About University of Alabama in Huntsville

Founded in 1950, University of Alabama in Huntsville. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,507 full time undergraduate students, and 1,961 full time graduate students.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 327 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Alabama in Huntsville include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate76%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range1060-1340
ACT Range25-31

Admissions at UAH are considered Less Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

83% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    83 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    93 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    97 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    96 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    97 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    95 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    96 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Alabama in Huntsville REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Alabama in Huntsville?

47 Students rated University of Alabama in Huntsville

Irene - 03/30/2024

My decision to attend the University of Alabama in Huntsville was because of their Cybersecurity engineering program that allowed me to learn computer software and hardware. I also liked the ability to gain a deep understanding of networks and reduce computer system vulnerabilities. I visited the campus and was impressed with UAH's involvement and investments in their students. I am close to my family and would like to stay near them. UAH will give me the opportunity to study in college and stay next to them. I will be the first to attend a four-year university in my family and UAH seems the best for me.

Chloe - 02/17/2023

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is just a standard university. The campus is big and spread across a fair part of Huntsville. Teachers seem nice and know what they're doing. Even though UAH is a big engineering school, the engineering building seems run-down compared to the science and math buildings.

Taylor - 03/14/2022

Overall, the campus is a really good place to be, and there's plenty of opportunities around campus in Huntsville, so there's no shortage of potential for students, especially students of engineering or science. I've also heard that the nursing program is very good. That said, the on campus dining options are mediocre and the financial aid leaves much to be desired. If you're more worried about opportunities in the future than the financial strain now, then you're all good.

Elizabeth - 12/18/2020

Overall, University of Alabama in Huntsville is a wonderful school academically. They will push you hard and in STEM related programs they will set you up for success. However, if you are not in a STEM related program or in nursing they may not care as much about you and will not offer any additional scholarships. Also, I find the student life to be disappointing. I joined a sorority because there is not many other ways to meet people and I still do not get to do much socially. Nobody cares about sports here because we do not have a football team and honestly I think a lot of people get depressed because of the lack of social life here. So if all you care about is academics I would recommend you come here, but do not expect to have a super exciting college experience.

University of Alabama in Huntsville FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Alabama in Huntsville is 76%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As a high school student, do not rely on your teachers to remind you when assignments are due; keep up with your own due dates. Decide career goal, university, and scholarships early on in your senior year, rather than waiting until the last minute. Do not worry about how many friends you have in high school, when yo being college it is not easy to keep up with everyone. Make sure you keep close with your real friends.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    UAH is a challenging and fun school with a good learning environment and a good atmosphere.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those who like to watch football games. Those who dont take thier degree seriously or classes rather. If they want to be near the beach this college is 6 hours away from the nearest beach.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Just the amount of activities present for students. there isn't much variety like writing, guitar, or other sports recreation. the big fault is the tuition cost is going up every year.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville is not a traditional university. Academia is highly encouraged, but students are encouraged to live at home and save money. Although it lacks in tradition, there are many opportunities for students to socialize and gain life experiences.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who likes more one-on-one time with the professors

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    relatively divers, friendly, and there to learn and have fun

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Just how hard the curriculum was.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school for me is the financial aid process because I was not clear on whether I was fully covered or not. My advice for upcoming college freshmen is to make everything is covered and be prepared for anything that comes your way. Also, have a back-up plan so that you won't get stressed out during your first college experience.

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the free stuff students receive. They give out free sunglasses, t-shirts, and school paraphenelia on a daily basis. Free tutoring is also available fo rstudents who struggle in their classes.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    UAH is a very difficult university acedimic wise. I would say that I brag about being a three year engineering student.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.


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  14. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Going to this school I could save money as well as get a good engineering degree, so it seemed to be the best option.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The general stereotype of the students at UAH (The University of Alabama in Huntsville) is that we are not party goers. UAH is the least wild major university in Alabama, and the students attending tend to have chosen UAH over the other schools because they care more about getting an education than having a wild social life.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about UAH (The University of Alabama in Huntsville), for me, is the strength of the technical sciences and engineering fields and courses. The math, physics, and chemistry courses all have been very informative, and I personally feel like I have gained a good grasp of the concepts. The connections the university has with nearby companies and research facilities also allows students to have easy access to work life in their field. The school could improve by providing more food venues for students. I find myself eating pizza too often on campus. The size of classes at UAH are very reasonable. The largest class I have had has consisted of 110 students. Being part of an engineering club makes me spend most of my time in a lab of one the research buildings on campus. Being an engineering major, I spend most of my classes in the Technology Hall. The biggest controversy was the shooting that happened two years ago on campus. It stirred up many questions on whether UAH's relatively quite campus was safe or not. A more recent controversy would be whether UAH was going to abandon the hockey program. Students especially did not like this because hockey was one of the few sports we actually had. Launching a high altitude weather balloon was one of the most memorable experiences so far, because I wrote the program that collected the data from the flight and seeing it work was pretty awesome. Students most often complain about the food, and the lack of a party environment on campus.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The technical clubs are the most popular among my friends. The Engineering clubs on campus have a lot to offer. The Space Hardware Club is the group I am involved in, and it primarily deals with the main aspects dealing with satellites and rockets as well has high altitude ballooning. This clubs gives great experience with computers, engineering design, and presentations about the designs. Sports are not hugely popular at UAH; however, students were upset when the administration was planning to drop the hockey program. It seems everybody at UAH is in a relationship with somebody. You have to be careful not to make a move on somebody who is taken. Most of my friends I have met through study groups and the Space Hardware Club. Halloween parties happen every year as well as hide seek type game Zombies vs. Humans. I do not know much about it. Parties are common on weekends of importance like Halloween and throughout the semester, but I would highly doubt seeing one on a week night. I have a good friend in a sorority and it seems to take up her time. Last weekend I attended a New Years party with some of my buddies from other schools. There are often basketball games or other sporting events on the weekends, as well as concerts on campus. I have a band that plays every weekend. My friends and I also will go up to Mano Sano State Park and hike.

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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    The classes at UAH (The University of Alabama in Huntsville) are relatively small. The largest class I have been has consisted of 110 students. However, I know a professor in the nursing department who has told me that she has taught a class of about 250 students. Because of this aquatinting oneself with professors is easy. My favorite class so far has been Engineering Dynamics. The professor who taught was extremely thorough, and made the class very enjoyable. My least favorite class would have to be General Chemistry Two. While the teacher provided many opportunities to study outside of class, the tests he gave were extremely difficult with averages in the 50's. However, while I felt like I was struggling in the class, I was able to score in the 86th percentile on the ACS National exam. One social connection I make in school is through study groups. This is how I have actually met most of my college friends. The most unique class I have taken has been the Introduction Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering course. It required tons of time, but taught many major team building skills because of the team design project. Students are very helpful on campus and very willing to study with others. Competition has benefits by raising the bar, but it can also create a stressful environment. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at UAH is very strong and geared well to providing student with real experiences. I was able to receive a co-op position with ease through the career development center and the university's career fair. Also the department outreaches to the clubs on campus providing them with support.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending University of Alabama in Huntsville receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 40% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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