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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a highly rated public university located in Huntsville, Alabama. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,903 undergraduate students. The University of Alabama in Huntsville acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Business. Graduating 49% of students, The University of Alabama in Huntsville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
About The University of Alabama in Huntsville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Website

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1080-1330
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$14,766/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,587/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,903Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,187
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Focused
    41%
  • Study-holics
    32%
  • Well Rounded
    12%
  • Great Influences
    6%
  • Fun-loving!
    3%
  • Nerdy
    3%
  • Wild cards
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.69 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Engineering
    44%
  • Academic
    20%
  • Nerd central
    17%
  • Community based
    7%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • More like home than you think
    2%
  • Student Hating
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an amazing school for engineering and nursing majors! Academics and programs are top notch and faculty are committed to finding graduates jobs after graduating. People are nice, food is excellent, and housing is phenomenal. Very nice school.
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Honors represent! Between amazing professors, scholarships, housing, and opportunities, this was 100% the right choice for me. I've had tons of research and leadership opportunities, and I've had some great times -- Bob Ross Crew, Pinecone Club, multiple weekly ACE events!
UAH overall is a fairly small school, and as a current Computer Science major feels very welcoming and personal compared to other schools. Cost wise out of state it's a bit high, but roughly comparable to other schools. Location wise it has one massive advantage for a STEM major- the Redstone Arsenal. One of the biggest hotspots in the country for engineering research and other security-related jobs, and the defense industry is growing rapidly. Internships and Co-ops are often local, and most larger companies have a building or three in Huntsville(or on the Arsenal). Many professors know someone or are themselves former employees of said companies, helping students get their foot in the door for internships and jobs.