University of Alabama at Birmingham

Overview


Acceptance Rate
92%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
970 - 1300
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
21 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$19,032
Average Salary in 10 Years
$48,400

Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham is located in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a large public school part of the The University of Alabama System system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 13,134 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective as the acceptance rate is 91.8%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Psychology, Education, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $39,400.

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About


🗺 Administration, Building Suite 1070
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
State Alabama
Mission UAB's mission is to be a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state and beyond.
🌐www.uab.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into University of Alabama at Birmingham?
SAT Score Range
970 - 1300
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
21 - 28
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
1135
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
25
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
1%
Students Submitting ACTs
94%

Admissions


University of Alabama at Birmingham has around 7,555 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 33% decide to enroll at University of Alabama at Birmingham. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 7,555 applicants 36% are men and 64% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 177 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 57 men.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's acceptance rate is 91.8%. The acceptance rate for men is 91.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 92.2%.

Applicants


Who applies to University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Number of Applicants
7,555
Number of Applicants per Spot
3
per spot
Male Applicants
36%
Female Applicants
64%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham Acceptance Rate
91.8%
Getting in
Less Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
91.1%
Female Acceptance Rate
92.2%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to University of Alabama at Birmingham?
University of Alabama at Birmingham Admissions Yield
33%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Alabama at Birmingham
Male Admissions Yield
35%
Female Admissions Yield
32%

Application


Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements Recommendations not required

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
53%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
45%
Women Graduation Rate
59%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$16,475
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$19,032
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$30,714
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$20,010
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$21,833

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$232
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Alabama at Birmingham would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
51%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
52%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Alabama at Birmingham you can visit www.uab.edu/students/paying-for-college.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $30,714
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $20,010
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from University of Alabama at Birmingham?

University of Alabama at Birmingham students, on average, make $48,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
5.3%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Median Earnings of Students from University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Male Students: Average Earnings from University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Female Students: Average Earnings from University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.6x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of Alabama at Birmingham. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
19
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$133,824
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
63%
Undergrads
13,134
Total Students
20,902
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
26%
Students over 25
24%
Student Median Household Income
$55,735
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
59%
of undergraduates
Men
41%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

University of Alabama at Birmingham has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

International Students
3%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at University of Alabama at Birmingham study?
University of Alabama at Birmingham Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Alabama at Birmingham are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Psychology
  4. Education
  5. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Approximately 68% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
84%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
44%
Students Who Transfer Out of University of Alabama at Birmingham
28%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a retention rate of 84% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
1,555
12% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

University of Alabama at Birmingham has around 1,555 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 12% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Alabama at Birmingham as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Alabama


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Alabama tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 34% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 62% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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