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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Overview

Established in 1969, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Birmingham (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Alabama. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 55-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UAB also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot

Control

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Control Typepublic

Entity

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Entity Typenon-profit

Size

University of Alabama at Birmingham' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized

Selectivity

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Name
Acronym UAB
Founded 1969
Colours Green, white and gold
Mascot Blazer
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University Location

Address 1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham
35294-0110 Alabama
United States
University of Alabama at Birmingham's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Alabama at Birmingham Phone Number +1 (205) 934 4011
University of Alabama at Birmingham Fax Number +1

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels

Introduction

What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.


Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Alabama at Birmingham's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Alabama at Birmingham's academic range and degree level offering.




Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees

Introduction

Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.


Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Alabama at Birmingham's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
International
students
20,000-24,999 US$
(18,225-22,780 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admissions

Introduction

Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.


Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Alabama at Birmingham's admission information.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Alabama at Birmingham a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.


Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Alabama at Birmingham's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.


Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is required
  • Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is neither required nor recommended
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES


University of Alabama at Birmingham's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Admission Office Admission Office

260 HUC, 1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham 35294-1150
(205) 934 8221
800 421 8743

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Size and Profile

Introduction

University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.


Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Alabama at Birmingham.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Alabama at Birmingham has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 3,000-3,499 academic employees (Faculty).


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Control Type Control Type

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a public higher education institution.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Alabama at Birmingham is a non-profit higher education institution.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.


Religious Affiliation

University of Alabama at Birmingham does not have any religious affiliation.


Carnegie Classification

Introduction

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...


The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official University of Alabama at Birmingham's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school

Facilities and Services

Introduction

What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.


University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Alabama at Birmingham's main facilities:


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University of Alabama at Birmingham's Library

University of Alabama at Birmingham's library has 1 branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 909,616 physical volumes, 33,849 physical media, 7,090 digital/electronic media and 528 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 77 full-time employees, including 31 librarians. University of Alabama at Birmingham's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the University of Alabama at Birmingham provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,480 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.


University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Alabama at Birmingham's main services:


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.


Recognition and Accreditation

Introduction

There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.


University of Alabama at Birmingham's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Alabama at Birmingham is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation

1970


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Alabama at Birmingham's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Accreditation Commission
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education, Board of Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration, Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation


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Memberships and Affiliations

Introduction

University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.


Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Alabama at Birmingham's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • University of Alabama System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Introduction

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.


Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


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Social Media

Introduction

Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.


Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Alabama at Birmingham's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.


Facebook Facebook

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Facebook page University of Alabama at Birmingham's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Alabama at Birmingham's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Alabama at Birmingham's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Alabama at Birmingham's YouTube channel University of Alabama at Birmingham's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Alabama at Birmingham's Instagram page University of Alabama at Birmingham's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Alabama at Birmingham's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok

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Free Online Courses

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