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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a doctoral, public research university covering 83 blocks in the heart of Alabama’s largest city Birmingham, Alabama, USA. In the 2011 US News & World Report listing of Top United States Universities and Colleges, UAB was elevated from a Tier 2 University to a Tier 1, National University representing the top 25% of all Universities and Colleges in the country.

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education also classifies UAB as an institution of RU/VH or “Very High Research Activity.” UAB is the only University in the state of Alabama with the RU/VH rating and one of the 96 universities in the nation with the highest designation.   UAB is a vital economic engine of the state of Alabama with an estimated $3 Billion annual impact. UAB is currently the state’s largest employer with more than 18,000 faculty and staff and over 53,000 jobs at the university and in the health system. Almost 10% of the jobs in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area are related to UAB.

UAB offers over 140 nationally and regionally accredited programs of study through 12 academic divisions leading to bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in various fields, including social and behavioral sciences, liberal arts, business, education, engineering, health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry and nursing and public health. The school is highly renowned for its medical research and natural sciences programs. UAB ranks among Top-20 nationally in federal research and development funding and 1st in the state of Alabama, receiving more funding than all other Alabama universities combined. UAB received over $416 million in external grants and contracts in fiscal 2007-2008.  As of 2009, UAB is 4th in the Southeast for NIH research funding behind only Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University.  UAB Hospital also sponsors residency programs in various medical specialties, including internal medicine, neurology, surgery, radiology, and anesthesiology. UAB Hospital is the only Level I trauma center in Alabama verified by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Program.  The other two Level I trauma centers in Alabama (Children’s Hospital of Alabama and Huntsville Hospital) are not ACS verified.

In the Fall of 2010, UAB enrolled a school record 18,703 students from over 110 countries.  The school’s president is Dr. Carol Z. Garrison.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings in 2010

University of Alabama at Birmingham Rankings in 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees shown are based on fall 2010 rates and a course load of 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring). Since tuition and fees are billed per semester hour, the actual costs may vary. Financial assistance awards are based on a more inclusive budget taking into consideration living arrangements (on or off campus) and personal and transportation expenses.

To find out how and when to pay tuition and fees, click “Tuition Payment Options” in the related links sidebar.

Fall 2010 First-Year Freshmen Estimated

First-Year Freshman In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees* $5,806 $13,198
Books and Supplies*** $1000 $1000
Meal Plan $450 – $3,810 $450 – $3,810
Total $7,256 – $10,616 $14,648 – $18,008
Residence Hall (Blazer/Camp Hall) $5,000 $5,000
Grand Total $12,256 – $15,616 $19,648 – $23,008

All Other Students (estimated)

Student In-State Out-of State
Tuition and Fees* $5,806 $13,198
Books and Supplies*** $1000 $1000
Meal Plan $450 – $3,810 $450 – $3,810
Total $7,256 – $10,616 $14,648 – $18,008
Residence Hall** $4,000 – $8,000 $4,000 – $8,000
Grand Total $11,256 – $18,616 $18,648 – $26,008

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