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 an enrollment of over eighteen thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1040 (25th percentile) to 1290 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 28 (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 - 3.52. UAB has an acceptance rate of around 87 percent with 36 percent of applicants choosing to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UAB acceptance rate 2015 will be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UAB Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Alabama at Birmingham was reported as 86.7% in Fall 2013 with over 5,690 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 - 28
  • UAB Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into UAB, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Alabama at Birmingham has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.6%
  • 2010-2011: 82.4%
  • 2011-2012: 72.2%
  • 2012-2013: 72.2%
  • 2013-2014: 86.7%
  • Projected UAB Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.6%

How Does UAB Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UAB is fifty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jacksonville State University83.3%
Alabama State University51.3%
University of Alabama in Huntsville80.6%
Auburn University at Montgomery83.7%
Alabama A & M University89.9%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UAB (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math20 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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