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University of Alabama in Huntsville Data & Information Overview

355 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
74% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Alabama in Huntsville Ranked?

#562 Best Colleges in Nation
#7 Best Colleges in AL
Management Information Systems Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 355 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is management information systems.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, UAH is ranked #562 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UAH held the #682 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 40 colleges in Alabama, UAH is ranked at #7.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAH?

74% Acceptance Rate
46% Of Accepted Are Women
5% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Alabama in Huntsville is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 74%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 5% 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 580 and 700. Math scores were between 590 and 720.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 580 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 590 to 720 )
UAH received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 24 to 31 )

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University of Alabama in Huntsville Faculty

19 to 1 Student to Faculty
67% Full Time Teachers

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 67%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  67 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alabama in Huntsville

79% Freshmen Retention
27% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Alabama in Huntsville has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. 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  79 out of 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 27% for first-time, full-time students at UAH, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  27 out of 100

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University of Alabama in Huntsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,730 Full-Time Undergraduates
23.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
41.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 8,027 undergraduates at UAH with 6,730 being full-time and 1,297 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Alabama in Huntsville Cost?

$17,208 Net Price
39% Take Out Loans
$26,528 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UAH is $17,208. 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 +
$13,631 $15,967 $17,054 $19,114 $19,862

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 39% of students took out student loans averaging $6,632 a year. That adds up to $26,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAH is 4.7%. 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?

$54,361 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UAH make around $54,361 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UAH students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Alabama in Huntsville

Alabama State
6,730 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
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

University of Alabama in Huntsville Majors

48 Majors With Completions
1,684 Undergraduate Degrees
598 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from University of Alabama in Huntsville. Of these students, 1,684 received undergraduate degrees and 598 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 221 $51,910
Mechanical Engineering 142 $63,270
Computer Information Systems 115 $63,538
Business Administration & Management 110 $36,684
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 101 NA
General Biology 88 $24,909
Management Information Systems 84 $51,668
Electrical Engineering 77 $68,266
Computer Engineering 59 $67,328
Fine & Studio Arts 55 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

62% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 5,945 students took at least one online class at University of Alabama in Huntsville. This is a decrease from the 9,610 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,945 1,065
2019-2020 9,610 5,033
2018-2019 3,306 747
2017-2018 2,682 638
2016-2017 1,799 497

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

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Notes and References


*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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