Students Say

At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, professors and administrators “care about you.” “For many of the professors, it’s not just about a grade in a class that you are taking. Rather it’s an experience and preparation for any of our further endeavors.” The professors here are “experts in their fields,” they’re “accessible and exciting,” and “they’re down-to-earth enough to give students a real view of what it’s like to enter the world of academia.” Despite the fact that this is a large university, there are “small class sizes in even the 100-level classes,” and “many professors are available for help outside the classroom and care about teaching their subjects to the students.”

Overview

Applicants
5,710
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.59

GPA Breakdown

43%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
21 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, professors and administrators “care about you.” “For many of the professors, it’s not just about a grade in a class that you are taking. Rather it’s an experience and preparation for any of our further endeavors.” The professors here are “experts in their fields,” they’re “accessible and exciting,” and “they’re down-to-earth enough to give students a real view of what it’s like to enter the world of academia.” Despite the fact that this is a large university, there are “small class sizes in even the 100-level classes,” and “many professors are available for help outside the classroom and care about teaching their subjects to the students.” Of particular note, students say professors in the science departments “are great. They do a great job with interactive learning, and they really put forth every effort to make sure that those who want help get it.” Academically, students feel that the workload is rigorous, but “certainly worth the challenge.” As one student notes, a graduate tends to feel like “a better person for having experienced the challenge of UAB as well as the diversity.” With an annual student forum, “the faculty and administration are very close with students and actively look to pursuing perfection and improving the collegiate experience.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
948
with Terminal Degree
807

495
Men
453
Women
205
Minority
14
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
55%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Regina M. Benjamin, M.D.
Surgeon General of the United States

Ray L. Watts, M.D.
7th President, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eli Capilouto, D.M.D, Sc.D.
President of the University of Kentucky

Bil Roper, M.D.
CEO of the University of North Carolina Health Care System

Lawrence J. DeLucas, O.D.
Former Astronaut, Chief Scientist International Space Station for NASA

Graeme MacDowell
Professional Golfer, 2010 U.S. Open Winner

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
68
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,776

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,602

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,161

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,164

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,280
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,220
Required Fees
$0
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,486

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

"Everyone is so diverse that there is literally something for everyone to get involved in." With more than 250 campus organizations, students say "you literally have to choose to not become involved." Many students love "how no one looks down on anyone," and how "everyone is so down-to-earth!" Most feel that they all come "from modest households." Regarding potential changes that could be made, "the meal plan situation could use some serious help." At UAB students feel, "it is easy to find a place where you fit in." Although the student body will insist that "there is no typical student!" In general, students are "hardworking and serious," while doing their best to always "enjoy weekend fun with friends."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,679
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
53

Demographics

58% female
42% male
73% are full time
27% are part time

Overview

Students Say

"Campus life is vibrant and exciting," boasts the student body. With UAB being "in the city of Birmingham, right outside of the school is something for everyone. There are malls, many restaurants, museums, and live music." UAB "strongly encourages their students to get involved on campus in some shape or form," presenting the student body with such opportunities as "the widely used Campus Recreation Center where students can take free U-Fit Classes (kickboxing, krunk/hip-hop class, yoga, spin, etc.), swim in the wave pool, climb the rock wall, or play intramurals (flag football, dodgeball, soccer, volleyball, slow pitch softball, etc.)." In addition, the surrounding city of Birmingham offers many venues for arts and entertainment; "students can dine or shop at the many malls located throughout the city. There are also many museums, art shows, concerts, dance clubs, [and] movie theaters to choose from." Students say that the list of attractions in Birmingham "goes on and on." "Students have the problem of having to narrow down their oppor­ tunities, rather than having to find something to do." Students "love the size of the school," finding it "like a small town in a big city." The impression is that "the campus is large enough that [you] meet and see new faces daily, but small enough to where [you] have personal relationships with teachers and the administration." Additionally, "there is a genuine interest among students in learning about the other cultures and religions represented on campus and in other cultures around the world."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
21%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
91
First-Year Students living on campus
68%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
88

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
250
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations

4% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Blazers)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Blazers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Gay/Straight Student Alliance; http://www.uab.edu/alliance/index.html

Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union, NAACP, Latin American Student Assn, Native American Cultural Studies Assn., Black Student Awareness Committee uab.orgsync.com

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Samford University

Sustainability

Green Rating
69

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Email
chooseuab@uab.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Commons Dining Hall
Blazer Hall
Heritage Hall
Sterne Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Five Points South
Birmingham Museum of Art
Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan
Galleria

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, some Saturdays


Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30 am, 2:00 pm
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
No more than four in a calendar month

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free on-campus bus service. City also has bus service available. Birmingham is also available via Amtrak Southern Crescent, and is serviced by the Birmingham International Airport.

Local Accommodations
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Key Stats

5,710
Applicants
11,679
Size
86%
Acceptance Rate

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