University of Alabama - Huntsville

634 reviews
  1. Huntsville, AL
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Alabama - Huntsville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
301 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35899
Website

University of Alabama - Huntsville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
1050-1320
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,270/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,224/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,849/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,820/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,107/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,304Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Focused
    39%
  • Study-holics
    39%
  • Great Influences
    7%
  • Well Rounded
    7%
  • Fun-loving!
    4%
  • Wild cards
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Engineering
    49%
  • Academic
    20%
  • Nerd central
    20%
  • Community based
    3%
  • More like home than you think
    3%
  • Student Hating
    3%
  • You get out what you put in
    3%

After University of Alabama - Huntsville

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

Reviews

634 reviews
  • Excellent
    93
  • Very Good
    251
  • Average
    227
  • Poor
    44
  • Terrible
    19
Living on campus my freshmen was awesome! I wouldn't change it for the world. Living in CCRH was great, eventhough it is the oldest dormitory on campus. The faults in the building such as the elevators made it even more fun and funny, added character to the building, and added to the freshmen experience. The building only contained freshmen so it made me feel better being surrounded by people who are on the same level as I was and could understand the adjustments I had to make to feel comfortable in a new environment on my own. The RA's were very nice and wiling to help me with anything I needed. Staying on campus was the best experience of my life; period.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
Great Place for All People! Also known as the Rocket City, it's no surprise that Huntsville is home to many engineers. It's also no surprise that the largest academic department at UAH is the engineering department. This doesn't mean that Huntsville is full of nerds though. The entire city and surrounding suburbs have experienced rapid growth over the past decade. Huntsville offers the basics that every city should: multiple malls and department stores, hundreds of restaurants, numerous sports and recreation facilities all over town, and plenty of other entertainment venues like movie theaters and bars. Overall, Huntsville is a great place for students. Not only are most people friendly, but the job market for students seeking professional positions is great. The fact that the U.S. Army and DoD have a base helps a ton with internships, plus all of the private contracting industries - Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Teledyne Brown, TVA, etc - are ready and willing to hire young professionals from UAH. And if Huntsville doesn't offer enough for you, there's always Madison, Hampton Cove, and the other nearby suburbs!
  • College Senior
  • Aug 3 2011
The living spaces on campus are good, but there are certainly issues. There is a variety of types of living accommodations, ranging from the standard 4-bedroom suites, to the disability-accessible 3-bedroom (or 2-bedroom, depending on the dormitories) suites on each floor, to 1 and 3-bedroom apartments, to single-room studio suites. The most prominent problem is overcrowding; with the growing influx of students coming in every fall, accommodation space is becoming an increasing premium. Plans are underway to alleviate this, but nothing major has gone into effect as of yet. Central Campus Residence Hall has frequent issues with hot water, ant infestations are present across most housing, and the wireless signal service is often spotty at best.
  • College Student
  • 9 months ago