University Of Alabama In Huntsville

University Of Alabama In Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville, also called UA Huntsville or UAH, is a coeducational, public university situated in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1969. UA Huntsville is well-known for its science and engineering programs, especially its programs in atmospheric science and astrophysics.

The university offers enrollment to more than 7,000 students. UA Huntsville offers doctoral, master, and baccalaureate degree programs through its five colleges:

  • Administrative Science
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts
  • Nursing
  • Science

UA Huntsville's mascot is the Chargers. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The athletics department fields ice hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, baseball, track & field, and tennis teams. Renowned alumni of UA Huntsville are Jan Davis, astronaut; John S. Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications; and Jim Hudson, founder of Hudson-Alpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville , AL 35899
General Phone: (256) 824-6120

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UA Hunstville Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering322engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses
Business and Management275accounting, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing, business management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine202registered nursing, various nursing
Liberal Arts145foreign language and literature, history, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology
Computer Science and Engineering106computer engineering, computer and info science
Science101biology, biotechnology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics
Art Studies30art studies
Education and Teaching29elementary school teaching, ESL instruction
Therapy and Counseling26psychology
Mathematics18mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Family and Social Work5public administration

Number of programs and degrees for UA Hunstville in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree32218
Bachelor's degree88929
Doctor's degree3712
Postbaccalaureate certificate297
Post-master's certificate11

UA Hunstville Student Body

In 2007-2008, UA Hunstville had a total enrollment of 7,264 students (5,837 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 78%
Graduate 22%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 13%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 22%
25-29 16%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown3%
(International Students)1%

UA Hunstville Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 58 %

UA Hunstville Room and Board (2007)

UA Hunstville offers campus housing for 1,215 of its 5,837 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Huntsville, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

UA Hunstville Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480620
SAT Math500630
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT24%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

UA Hunstville Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,952
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,092
Room and board $ 6,576
Room charge $ 4,290
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,950
Books and supplies $ 1,042
Other expenses $ 3,306

Financial Aid:
UA Hunstville participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 105500)

UA Hunstville Faculty

UA Hunstville has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4926
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3356

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year16$128,7604$113,821
Associate professorcalendar year5$105,3605$82,526
Assistant professorcalendar year1*2*
Lecturercalendar year4$67,7509$40,003
All faculty totalcalendar year26$112,18420$68,207

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year51$102,3654$102,802
Associate professoracademic year54$79,88728$72,863
Assistant professoracademic year47$66,45738$57,956
Instructoracademic year0*7$57,943
Lectureracademic year9$46,61018$39,686
All faculty totalacademic year161$81,22695$60,775

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UA Hunstville Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5059109

UA Hunstville Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets UA Hunstville Apart:

% of degrees in engineering
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%UA Hunstville % of degrees in engineering
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%UA Hunstville Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%UA Hunstville Number of students
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%UA Hunstville Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%UA Hunstville % of degrees in computer science and engineering
% of degrees in mathematics
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%UA Hunstville % of degrees in mathematics
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%UA Hunstville Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%UA Hunstville Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%UA Hunstville % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%UA Hunstville % of degrees in science

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers athletic scholarships
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