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Undergraduate - Direct Entry

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

An internationally renowned public research university, and academic health center, degree programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are designed for global impact. With Birmingham currently at the center of a tech boom, technological innovation and entrepreneurship are at the core of many of the University’s key programs.

Among its top ranked subjects are graduate programs in Nursing, Public Health, and Health Administration, with ten of UAB’s medicine specialties in the nation’s top 50 according to the US News & World Report 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings. And with one of the best funded research facilities in the US, UAB students are primed for success.

First-year Undergraduate Direct Entry

Academic entry requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Additional materials may also be required
  • Minimum GPA equivalent: 2.75+

English language requirements

  • TOEFL iBT: 77
  • TOEFL essentials: 8.5
  • IELTS: 6.0 (overall with at least 5.5 on each section)
  • Duolingo: 120
  • Academic English: Level 5

Academic and English language requirements may vary by program.


All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

If you have been enrolled at a college or university you may be eligible to apply to transfer your studies to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Full course descriptions are required, and transfer credits are approved by department. More information about transfer applications can be found on the university website.

Academic entry requirements

GPA 2.0 with 24 or more transferrable credit hours

English language requirements

  • TOEFL iBT 77
  • TOEFL Essentials 8.5
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each subsection)
  • PTEA 51
  • Duolingo 120

How to apply

Apply via INTO Global Application

Key Information

  • $715 million in research grants and extramural awards for the 12-month period in 2022
  • Founded as a medical school, home to top-ranked health sciences programs
  • 57+ undergraduate majors and 100+ graduate programs
  • 16 graduate programs in the top 25 (U.S. News and World Report 2023)


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