UAH

University of Alabama - Huntsville

301 Sparkman Drive HW, Huntsville, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    16
  • Previously Enrolled
    60

Overview of University of Alabama - Huntsville (UAH)

About this school

U Alabama at Huntsville is a public university. Founded in 1950, it joined the state university system in 1960. Its 376-acre main campus is located in northwest Huntsville; its medical campus is in the downtown medical district.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,507
    • Men:3,781 (58.1%)
    • Women:2,726 (41.9%)

Location

Static map

Admission Information (UAH)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Alabama in Huntsville is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 17
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
301 Sparkman Drive
City, State, Zip
Huntsville, AL  35899
Phone
(256) 824-2773
Fax
(256) 824-6073
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 17
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 4,545 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 2,160 applicants were admitted
Men
81% of 2,385 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,702 (49%) of 3,467 admitted students enrolled
Women
677 (44%) of 1,537 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,025 (53%) of 1,930 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.79
375 And Above
57%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
28 average |25-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
37%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
21%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UAH)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,280|Out-of-state: $21,480
  • Room & Board: - $9,748 (63.49247704031785%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,956 (12.740181072103171%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,649 (23.767341887578976%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Alabama in Huntsville accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1 | Final deadline July 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001055
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,340 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
806 (60.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
800 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
238 (29.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$14,044
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 749 (93.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,257
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 545 (68.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,557
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 186 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
421 (31.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,675

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,882 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,117 (53.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,068 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
586 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,385
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,579 (84.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,102
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,424 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,269
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 378 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,541 (26.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,638

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,396
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,357

Academics & Instruction (UAH)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


326

Part-Time Faculty


216

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 20% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 10% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 15% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
673,426

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1227
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Alabama in Huntsville provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


15.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.0%

Programs & Majors (UAH)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Management Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Software Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Operations Research, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Management

Master's Programs of Study (60)


  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Affairs
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Technical Writing

Campus Life (UAH)

Location & Geography

Population


183,739

Nearest Metropolitan Area


400 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
29.2 average low in January, 86.6 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Charger Blue
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Alabama in Huntsville offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student run sports, international student association, cru, blue crew

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,257

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,507
Women
2,726
Men
3,781

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.3% Asian
  • 11.7% Black/African-American
  • 4.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 73.5% White
  • 3.2% Unknown

International Students


3.2%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


1,961

Student Resources (UAH)

Study resources