University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Alabama at Birmingham, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Alabama at Birmingham Ranked?

2022 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 250 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is immunology.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UAB is ranked #668 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 48 colleges in Alabama, UAB is ranked at #4.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAB?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 92%, UAB has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

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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800

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama at Birmingham  ( 550 to 740 )
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800
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

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Alabama at Birmingham, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 83%. 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  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At UAB this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100
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University of Alabama at Birmingham Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,836 undergraduates at UAB with 10,315 being full-time and 3,521 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Alabama at Birmingham Cost?

The overall average net price of UAB is $16,953. 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 +
$14,554 $15,526 $18,197 $19,455 $19,451

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 6.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UAB Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UAB make around $41,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.

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Location of University of Alabama at Birmingham

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public institution. The location of UAB is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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 75 majors graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Of these students, 2,698 received undergraduate degrees and 2,897 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 389 $54,700
General Psychology 203 $26,100
General Biology 202 $25,900
Business Administration & Management 148 $40,400
Health & Medical Administrative Services 142 $35,800
Teacher Education Subject Specific 121 $28,600
Accounting 113 $43,800
Liberal Arts General Studies 109 $29,400
Public Health 103 NA
Criminal Justice & Corrections 91 $30,600

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 13,001 students took at least one online class at University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is an increase from the 12,538 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 13,001 5,736
2017-2018 12,538 5,603
2016-2017 11,409 4,917
2015-2016 10,301 4,428
2013-2014 8,290 3,680

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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