UAB

University of Alabama - Birmingham

1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, United States
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  • Total Documents
    631
  • Class Notes
    91
  • Textbook Notes
    233
  • Study Guides
    307
  • Currently Enrolled
    64
  • Previously Enrolled
    154

Overview of University of Alabama - Birmingham (UAB)

About this school

U Alabama at Birmingham, founded in 1969, is a public university and medical center complex. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health-Related Professions, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Nursing, Optometry, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health. The 265-acre campus is located six blocks from downtown Birmingham.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,134
    • Men:5,325 (40.5%)
    • Women:7,809 (59.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (UAB)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Alabama at Birmingham is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1720 2nd Avenue South
City, State, Zip
Birmingham, AL  35294
Phone
(205) 934-8221
Fax
(205) 975-7114
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 7,555 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 4,826 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 2,729 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,292 (47%) of 6,936 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,978 (44%) of 4,449 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,314 (53%) of 2,487 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.66
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |21-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
41%
• Score 18 - 23
41%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UAB)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,635|Out-of-state: $24,015
  • Room & Board: - $11,682 (65.74741107609185%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (6.753714542998649%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,886 (27.498874380909502%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Alabama at Birmingham accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001052
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,904 (85.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,444 (75.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,426 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
236 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$10,049
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 844 (59.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,262
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,007 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,592
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,052 (73.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
594 (26.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,399

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,091 (73.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,880 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,790 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
625 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$10,787
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,852 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,250
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,401 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,849
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,629 (45.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,996 (20.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,651

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,872
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Parents of Current Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Twins, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UAB)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


880

Part-Time Faculty


95

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


78%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,295,831

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Alabama at Birmingham provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors (UAB)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering, biology, computer science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Basic Medical Science, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Forensic Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Materials Engineering, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Health Administration

Master's Programs of Study (71)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Health Services Research
  • History
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Information Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Safety Engineering
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Toxicology
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life (UAB)

Location & Geography

Population


212,413

Nearest Metropolitan Area


323 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Birmingham

Weather


Temperature
31.3 average low in January, 87.4 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham
Nearest Bus Station
Birmingham
Nearest Train Station
Birmingham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


78%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Alabama at Birmingham offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, campus ministries, service-oriented groups, sports-affiliated groups

Sororities


10.2% of women participate

Fraternities


8% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,677

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,134
Women
7,809
Men
5,325

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.0% Asian
  • 26.4% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 59.0% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 50 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


7,768

Student Resources (UAB)

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