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University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL, USA
3.74 Average Rating

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public school in northern Alabama and part of the UA system. UAH is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergrad and graduate degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom space, UAH operates the National Space Science and Technology Center, a joint venture between NASA and the university. For athletically-inclined students, UAH fields 16 men’s and women’s teams known as the Chargers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
95%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1221
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
9,101
Total Number of Undergrads
7,090
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
27%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
27%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,766
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,714
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,362
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,094
Books and Supplies
$2034

Aid & Grants

0
100
55%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
86%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,587
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
86%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,635
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,680

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,232
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,647
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$241
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
58%
42%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
27%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Chargers
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Huntsville
Decatur
Birmingham
Atlanta
Nashville
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,700
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Too many engineering nerds and guys. Greek life is crazy small. The people who run most of this school don't do things very efficiently and it is annoying.
Anonymous from Huntsville, AL
You will not party much; however, you will learn more at this university than anywhere else. After leaving my sophomore year; I quickly returned in one semester because I enjoyed learning my way through college rather than cheating through it. I will enter the real world knowing more than most average students.
Britt from Decatur, AL
I think that the University of Alabama at Huntsville is a fantastic campus. It has all kinds of resources to help you in your journey. It has more opportunities for Scholarships, food, advancement, and clubs. This College has earned a fantastic rating and many people know exactly what it is and where it is from miles around.
Tiffany from Grant, AL
So far so good. I start upper division nursing in the fall and everyone, from the student medical center to the admissions office, have been very helpful. The classes are scheduled well and everyone is friendly.
Rachael from Athens, AL
UAHuntsville pushes all of its students to become experts in their fields. It is by no means an easy school, but the difficulty results in students who go far when they get out of school. I love this school and the professors who have done so much to encourage me to be my best.
Candace from Madison, AL
the academics are challenging for everyone. if you have trouble with a subject there are free tutors that are a tremendous help. there are clubs and activities around campus for everyone.
Aileena from Madison, AL
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a resplendent campus with a vibrant student life and myriad of engaging opportunities! Faculty and students enjoy access to the university's vast library collection. The offices on campus, especially the student center, are great resources for assistance in a broad array of circumstances.
Ben from Sterrett, AL
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been very welcoming. Every staff member is so willing to go out of their way just to help a student that has a question or a request. The university is always updating their campus to keep it looking really clean and professional.
Amy from Cullman, AL

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