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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…

  • Apr-15-2012 Read More
  • Jen from GA
  • 5
  • As far as dorms go, UAB's are very nice. There are no community bathrooms - you will only have to share a bathroom with one other person at most. The…

  • Aug-05-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 3
  • Rachael from Tumwater, WA
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    They make you get a meal plan when you are a freshman which has some pretty big pros and cons. The pros include: dollars to spend on any on campus restaurant location, which comes in such handy! However, the cons include the fact that you get a certain amount of meals each week at the Commons (which is basically a cafeteria), and the food there can be pretty awful sometimes. Don't get me wrong, they have their moments, but most of the time the food is dry or flavorless and the ice cream machine is almost always broken.

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  • 3
  • Jen from GA
  • Aug-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here isn't amazing, but it's not bad either. If you are living on campus, you will be required to get a meal plan. The cafeteria, The Commons, is buffet-style. You get all you can eat and there are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. There are several campus restaurants, as well as a Starbucks, Einstein's, and Subway. There are also two pizza places on campus. Trust me, you won't be left hungry.

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  • 5
  • Willie from Pleasant Grove, AL
  • Jul-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Exquisite dining for people of all ages. Places to grab a quick snack after a long night of studying and even places open early enough to make sure that breakfast is partaken right before an early 8:00am course.

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  • 2
  • Anthony from Cordova, AL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    This all depends on each person. Meal plans are expensive and the freshmen that live on campus have to buy a really big meal plan, which I find unreasonable. Depending on where you go, the food could be either decent, or you may be questioning what you are eating.

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  • 4
  • Morgan from Marietta, GA
  • May-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't get caught up in the various food selections you have. Make sure to watch your eating but if you get bored with the food on campus there's always a larger variety off campus.

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  • 5
  • Student from Moody, AL
  • Apr-29-2014 I am a current student here

    UAB has many choices when it comes to food and dining. Among all the campus restaurants, there are even food trucks that will accept meal plans that students have a choice of purchasing at UAB. The different choices are all really good and its amazing that there are so many things to choose from.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 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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