University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Alabama in Huntsville Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Alabama in Huntsville was awarded 115 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is modeling, virtual environments and simulation.

Overall Quality

UAH landed the #1,073 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

UAH also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

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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

The student to faculty ratio at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 64%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  64 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alabama in Huntsville

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Alabama in Huntsville has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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100

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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University of Alabama in Huntsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 7,989 undergraduates at UAH with 6,749 being full-time and 1,240 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Alabama in Huntsville Cost?

The overall average net price of UAH is $15,860. 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 +
$13,010 $13,580 $16,306 $17,552 $19,231

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do UAH Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UAH with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,700 in their early years. 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

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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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 47 majors graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Of these students, 1,529 received undergraduate degrees and 734 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 242 $49,300
Mechanical Engineering 122 $63,800
Computer Information Systems 98 $59,200
General Biology 93 $26,900
Business Administration & Management 90 $42,000
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 79 NA
Management Information Systems 62 NA
Computer Engineering 56 NA
Chemical Engineering 53 NA
Electrical Engineering 51 $60,400

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 learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 3,306 students took at least one online class at University of Alabama in Huntsville. This is an increase from the 2,682 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 3,306 747
2017-2018 2,682 638
2016-2017 1,799 497
2015-2016 1,345 449
2013-2014 773 269

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

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