University Of Alabama - [UAB], Alabama, Birmingham - Admission

    Birmingham, AlabamaLocation
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    Estd 1969established year

    University of Alabama 2021-2022 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers world class undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. It is one of the top universities in USA for internationl students. The University has a total of 22,080 students enrolled in 2019, out of which 20,970 were US citizens and the rest 1,110 were international students.

    In the Fall intake of 2019, a total of 8,298 students applied for University of Alabama at Birmingham undergraduate admissions. Out of the total applications received, 6,140 were given a place. Their average rate of acceptance in UAB is around 74%.

    • The University of Alabama offers Undergraduate and Graduate programs in 55 majors and 86 minors and also Doctoral programs. UAB also offers more than 170 study abroad programs in all 7 continents.
    • University of Alabama at Birmingham opens applications for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
    • The admission in University of Alabama at Birmingham is selective at some level.
    • Every student applying in UAB is considered on an individual basis by using a holistic approach.
    • UAB also provides scholarships for international students in USA worth 7,500 USD per year.
    • Scholarship is offered to the international students applying for undergraduate courses.
    • Students having 3.0 GPA in high school with F-1 visa will be considered for scholarship with first come first serve basis.
    • Scholarship is offered to those students who are accepted in June, August or January intake.
    • Official transcripts should directly send to University of Alabama
    • Due to the prevailing pandemic, applications will still be sent to the department for review once all application materials (transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, etc.) have been received.
    • The Graduate School will work with each program, and the College will ensure that students complete their experiments and continue to receive funding.


    Application Portal Online
    Application Fee Undergraduate: 40 USD
    Graduate: 60 USD
    Acceptance rate 74%
    Average ACT score 25.6
    Average High School GPA 3.83
    Retention Rate 83.1
    Graduation Rate 63.2
    Mode of Payment Master-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
    Academic Calendar Semester
    Intake Seasons Fall, Spring and Summer
    Work Experience For some Graduate courses
    International Students 1,161
    Financial Aid Scholarship, Grants and Loans

    University of Alabama at Birmingham Admission Deadlines

    Students are advised to submit their applications prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for admission.

    Students submitting the late application will be considered on the basis of space available.

    International Undergraduate Deadlines

    Term/Session Deadline for Priority Consideration
    Fall 1st June 2021
    Spring 1st November 2020 (Extended to 1st December)
    Summer 15th March 2021

    International Graduate Deadline

    Term/Session Degree Seeking Applicants Non-Degree Seeking & Re-admission Applicants
    Spring 1st December 2020 1st January 2021
    Summer 1st May 2021 21st June 2021
    Fall 1st August 2021 17th August 2021

    Deadlines for Scholarship

    Session Deadlines
    June 1st April
    August 1st May 2021
    January November 2021

    University of Alabama at Birmingham International Student Admissions

    International students should go through the eligibility requirement as required by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also the federal laws of the United States. The Students should have completed their high school or undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point as required by the course they are willing to apply.

    Application Portal: UAB Online Portal

    Application Fee: Undergraduate: 40 USD Graduate: 60 USD

    Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements for fulfill their eligibility criteria:

    • Application Form
    • Academic record of school/college.
    • Official Transcript Translations and Credential Evaluation, should be evaluated by an authorized agency.
    • English Proficiency Test
    • Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport
    • I-94 Visa

    Test Score of English Proficiency for International Students

    International students are required to present scores of exams to study in USA to exhibit their English proficiency skills. The minimum required scores by the university are:

    Test Score Required for UG Score required for PG
    TOEFL-IBT 77 80
    Duolingo English Test 70(exam prior to 15th July)
    120( Exam date 15th July or later)
    IELTS 6.0 6.5
    IELA 176 176
    PTEA --- 53
    GaoKao 120 ---

    Visa Process for International Students

    All international applicants must have to apply for a US student visa to study in the USA just after application. All the approved applications will be issued the I-20 Form. The form can be obtained via FedEx, once the admissions process is completed.

    All the applicants have to come back to submit certain documents required while applying for a visa.

    • Copy of passport
    • Visa
    • Health insurance/verification form
    • I-94 form
    • Current address and mobile number
    • Original I-20
    • Receipt of fee payment

    After the submission of documents and fee payment applicants can schedule an interview with nearest US embassy

    University of Alabama at Birmingham Admission of Undergraduate

    Undergraduate programs offered by UAB include Accounting, Anthropology, Arts, Bioinformatics, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, History, Human Resource Management, Immunology, International Studies, Management, Marketing, Nursing, Neuroscience. The University also offer six Joint School of Medicine Programs in Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Immunology and Neuroscience

    Where to Apply: Online portal

    Application Fee: 40 USD

    Admission Requirements:

    Applicants must submit the following documents at the time of admission:

    • Academic record of High School with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more
    • Every School and College transcripts for transfer
    • English Proficiency Test Score
    • Recommendation letter (by Counselor).
    • Financial Certificate
    • ACT/SAT Score (optional)

    All applicants have to mail all documents such as Current address and phone number, copy of proof of immigration status and credentials to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Box 99
    1720 2nd Ave S
    Birmingham AL 35294-2936

    University of Alabama Graduate Admissions

    University graduate school provides more than 85 programs that help students to build up their skills and lead to good career opportunities. The most popular graduate  courses at University of Albama are Business, Marketing, management, Biological and biomedical, and engineering. The average students' satisfaction rate is 82%.

    Application portal – Official website of the university

    Application fee - 50 USD

    Requirements – All applicants for graduate courses must have to fulfill certain requirements:

    • Students are required to submit official standardized test scores if required by their program for admission consideration.
    • Applicants should contact the testing agency to have official scores sent to the UAB Graduate School's institution code (1856 for GRE, 1017 for MAT, 1CB5S61 for GMAT).
    • Admission to the UAB Graduate School requires a recognized baccalaureate, graduate, or professional degree from a regionally accredited (e.g. SACS) college or university, or an international equivalent of a four-year degree.
    • Students have to submit their official transcripts.

    Given below is the Graduate table of programs offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham:

    Requirements Accounting(MAc) Biology(MS) Biomedical Engineering
    Business Administration(MBA).
    Application fee (USD) 50 50 50 50
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required
    Work experience/resume Required Not required Required Required
    Recommendations Required Three Required Required Required

    All graduate students are required to send transcripts Electronically or Mail to UAB Graduate Schools

    The University of Alabama offers mostly online courses. University offers more than 140 programs in 12 acedmic fields. The admission process of university looks quite difficult but if you meet all the requirements it’s not that tough. In fact, the acceptance rate of the University of Alabama is 92%.

    Upon acceptance, international students need to apply for an I-20 form. The I-20 form will be sent to them via FedEx

    Frequently Ask Questions

    Ques. What is the minimum GPA required for Admission in University of Alabama at Birmingham?

    Ans.The University requires minimum of 3.0 GPA in high School for admission in Undergraduate program and a minimum GPA of 3.4 or in bachelor's degree for admission in Graduate program

    Ques. Course offered at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

    Ans. The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers undergraduate programs in areas of study like Accounting, Arts, Anthropology, Biology, Engineering, Chemistry, Communication studies, Community Health and Human Resources, Computer Science and Criminal Justice etc.

    UAB offers graduate courses in Anatomical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Biochemistry & Structural Biology and Business Administration etc.

    Doctoral programs are offered in Administration/Health Services, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry & Structural Biology, Biology, Cancer Biology, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry etc. UAB also offers 6 Joint School of Medicine Programs and 4 Pre-professional Programs.

    Ques. Is University of Alabama at Birmingham worth?

    Ans. It is worth taking admission in University of Alabama as it is one best university for international students which provides high quality academic programs with various benefits like scholarships and placements.

    Ques. What are the most popular courses at University of Alabama at Birmingham?

    Ans. The most popular course offered by University of Alabama at Birmingham are Public Health, Biology, International Studies, Neuroscience, English, Foreign Languages, Marketing, Psychology, Management and Kinesiology

    Ques. Is it difficult to take admission in University of Alabama at Birmingham?

    Ans. It is not so difficult to take admission in UAB, as their acceptance rate is 74%. Although, the university requires a high GPA score of 3.0 in High school and 3.4 in bachelors for admission in undergraduate and graduate programs respectively. The students who fulfill all the eligibility criteria with High GPA score are more likely to be selected with the rolling admission process.

    Ques. Is UAB a good medical school?

    Ans. The UAB School of Medicine ranks among the best medical schools in USA, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report's “Best Graduate Schools Rankings.” It ranked No. 37 in medical primary care, No. 32 in medical research, and No. 15 in obstetrics and gynecology.

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