University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

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University of Alabama at Birmingham can be found in Birmingham, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UAB has approximately twenty three thousand students enrolled annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1090 (25th percentile) to 1365 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UAB average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.57. UAB has an acceptance rate of around 74 percent with 38 percent of applicants choosing to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UAB acceptance rate 2021 will be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UAB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Alabama at Birmingham was reported as 73.7% in Fall 2020 with over 8,300 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UAB ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • UAB Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Alabama at Birmingham?

Applicant Selectivity: High

UAB has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Alabama at Birmingham has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.1%
  • 2017-2018: 91.8%
  • 2018-2019: 92.1%
  • 2019-2020: 73.7%
  • Projected UAB Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 74.7%

How Does UAB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UAB is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Alabama82.7%
University of West Georgia59.5%
Auburn University80.7%
Mississippi State University53.9%
Troy University87.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UAB (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 680
Math530 - 685
Total Score1090 - 1365
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 32
Math20 - 27
Composite Score22 - 29
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