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University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Overall Rating
B Good
Main Address
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
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Contact Info
Contact & Location
Phone Number
(205) 934-4011
Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, AL 35294-0110
Midsized City
Key Info, Costs & Aid
Acceptance Rate (2020)
Completion Rate (2020)
Student Body
Total Enrollments (2020) 22,563
Women 63%
Men 37%
Total Enrollments (2020) 22,563
White 57%
Black or African American 21%
Asian 6%
International (Non-Citizen) 5%
Hispanic or Latino 5%
Multiracial 4%
Unknown 2%
Native American 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
In State Tuition (2020)
Out of State Tuition (2020)
On Campus Room & Board

* These statistics utilize the most recently released data from IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)

Degree Overview
Total Awards (2020) 6,060
Bachelor's 46%
Master's 38%
Doctoral 11%
Certificate 5%
Total Awards (2020) 6,060
Healthcare 40%
Business 14%
Education and Liberal Arts 13%
Engineering 9%
Human and Social Sciences 9%
Mathematics and Science 8%
Computer Technology 4%
Legal and Law 2%
Art and Design 1%
Trades and Careers 0%
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Sources for school statistics and data include U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

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Online Programs
Business Administration And Management, General
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science And Allied Professions, Other
Corrections And Criminal Justice, Other
Curriculum And Instruction
Early Childhood Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, And Measurement
Elementary Education And Teaching
Engineering, General
Finance, General
Health And Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Patient Safety And Healthcare Quality
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Reading Teacher Education
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology, General
Special Education And Teaching, General
Systems Science And Theory
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/Esl Language Instructor
Accredited By
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Specialized Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Advanced Education in General Dentistry 12 Months)
  • Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (General Practice Residency 12 Months)
  • Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics) ((Maxillofacial Prosthetics))
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium)
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
  • (CPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE programs (University of Alabama Hospital)
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
  • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
  • English Language (Academic English Program)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
  • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree (School of Medicine)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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4.35 Based on 5 Reviews
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4.2 Based on 5 Reviews
A- Excellent

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4.8 Based on 2 Reviews
A+ Excellent


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4.6 Based on 1 Reviews
A Excellent

Activities and Groups

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3.8 Based on 1 Reviews
A- Excellent

Questions & Answers
Who are the notable alumni?
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The University of Alabama Birmingham has an impressive and diverse list of alumni. Professional golfer Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland won the 2010 U.S. Open after his time on the UAB golf team, where he won the Haskins Award as the top collegiate golfer. Biochemist Lawrence DeLucas was an astronaut on the STS-50 Space Shuttle mission. And Dr. Deidre Downs won the Miss America crown in 2005, attending the UAB School of Medicine after her term as Miss America ended.

What is the campus setting like?
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The UAB campus occupies an urban setting near downtown Birmingham, occupying several dozen blocks in the Southside neighborhood. Despite being a downtown campus, UAB doesn’t feel like a campus fighting for space. The campus has a well-defined layout devoted to medical education, general areas of study, and the athletic teams, all focused around Campus Green, a central-campus park with walking paths and, obviously, green spaces. The development of Campus Green in the early 2000s was a key component for turning UAB from a commuter school into a campus with a traditional residential students and housing.

What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
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The eLearning program at Alabama-Birmingham offers a mix of fully online degrees as well as blended degree options for those seeking a degree while continuing their current work. Numerous educational options are available, including graduate and undergrad degrees, as well as professional and academic certificates. You'll find specific degree options in areas of study such as Health Information Management or Business Accounting, for example. The university offers a web-based tech support area just for its eLearning students, helping them find the tech resources and apps required to have success in the online classes.

What are the athletic highlights?
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UAB has been a Division I NCAA member since the late 1970s, and the Blazers men's basketball program reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament in just its fourth season of play in 1982. UAB's athletic program continues to have its strength in men's basketball, having upset #1 seeded Kentucky in the 2004 NCAA Tournament and having reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 with an upset of #3 seed Iowa State. The Blazers football program was scheduled to be dropped because of a lack of funds, but program boosters saved football with a financial commitment, and the program will return to FBS-level football in 2017.

What are the school's academic highlights?
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The U.S. News & World Report's Top 10 list for the best graduate schools in the United States features several of UAB's graduate programs. This includes the School of Health Professions master's degree programs in healthcare management and health systems administration. UAB’s graduate adult nurse practitioner program, AIDS program, and primary care program are also ranked in as Top 10 health education programs.