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University of Alabama, Birmingham

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1969
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 11,284
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $337,246,637
Admissions Address

1530 Third Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35294

Website

http://www.uab.edu

Admissions E-mail

undergradadmit@uab.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Chenise Ryan
Admissions office telephone: (205) 934-8221
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
https://studentaffairs.sass.uab.edu/admissions/application/  
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 1 1
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 17 17


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 88%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 88%
Total applicants: 4,221
Total acceptances: 3,705
Total freshman enrollment: 1,531
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 1,674
Male acceptances: 1,489
Male freshman enrollment: 612
 
Female applicants: 2,547
Female acceptances: 2,216
Female freshman enrollment: 919
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 55%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 10%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: N/A
Combined: N/A


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 87%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 27
Math: 18 - 25
Composite: 21 - 26


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.0% 13.0% 5.0%
24-29 37.0% 37.0% 32.0%
18-23 56.0% 47.0% 47.0%
12-17 1.0% 3.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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