FAST FACTS
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Location:Birmingham
Setting:Urban
Population:250,000
Enrollment:18,568
On Campus:12%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 8/25-12/12
  • Spring 1/5-4/24

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$5,060

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,695

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
64%Caucasian
21%African American
3%Hispanic
5%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
3%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Though Birmingham stands in the heart of the Deep South, it is not an Old South city. Founded in 1871 at the crossing of two railroad lines, the city blossomed through the early 1900s as it rapidly became the South's foremost industrial center. Birmingham's legendary iron and steel mills were gradually replaced by a work force of medical and engineering professionals. Today, Birmingham enjoys a balance of manufacturing and service-oriented jobs in a thriving work force.

Located on 80 blocks near the heart of downtown Birmingham, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) fully embraces the rich diversity of the city. UAB visionaries have created one of America’s premier teaching, research, and health care institutions in just a few decades. With a total enrollment of over 17,000, more than 1,800 full-time faculty and 49 majors UAB has rapidly become one of the state’s largest public universities.

Campus Location - The UAB campus is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. A mix of iconic brick buildings and green space give this area a residential feel in the heart of the city.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biophysics, Cytotechnology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, E-Business, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Industrial Business, Industrial Management, Institutional Management, Investing, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Economics: Economics

Education: Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Professional Writing

Foreign Language: Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Natural Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Emergency Medical Care, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nuclear Medical Technology, Nursing, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Biomathematics/Biometrics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music, Music Education, Music Technology, Performance, Technical Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology



Closed Programs
Nursing clinical courses, medical technology, and physical therapy.

Limitations
There may be additional admissions requirements or restrictions for certain programs in the UAB School of Health Professions, the UAB School of Education and the UAB School of Nursing. Highly competitive courses in business and computer science. Upper division coursework in biology, chemistry, psychology, business and mathematics may require prior arrangements with the department. Audition or portfolio is required for admission to some music, theatre and art classes. Contact the NSE coordinator for procedures and departmental contact information.

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 77 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $5,060.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($295 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($693 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $30 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $250 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $100 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Health Insurance: $710 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $80 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Dining Fee: $225 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Application Fee: $25 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001052

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Apartment: $3,030
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $900
  • Proximity to campus: Within 5 miles
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $600 per semester for 3 meals per week.
  • $1070 per semester for 7 meals per week.
  • $1820 per semester for 19 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.