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University of Alabama in Huntsville Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Alabama in Huntsville, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Alabama in Huntsville Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Alabama in Huntsville was awarded 26 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UAH is ranked #589 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

UAH is also ranked #6 out of 30 schools in Alabama.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAH?

Acceptance Rate

University of Alabama in Huntsville has an acceptance rate of 81%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )
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800

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

ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 25 to 31 )
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, University of Alabama in Huntsville is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Alabama in Huntsville enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 18% for first-time, full-time students at UAH, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  18 out of 100
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100

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Good Overall Diversity at UAH

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,090 undergraduates at UAH with 5,903 being full-time and 1,187 being part-time.

UAH Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for UAH is 78.45 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.45 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Alabama in Huntsville Cost?

The overall average net price of UAH is $20,909. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAH

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,561 $18,991 $21,396 $23,204 $23,406

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAH, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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.

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How Much Money Do UAH Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UAH make around $46,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UAH students since it is 17% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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

University of Alabama in Huntsville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 50 majors graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Of these students, 1,348 received undergraduate degrees and 600 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 208 $49,300
Mechanical Engineering 106 $63,800
Computer Information Systems 100 $59,200
General Biology 87 $26,900
Business Administration & Management 85 $42,000
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 73 NA
Electrical Engineering 61 $60,400
Management Information Systems 60 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 44 NA
Computer Engineering 42 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Alabama in Huntsville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAH

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,682 students took at least one online class at University of Alabama in Huntsville. This is an increase from the 1,799 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,682 638
2016-2017 1,799 497
2015-2016 1,345 449
2014-2015 948 379
2013-2014 773 269

Learn more about online learning at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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