University of Alabama at Birmingham.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public research university in Birmingham, Alabama. Developed from an academic extension center established in 1936, the institution became a four-year campus in 1966 and a fully autonomous university in the University of Alabama System in 1969. UAB offers 140 programs of study in 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in the social and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts, business, education, engineering, and health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and public health. In the fall of 2019, 22,080 students from more than 110 countries were enrolled.The UAB Health System, one of the largest academic medical centers in the United States, is affiliated with the university. UAB Hospital sponsors residency programs in medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. UAB is the state's largest single employer, with more than 23,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the university and in the health system. An estimated 10 percent of the jobs in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area and 1 in 31 jobs in the state of Alabama are directly or indirectly related to UAB. The university's overall annual economic impact was estimated to be $7.15 billion in 2017.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 12,866 students
  • 0.76 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Biology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Management Information Systems.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

6,936 students out of 7,555 applicants were accepted into University of Alabama at Birmingham. They had an average SAT score of 1195. 1% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 94% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at University of Alabama at Birmingham was $19,032, while for in-state students it was $8,328. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $30,206.

The average financial aid at University of Alabama at Birmingham is $6,594. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $12,438 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

61% of undergraduate students at University of Alabama at Birmingham received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Alabama at Birmingham was of $11,682 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017