University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) vs. Rice University

Two Rivalry Colleges in Conference USA

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a public school while Rice University is a private school.
  • UAB is located in Birmingham, AL and Rice University is located in Houston, TX.
  • Rice University has more expensive tuition of $58,128 than UAB ($21,864).
  • Rice University has tighter acceptance rate of 15.86% than UAB (91.81%).
  • Rice University has higher SAT scores of 1,540 than UAB (1,300).
  • UAB is larger with 21,639 students than Rice University (8,672 students).
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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#224 in National Universities
#8 in Alabama
Rankings#15 in National Universities
#1 in Texas
Public, 4-yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4-years
Birmingham, ALLocationHouston, TX
UABKnown as
1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
$8,832 Alabama residents
$21,864 out-of-state
$8,424 Alabama residents
$20,556 out-of-state
$9,889Financial Aid$48,958
$40 undergraduate
$50 graduate
Application Fee$75 undergraduate
$85 graduate
91.81%Acceptance Rate15.86%
1,300 SAT, 27 ACTTest Scores1,540 SAT, 35 ACT
Student Population
21,639Total Students8,672
5,984Online Enrollment498
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
64%Graduation Rate93%
15%Transfer-out Rate
82%Retention Rate98%
$48,400Average Earning after Graduation$91,600
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Both Undergraduate and GraduateDistance Learning (Online Classes)Online Degree/Certificate Program Offered for Graduate
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
Special OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,480)
$8,550 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 3,701)
$10,200 average annual costs
Not offered or not ReportedMeal Plan✔ (25 meals per week)
$4,800 average annual costs
Faculties and Staffs
18 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
2,544 Full-time
414 Part-time
Number of Faculties698 Full-time
149 Part-time
8,496 Full-time
1,597 Part-time
Number of Staffs3,323 Full-time
220 Part-time
$104,003 for Faculties
$64,558 Part-time
Average Salary$150,288 for Faculties
$74,170 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023