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University of Alabama at Birmingham

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Birmingham, AL

$8,568

Avg in-state tuition

$20,400

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Alabama at Birmingham

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Birmingham, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,547, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 89%. The university offers 53 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 62%, and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,568, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $20,400.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

89% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

84% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

62% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1173-1388

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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22k

Students enrolled

66%

Online student enrollment

19:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

55%

Black

21%

Asian

7%

Hispanic

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

5%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

34% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

41

Total Online Enrollment

14,662

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

79% On-campus

21% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 18% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 21% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 25% online

Master's Check Bold 29% online

Doctorate Check Bold 5% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $8,568 $20,400
Graduate $8,100 $19,188

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $12,307
On-campus other expenses $5,555
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,307
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,555
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,555

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $27,630 $39,462
Off-campus without family $27,630 $39,462
Off-campus with family $15,323 $27,155

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

34%

State Grant Aid

1%

Institution Grant Aid

86%

Pell Grant

34%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,915
State Grant Aid $1,254
Institution Grant Aid $9,520
Pell Grant Aid $5,702

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$39k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Bowling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined
  • Baseball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.