University of Alabama at Birmingham


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alabama


UAB, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the largest employer in Alabama. The university has numerous strengths, particularly in the health sciences. High achieving students should check out UAB's University Honors Program with its opportunities for travel and independent study. Even more prestigious is the Science and Technology Honors Program which allows students to attend symposia and conduct individual research with faculty members. In athletics, the UAB Blazers compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, History, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 16149
Total Grad Students: 5121
Undergraduate Students: 11028
Faculty: 2048

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 39%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

HUC 260 1530 3rd Ave S
Birmingham Alabama 35294


Main Email:

Main Phone: 205-934-8221

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Jessica Griffin
Transfer Center Coordinator

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Monica Cantwell
International Recruitment & Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 cumulative GPA from all transferable credit hours.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
2.0 cumulative transfer GPA. UAB's transfer requirements can be seen here:

Credits (Min/Max):
24 credit hours are needed to be a regular transfer students. A student may transfer with less than 24 credit hours but that student will also have to meet our incoming freshman requirements:

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are not required unless you have less than 24 transferable credit hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
None required unless applying to specific honors programs.

Essay(s) required:
None required unless applying to specific honors programs.

Application Fee:
$30 for online application. Online application can be found at $35 for paper application.

Other Requirements:
Please view the following link for all transfer admission requirements:

Fall Deadline:
May 1st before fall term

Spring Deadline:
November 1st before spring term

Summer Deadline:
April 15th before summer term

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 28
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 630
Math 500 640

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 72%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -72%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 4175

Room and Board: 9714

Tuition and Fees: 14256

Total Cost: 29145

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6264

Total Cost – In-State: 21153

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: $3,000* Transfer Excellence Scholarship: $1,500* Transfer Scholarship of Distinction: $1,000* *Please visit to find out more about eligibility for transfer scholarships from UAB.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5727

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 73%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 50%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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