Birmingham, Alabama is home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College and Samford University. All three institutions are coed, but only the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the largest of the group, is public.
Founded in 1969, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is located on 275 acres in downtown Birmingham. Popular courses of study at the university are health professions programs, business and education.
Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year liberal arts college. Students may choose from 30 undergraduate majors, and the average high school GPA of the class of 2016 is 3.5.
Samford University was originally Howard College, an all-men's school, when it opened in 1841. The school became coed by the end of the 1890s, and the college's name changed to Samford University in 1965. Students have 155 majors, minors and concentrations from which to choose.