University of Alabama—Birmingham
USINFO | 2014-01-06 18:10

University of Alabama--Birmingham is a public institution that was founded in 1969. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,291, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 323 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Alabama--Birmingham's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 152. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,904 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,394 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) covers 88 blocks in the heart of Alabama's largest city, allowing its diverse student body to enjoy a rich campus life while taking advantage of enormous opportunities for internships and resume-building work experience. UAB's campus includes 10 schools, a large graduate school and a renowned medical center. As early as their freshman year, undergraduates can get hands-on experience in UAB's nationally ranked and highly interdisciplinary research programs including a new Science and Technology Honors Program. Their professors are the inventors, artists and scientists breaking new ground in their chosen fields. Recent student success stories include Rhodes, Fulbright, Truman and Marshall scholars. UAB - knowledge that will change your world.

General Information
School type public, coed college
Year founded 1969
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $366,669,135

When applying to University of Alabama--Birmingham, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Alabama--Birmingham is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.4 percent.
Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 73.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

Academic Life
The student-faculty ratio at University of Alabama--Birmingham is 18:1, and the school has 38 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Alabama--Birmingham include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 25%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 22%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Psychology 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Education 7%

Student Life
University of Alabama--Birmingham has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,291, with a gender distribution of 42.4 percent male students and 57.6 percent female students. At this school, 20.9 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 79.1 percent of students live off campus. University of Alabama--Birmingham is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 17,999
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

Campus Info & Services
University of Alabama--Birmingham offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Alabama--Birmingham also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Alabama--Birmingham, 47 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Alabama--Birmingham.

Students who have cars on campus 47%
Health insurance offered Yes

Paying for School
At University of Alabama--Birmingham, 59.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,656.
In-state tuition and fees $8,904 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,394 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,580 (2013-14)
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