University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public, Four-years School Located in Birmingham, AL

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How much is the UAB tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, UAB's tuition & fees is $8,832 for Alabama residents and $21,864 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,909 for Alabama residents and $41,941 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

UAB Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$8,832
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,864
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$13,120
On-campus Expenses$5,757
Off-campus Room & Board$14,330
Off-campus Expenses$6,007
2023-2024 Estimates
Alabama Residents Tuition & Fees$9,104
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$23,433

How Much Does it Cost to Go to UAB for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $94,341 at UAB. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $181,203. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $138,533.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$22,532$42,481$32,290
Sophomore (2024-25)$23,220$44,303$33,801
Junior (2025-26)$23,929$46,211$35,387
Senior (2026-27)$24,660$48,208$37,054
4 Years Total$94,341$181,203$138,533
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$23,220$44,303$33,801
Sophomore (2025-26)$23,929$46,211$35,387
Junior (2026-27)$24,660$48,208$37,054
Senior (2027-28)$25,413$50,299$38,804
4 Years Total$97,222$189,020$145,047
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$23,929$46,211$35,387
Sophomore (2026-27)$24,660$48,208$37,054
Junior (2027-28)$25,413$50,299$38,804
Senior (2028-29)$26,189$52,489$40,644
4 Years Total$100,192$197,206$151,890
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$24,660$48,208$37,054
Sophomore (2027-28)$25,413$50,299$38,804
Junior (2028-29)$26,189$52,489$40,644
Senior (2029-30)$26,989$54,783$42,576
4 Years Total$103,252$205,779$159,078
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$25,413$50,299$38,804
Sophomore (2028-29)$26,189$52,489$40,644
Junior (2029-30)$26,989$54,783$42,576
Senior (2030-31)$27,814$57,187$44,607
4 Years Total$106,406$214,759$166,632

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, UAB' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Alabama, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $14,073.
University of Alabama at Birmingham$8,832$21,864
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Alabama Four-years Colleges$15,034
Public Schools$7,408$14,073
Private Schools$15,848

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between UAB and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, AL$8,832$21,864
Auburn UniversityAuburn, AL$12,536$33,944
University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsville, AL$11,770$24,662
The University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL$11,900$33,200

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Alabama at Birmingham, 10,058 students (74%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,889.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at UAB is $32,052 for students living on-campus and $33,512 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 2,268 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,142 and the average amount of student loans is $6,382.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Alabama ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$28,909$41,941
COA (off-campus)$30,369$43,401
Tuition & Fees$8,832$21,864
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,077$20,077
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$21,537$21,537
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,020$32,052
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,480$33,512
Average Financial Aid$9,889$9,889
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship10,05874%$9,889
Pell Grants4,48233%$5,927
Federal Student Loan5,59841%$6,966
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid2,26896%-
Grants or Scholarships2,19093%$11,142
Federal Grants90738%$6,173
Pell Grants90438%$5,911
Other Federal Grants2049%$1,250
State/Local Grants1054%$943
Institutional Grants1,95983%$9,548
Student Loan Aid1,15849%$6,382
Federal Student Loans1,13848%$5,142
Other Student Loans1155%$13,374
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,2641,200$9,502
110,001 or more254218$6,915

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

UAB's acceptance rate is 88.54%. A total of 11,906 applicants applied to and 10,541 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 2,415 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 22.91%.
To apply to UAB, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate88.54%84.59%90.64%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.91%23.85%22.44%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither Required Nor Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to UAB. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,281 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 27.
Its SAT score is higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,2811,1731,388
National Average1,168
Alabama Average1,119
SAT EBRW637593680
SAT Math644580708
ACT Composite272330
National Average24
Alabama Average22
ACT Math252128
ACT English282333

Student Population

University of Alabama at Birmingham has a total of 21,639 students including 13,032 undergraduate and 8,607 graduate students. By gender, there are 8,111 male students and 14,178 female students attending UAB. The school offers online degree programs and 5,984 students enrolled online exclusively (27.65% of all students).
Total22,289 8,11114,178
Undergraduate13,547 5,1298,418
Graduate8,742 2,9825,760

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
AddressAdministration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, AL
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered196 Programs
Online Program Offered16 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered106 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate86.68%
Student Population21,639
Graduation Rate64%
Transfer-out Rate15%
Retention Rate82% (Full-time), 54% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate18 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2,544 (Full-time), 414 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs8,496 (Full-time), 1,597 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$104,003
Average Staff Salary$64,558