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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 12,369
   Women 7,310 (59.1%)
   Men 5,059 (40.9%)
Graduate Students 7,166
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 89% of 5,838 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.65 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,764
Out-of-state: $38,668
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,708
Out-of-state: $22,612
  Room and Board $9,970
Average Percent of Need Met 56%
Average Freshman Award $9,923
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 865
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes
Birmingham Population 212,413
Nearest Metropolitan Area Birmingham
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 68% of freshmen, 21% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 10.2% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.1% Asian
26.7% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
58.9% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students 1.7% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 30.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported