The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of three universities in the University of Alabama System that is located in Birmingham, Alabama. It offers 7 undergraduate and 16 graduate Pathway programs in areas of arts and sciences, business, computer and information science, engineering, general studies, public health and health professions, and education.

  • Average Tuition USD 23,460
  • Acceptance Rate 63%
  • Students 18,698
  • International Students 3.7%
  • Total Cost USD 23,000
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 18:1

School Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham was founded in 1859 and today enrolls nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 12 colleges and schools through which it offers 51 baccalaureate degree and 51 master's degree programs in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, health professions, medicine, nursing, and optometry. University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus spans 100 city blocks and is just a few steps away from the city's top attractions and famous dining options.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham requires international students to take the SAT, TOEFL, and earn a 3.0-4.0 GPA before being admitted to its degree programs. If you are a student who does not meet these criteria, apply to an INTO UAB Pathway program that will prepare you for academic life in the US and boost your English proficiency while earning university credit hours toward your degree program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Pathway Programs

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    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

    Business Administration

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 23,460 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    USD 23,460 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA


    USD 23,460 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Public Health

    USD 23,460 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    USD 23,460 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 60
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50


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    Established in 1859


    The University of Alabama at Birmingham consistently ranks among the nation's most diverse universities according to The Princeton Review.


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          • 2002-2006, Bachelor's degree

            Business School

            I am very happy with my decision to graduate from UAB. The urban location helped me attain real world experience while attending full time. The class sizes and level of faculty expertise were all perfect as well.

          • 1995-2000, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

            Superb education and amazing instructors.

            U.A.B. provides a sense of focus for a person's educational goals. My instructors were not only very well versed in their areas of expertise, but they were also serious about teaching. My experience at U.A.B. could not have been better.

          • 2010-2011, Masters

            UAB - A PLACE FOR GROWTH!

            I have probably attended UAB for more years than many students (other than the doctors!) as I began in nursing and ended up with an accounting degree many years later. While UAB may not be the same traditional college environment as UA, I actually moved from Tuscaloosa to attend UAB because of their top notch medical program. By the time I decided to go into accounting, I was already in Birmingham and loved both the city and the school. I am still very connected to many of my professors and met a lot of my current business connections in the classes there. Class sizes were perfect in that I never felt like a lost face in a crowd and professors were always willing to help when it was needed. I ended up with my CPA, passing on the first try due to the foundation laid by the staff at UAB and finished up my masters degree there as well. Can't even say enough good things about this school!!