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University of Alabama at Birmingham Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,824 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 29 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Conference USA

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: -)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: -)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 77 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 13 15 - -
Football 105 - - -
Golf 10 10 - -
Rifle - 8 - -
Soccer 25 23 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Tennis 11 10 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 24.2%
Hispanic 2.4%
Non-resident alien 1.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.9%
Two or more races 3.2%
White/non-Hispanic 56.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 23
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 24
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Tiffani from decatur, AL
  • 4
  • I lived in Blazer Hall for my freshman year and I LOVED it! Blazer as the students call it, always had something going on. There was something to do for…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Lindsay from Tuscumbia, AL
  • Feb-17-2018 I am a current student here

    There are multiple restaurant options on campus: Mein Bowl, WOW, Panera, Starbucks, Einstein's Bagels, Subway, The Den by Denny's, and Full Moon Barbecue. Also, the commons is great if you know what you like. The salad bar is legit and they have special food days all the time. Fried Chicken Thursdays are probably my favorite.

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  • 2
  • Ivy - Birmingham, AL
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    UAB campus dining is not very vegetarian/dietary restrictions friendly. Birmingham is known for its great food scene but unfortunately UAB is not. I love pretty much everything about this school but the food is terrible, especially considering the outrageous amount you pay for meal plans.

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  • 5
  • Brooks from Fairfield, AL
  • Sep-14-2017 I am a current student here

    There are many different food options here on campus. At first I always went to the local restaurants I never went to the commons because I didn't think the food would be good, but once I started going I was so suprised. Now I go about three times a week because the food is very good, there are many varieties to chose from and also there's fried chicken Thursday's!!

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  • 5
  • Danielle from Grove Hill, AL
  • Feb-09-2016 I am a current student here

    We have many places to dine. Wings joints. Cafe has great food and we now have a Denny's. You would really need to explore all of the restaurants. I'm a foody and I'm still checking out places.

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  • 3
  • Rebecca - Dothan, AL
  • Dec-12-2015 I am a current student here

    The Commons, which is where you can use your meal "swipes" is an all-you-can-eat style dining facility. It's not very good. The sandwiches are sometimes the only edible thing there. There are other restaurants on campus though, and you can use your dining dollars that come with your meal plan. There is an Einstiens, which is where I eat most of the time, World of Wings, Starbucks, and a flatbread place (Sandellas, it's really good). With the Hill Student Center that just opened (and it's awesome), there is also a Panera and Full Moon Barbeque.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    I will be honest here; The Commons (cafeteria) food is not the greatest, but what else would you expect. Thankfully, there are many on campus locations that you can eat at; The Den by Dennys, WOW (World of Wings), Einstein Bagels, Zime, and a few more coming soon. You have a certain amount of meals according to which meal plan you bought, and those can only be used at The Commons. Flex Dollars and Dining Dollars on the other hand, can be used at any of the other places listed including The C Store. The C Store is like a tiny tiny grocery store stocked full of mostly candy and frozen foods. Dining Dollars roll over each semester but Flex Dollars do not. Spend your Flex Dollars before the semester ends!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lindsay from Tuscumbia, AL
  • Feb-17-2018 I am a current student here

    I've heard it is very fun. We have a step competition every year, which is so fun to go watch. Sororities and Fraternities are almost always on the green asking for donations/playing music/hosting events.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Grove Hill, AL
  • Feb-09-2016 I am a current student here

    I haven't really gotten into the Greek life as of yet. They stroll and party. Not my lifestyle. Didn't really come here for that. I found out that if you're serious about learning you don't really have time unless you're a brainiac.

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  • 0
  • Rachael from Tumwater, WA
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life here id involved with a lot and have fundraisers, parties, and events going on all the time!

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  • 0
  • Jen from GA
  • Aug-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is smaller at UAB than at other schools. This makes it a lot more personal - it gives students an opportunity to become very close and obtain leadership roles more easily. The sororities and fraternities on campus help each other with their philanthropy events.

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  • 0
  • Freshman Student
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are several sororities and fraternities on campus, but not nearly as many as bigger schools. However, everyone that I know that is involved in one is very happy. They are very prominent on campus and do a lot of philanthropy and service projects.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from Mount Olive, AL
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I am apart of Greek Life so I can personally say that is is an amazing experience, and Greek Life at UAB is only becoming better, larger and stronger. It is a small community of but a very tight knit one, which makes it even better. Every single sorority and fraternity have a mixer each month, so you get to meet everyone. We also collaborate for philanthropy events.

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