Best Medical Schools in Alabama

By | April 29, 2018

Welcome to Alabama best medical schools. Our rankings are based on alumni reviews, research scores received, peer institution assessment and admissions statistics including averaged MCAT scores, undergraduate GPA as well as acceptance rates. Below we list top medical schools in Alabama that are top ranked nationally. You can find tuition cost, total enrollment and composite MCAT score for each school.

  • TIMEDICTIONARY: Overview of major cities and towns in Alabama. Includes history, population and geographical map of Alabama.

Best Medical Schools in Alabama

National Ranking Best Medical Programs
33 University of Alabama, Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
Acceptance rate: 10.5%
MCAT composite score: 10.0
Tuition: Full-time: $22,128 (in-state), Full-time: $58,590 (out-of-state)
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.72
Total medical school enrollment: 755
Full-time faculty-student ratio: 1.5:1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions): $183.5

Alabama’s population

About 4,800,000 people live in the state of Alabama (23rd place in the USA), while the average population density is about 34 people per km 2 (22nd place in the USA).

The largest city in Alabama is Birmingham with over 210,000 people. Other large cities of Alabama are the state capital, Montgomery (more than 200,000 residents), Mobile (almost 200,000 residents), Huntsville (about 180,000 residents), Tuscaloosa (about 90,000 residents).

The largest urban agglomerations in Alabama have grown around the state’s largest city, Birmingham (more than 1,100,000 people), Huntsville and Mobile (more than 400,000 people each).

The racial composition of the population of the state of Alabama:

  • White – 68.5%
  • Black (African American) – 26.2%
  • Asians – 1.1%
  • Native Americans (Indians or Eskimos of Alaska) – 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander – 0.1%
  • Other races – 2.0%
  • Two or more races – 1.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 3.9%

Alabama is part of the so-called “black belt” of the United States, that is, a region among whose residents there is a very high percentage of black Americans. This is due to the history of Alabama, because for a long time here, as in other states of the US South, slaves were brought from Africa.

The largest ethnic (national) groups among the population of the state of Alabama:

  • Descendants of immigrants from Africa (African Americans) – about 26%
  • English – about 24%
  • Irish – about 8%
  • Germans – about 6%
  • Scots – Irish (Ulster Scots) – about 2%

The ethnic diversity of the population of Alabama (as well as the population of the United States as a whole) is also determined by historical reasons.

So, for example, the largest city in the south of Alabama, Mobile, was founded by the French, subsequently control over it passed to England, Spain and the USA.

The northern regions of the state were settled mainly by immigrants from other regions of the British colonies; accordingly, people with English roots predominate among their population.

The largest groups among Alabama residents in relation to religion are:

  • Christians – about 84%, including:
    • Protestants – 63%, including:
      • Baptists – 37%
      • Methodists – 9%
      • Presbyterian – 3%
      • Lutherans – 2%
    • Catholics – 13%
    • Jehovah’s Witnesses – 1%
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) – 1%
  • Jews – 1%
  • Atheists – 6%

Alabama is part of the “Bible Belt” of the United States, in which the predominant religion among the population is the Baptist branch of Protestantism.