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University of Alabama at Birmingham Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Alabama at Birmingham Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Alabama at Birmingham was awarded 90 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAB as #400 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UAB held the #434 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UAB also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAB?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 92%, some consider UAB to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 1% 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 440 and 630. Math scores were between 550 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 440 to 630 )
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SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 550 to 740 )
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UAB received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 21 to 28 )
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University of Alabama at Birmingham Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University of Alabama at Birmingham, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alabama at Birmingham is 78%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  78 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from UAB have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at UAB

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,134 undergraduates at UAB with 9,677 being full-time and 3,457 being part-time.

UAB Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UAB is 77.80 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  77.80 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Alabama at Birmingham Cost?

The overall average net price of UAB is $17,005. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAB

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,550 $15,379 $17,892 $19,978 $20,110

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAB, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAB, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,004 a year. That adds up to $28,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAB is 5.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UAB Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UAB with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,200 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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Location of University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

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Location of 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
Website: https://www.uab.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uab.edu

University of Alabama at Birmingham Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Of these students, 2,613 received undergraduate degrees and 2,772 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 346 $54,700
General Biology 179 $25,900
General Psychology 176 $26,100
Business Administration & Management 162 $40,400
Teacher Education Subject Specific 113 $28,600
Health & Medical Administrative Services 113 $35,800
Communication & Media Studies 101 $26,300
Liberal Arts General Studies 99 $29,400
Public Health 99 NA
Accounting 95 $43,800

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Alabama at Birmingham along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAB

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 12,538 students took at least one online class at University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is an increase from the 11,409 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,538 5,603
2016-2017 11,409 4,917
2015-2016 10,301 4,428
2014-2015 12,371 3,712
2013-2014 8,290 3,680

Learn more about online learning at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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