University of Alabama at Birmingham

Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL 35294-0110

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,646
Student Age% Under 2557%
 % 25 and Over43%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time69%
 % Part-time31%
Race/Ethnicity% White64.0%
 % Black20.9%
 % Asian4.5%
 % Latino1.7%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown4.1%
 % International student4%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted82%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled41%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Neither required nor recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT95%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800680 / 800
 SAT Math510 / 800690 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$30
 Graduate Application Fee$45
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,806
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,198
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid81%
 % Undergraduates with Loans45%
 % Undergraduates with Grants69%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,470
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,470
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,050
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,050
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,050

Neighborhood Data for the Birmingham Area

Median Age36
Median Household Income$31,898
Total Population214,348
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total46.4% 53.6%
 Age 0-948.7%51.3%
 Age 10-1751.9%48.1%
 Age 18-2447.0%53.0%
 Age 25-2945.7%54.3%
 Age 30-3948.4%51.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White23.2%
 % Black73.8%
 % Asian0.9%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,470
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,470
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$499
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.5%33.5%14.4%
 $500 to $74947.8%44.8%0.0%
 $750 to $9998.9%17.5%28.3%
 Over $10000.8%4.2%14.3%
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