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University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$30,291 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
89% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Alabama at Birmingham?


Contact details for UAB are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Phone: 205-934-4011

How Do I Get Into UAB?

You can apply to UAB online at:

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 Considered but not required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAB?

89% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
Since UAB has an acceptance rate of 89%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 593 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 708.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 593 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 580 to 708 )
UAB received ACT scores from 65% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 33. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 30.

ACT English Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 23 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 23 to 30 )

Can I Afford University of Alabama at Birmingham?

$30,291 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
1.2% 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UAB, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,718 a year. That adds up to $26,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAB is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,401 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,547 undergraduate students at UAB, with 10,401 being full-time and 3,146 being part-time.


There are also 8,742 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,401 full-time undergraduates at UAB, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 917
Black or African American 2,487
Hispanic or Latino 709
White 5,367
International Students 297
Other Races/Ethnicities 624

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

6,460 Took All Classes Online
14,662 Took At Least One Class Online
9.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 14,662 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.


This school is the 5th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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 #979 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAB regardless of major.

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%.


*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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