Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council of Graduate Schools in the United States, plus 36 independent accreditations for 149 degree programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health.
Fall Deadline: July 28
Spring Deadline: December 1
Summer Deadline: April 1
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) was established in 1969 as a comprehensive urban university with a nationally-recognized academic health center. UAB is the biggest research institution in the state of Alabama and the university is the largest employer in Alabama. If you are seeking “knowledge that will change your world,” then UAB is for you. This phrase runs through the core of the university’s culture, driving UAB’s mission to educate the diverse student population, seek new research, serve its local and global communities and grow economic development to improve life in Birmingham and Alabama.
You’ll be joining an international community here. Located in the heart of the largest city in the state, you’ll be near the best the southern US has to offer. The exciting journey of college life starts here, with state-of-the-art facilities, numerous learning resources, an active student body and big time college athletics. That’s just the start—UAB has countless opportunities for you.
Among 51 public and private universities classified by The Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.”Learn More
Does your institution have a Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program for students?
Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students
Does your institution have an internship program?
Does your institution have a COOP program?
Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?
Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?
Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?
Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?
If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?
The university is proud to have almost 400 student-athletes participating in the highest level of college sports, NCAA Division I, in Conference USA
UAB was ranked No. 1 in Alabama and No. 147 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a variety of programs, services and facilities to provide you with an unrivaled study experience. Services like the Multicultural and Diversity Programs, the International Student and Scholar Services, the Student Advocacy group, the Student Health and Wellness Center, and the Student Counseling Center are all available to ensure you have the necessary tools to achieve success.
The university is continually investing:
Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 12,267
Total Graduate Enrollment: 7,489
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 971
Within the state of Alabama 76.9%
From other US states 18.5%
From outside the US 4.6%
African American/Black 21.2%
American Indian 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Total Faculty 21,245
Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?
|Category||$ Per Year||$ Per Semester|
|Undergraduate tuition (per semester)*||--||$12,112|
|Graduate tuition (per semester)*||--||$9,172|
|Room and Board (per semester)*||--||$3,340-Housing. $1,850-Meal plans. $225-Campus Dining Fee|
|Required Fees (per year)||$150-International Fees||--|
|Average Book Expense (per year)||$1,200||--|
Does your institution offer financial aid (scholarships, institutional aid, etc.) for admitted international students?
Scholarships and Financial Assistance for International Students
" If you are coming to UAB, I would first congratulate you because you have made an awesome decision to come here. It's not a mistake You are going to have loads of fun, and you are going to learn lots of things as well."
- Gabriel, Nigeria. Mechanical Engineering
"After one year, I think my studies and my life here are great. My studies are going well and my professors are very accessible and encourage students to communicate with them. I also have my internship which is helping me to get lots of hands on experience in my field of Public Heath.
- Trinh, Vietnam