    22%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Diverse, hard-working people everywhere
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.91 responses
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I love UAB! The professors are generally really good, but the classes are academically challenging. There are lots of research opportunities. If you're going into a career in the medical field then this is the university for you. The student population is incredibly diverse, and I would consider UAB one of the most open-minded universities in Alabama. Also there's a lot happening in Birmingham! There are concerts, festivals, farmer's markets, etc.
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I love UAB because you get to experience a world that is extremely diverse! While it is so different in many ways, you are able to bring your own uniqueness to UAB and become apart of their family. They encourage and accept all types of individuals in order to not only support the students attending the school, but support the future of the world. With UAB being able to accept and welcome such a diverse group of individuals it only benefits them more and continues to grow their success, because they learn from each other and grow with each other, making their goal to better society as one family.
Well I was a transfer student from Coastal Alabama. I’ve been wanted to attend UAB since high school, but my ACT scores were not acceptable. So I decided to go to a community college, at first, then transfer. Well two years later, I was accepted in Fall 2017. I love the diversity at UAB. The teachers are very helpful and friendly. The students are very fun to hang out with. There’s always something to do at UAB whether it’s a basketball, football, soccer game or maybe go for a swim in our indoor lazy river! But overall, my experience at UAB is excellent!