Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Percent Women: 58.4%
Tuition: $25,176 (in-state) $37,116 (out-of-state)
Most Popular Majors: Health Professions, Business, Education, Psychology, and Biology
Greek life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 73.4%
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit UAB's website at UAB.edu/admissions
Why Choose UAB?
"I didn't know much about UAB when I chose to go here. I just knew I didn't want to be too far away from home. When I had orientation I instantly fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere of the school."
"I grew up in Birmingham, and no one in my family had ever went to college. I knew I wanted to be the first and I knew that UAB was the school for me. When I got accepted I was so happy!"
"My mom and dad both went to UAB, they actually met here! My Nana taught at UAB for about 12 years and my sister will be graduating from UAB's nursing program in a few months. I guess you could say that UAB is a part of my family. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."
"UAB has one of the best nursing programs in the country. From the moment I realized I wanted to be a pediatric nurse, I knew that UAB was the school for me!"
"I love the open campus and the city atmosphere. I came from a small town where everyone knew everyone so coming to a place like UAB in Birmingham was a huge change and I loved every bit of it."
"Greek Life is great here at UAB! We have so many different sororities and fraternities and they all make a huge effort to show Greek unity. And it doesn't stop at just the Greeks, they really try to interact with students who are not Greek affiliated."
" I love the fact that UAB wants to see it's students succeed. There are so many resources for students who need extra help. From the writing center to the academic success center to the math lab tutors. They make it easy to do well in classes."
"My favorite thing about UAB is it's student organizations. Coming from a different country, I thought it would be hard to make friends on campus. The Hundreds of student led organizations made it easy to find people who have things in common with me!"
"The Rec Center at UAB is seriously top of the line. I absolutely love the Zumba and Yoga classes! When I don't feel like working out in a group, I can use the indoor track of the one of the many pieces of fitness equipment.
"Call me crazy, But I love that we have charging stations all over campus. My phone is forever dying and I know that if I bring my charger everywhere I'll lose it, so I'm really happy that we have those stations around campus."
" The dining overall is not great here. The meal plans make it a bit hard to have 3 square meals everyday, and the options are limited when it comes to picking what or where you want to eat. Freshman are required to have a meal plan, but as an upperclassman, I'd rather just buy groceries and cook for myself."
"I drive to school everyday. If you don't get here at about 7 AM or earlier, then it's almost impossible to find somewhere to park. UAB is known for closing down an entire parking lot to make room for construction."
"If you don't know how to parallel park, you won't make it in this city! You should also always have change in your car. The meter maids and police department don't cut any slack.It seems like they sit by cars and wait for your time to run out."
New Collegiette on campus
"Being a freshman in not as scary as it seems. Most freshman around here live in either Blazer or Camp hall. They are in the process of building a new residence hall for freshman too. Since we're all in abuilding together it makes it easier to make friends."
"orientation was really fun! There's a group of students (The Orientation Leaders) who answered all our questions, showed us around campus, helped us to get to know each other, and taught us some really cute songs and chants."
"Making friends is actually not that hard as a freshman. A lot of upperclassmen are happy to help out and give advice. The best way to meet all types of people is to get involved in student organizations."
"I love living with other freshman because I get to interact daily with people who are pretty much in the same situation as me. We're all new and looking to make friends."
HC's Complete College Guide: University of Alabama at Birmingham
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