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University of Alabama in Huntsville Overview

University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. The location of UAH is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is University of Alabama in Huntsville Known For?

1,360 Undergraduate Awards
$31,585 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UAH.
  • In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UAH with a bachelor's degree make about $46,700 a year. That's 14% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAH.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Biotechnology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Other Physical Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular General Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#95 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#160 Most Popular Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#163 Most Popular Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UAH has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#171 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Alabama in Huntsville?

Location of University of Alabama in Huntsville

Contact details for UAH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6120
Website: www.uah.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UAHuntsville
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uahuntsville

How Do I Get Into UAH?

You can apply to UAH online at: register.uah.edu

Admission Requirements for UAH

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAH?

81% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 81%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 2% of students accepted to UAH submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 550 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 530 to 670 )
200
800
UAH received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 25 to 33 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Alabama in Huntsville?

$31,585 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAH is $31,585. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UAH, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,298 a year. That adds up to $25,192 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAH is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Alabama in Huntsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,989 undergraduate students at UAH, with 6,749 being full-time and 1,240 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAH

There are also 1,999 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,749 full-time undergraduates at UAH, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAH

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alabama in Huntsville students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAH Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 246
Black or African American 554
Hispanic or Latino 373
White 4,859
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 546

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alabama in Huntsville. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 52 countries are represented at UAH. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Alabama in Huntsville

638 Took All Classes Online
2,682 Took At Least One Class Online
24.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UAH. In 2017-2018, 2,682 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAH has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 11th most popular in Alabama for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UAH

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alabama in Huntsville was 24.6%. This is the #799 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAH regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAH majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Engineering 5%
Health Professions 4%
Management Information Systems 7%
Nursing 4%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAH ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAH.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Engineering #2
General Engineering #5
Computer Engineering #6
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #6
Mechanical Engineering #6
Industrial Engineering #6
Civil Engineering #8
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #12
Teaching English or French #15
Management Information Systems #15
Engineering #22
Human Resource Management #29
Information Technology #34
Teacher Education Grade Specific #65
Computer & Information Sciences #85
Nursing #140
Education #171
Business Administration & Management #221
Health Professions #243
Business, Management & Marketing #280

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Alabama in Huntsville Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 208 14 117 34 373
Business Administration & Management 0 85 9 74 0 168
Computer Information Systems 0 100 0 32 0 132
Mechanical Engineering 0 106 0 0 5 111
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 73 0 21 2 96
General Biology 0 87 0 2 0 89
General Engineering 0 0 0 84 0 84
Management Information Systems 0 60 0 11 0 71
Electrical Engineering 0 61 0 0 10 71
Computer Engineering 0 42 0 8 3 53
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 0 31 0 46
Fine & Studio Arts 0 44 0 0 0 44
Accounting 0 30 0 12 0 42
Industrial Engineering 0 38 0 0 1 39
Health & Physical Education 0 39 0 0 0 39
General Psychology 0 30 0 7 0 37
Marketing 0 36 0 0 0 36
Civil Engineering 0 35 0 0 1 36
Information Technology 0 0 0 34 0 34
Other Physical Science 0 24 0 6 2 32
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 1 30 0 31
Finance & Financial Management 0 27 0 0 0 27
Communication & Media Studies 0 17 0 10 0 27
Chemical Engineering 0 27 0 0 0 27
General English Literature 0 16 0 11 0 27
Mathematics 0 19 0 6 0 25
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 5 16 0 0 0 21
Physics 0 15 0 4 2 21
Political Science & Government 7 13 0 0 0 20
History 0 15 0 4 0 19
Chemistry 0 15 0 3 0 18
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 9 4 13
Writing Studies 0 7 4 0 0 11
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 7 4 0 0 11
Sociology 0 11 0 0 0 11
Music 0 9 0 0 0 9
Philosophy 0 7 0 0 0 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0 6 0 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 6 0 0 0 6
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0 5 5
Teaching English or French 0 0 5 0 0 5
Science, Technology & Society 0 0 0 5 0 5
Public Administration 0 0 0 5 0 5
Other Engineering 0 1 0 2 0 3
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 3 3
International Relations & National Security 0 0 3 0 0 3
Special Education 0 1 0 0 0 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 1,348 40 528 72 2,000

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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