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University of Alabama in Huntsville is a public institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

100 Undergraduate Degrees
66 Graduate Degrees
$31,585 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

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University of Alabama in Huntsville Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAH.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#95 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Alabama in Huntsville?

Location of University of Alabama in Huntsville

Contact details for UAH are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, AL 35899
Phone: 256-824-6120

How Do I Get Into UAH?

You can apply to UAH online at:

Admission Requirements for UAH

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAH?

81% Acceptance Rate
42% Of Accepted Are Women
2% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Alabama in Huntsville is 81%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 58% of accepted students are men and 42% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

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 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 530 to 670 )
UAH received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 25 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 24 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alabama in Huntsville  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford University of Alabama in Huntsville?

$31,585 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAH is $31,585. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 5.9%. 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.

University of Alabama in Huntsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
42% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 7,989 undergraduate students at UAH, with 6,749 being full-time and 1,240 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAH

There are also 1,999 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,749 full-time undergraduates at UAH, 58% are male and 42% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAH

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alabama in Huntsville students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAH Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 246
Black or African American 554
Hispanic or Latino 373
White 4,859
International Students 171
Other Races/Ethnicities 546

Geographic Diversity

Alabama students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alabama in Huntsville. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 52 countries are represented at UAH. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Alabama in Huntsville

638 Took All Classes Online
2,682 Took At Least One Class Online
24.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UAH. In 2017-2018, 2,682 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAH has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of UAH

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alabama in Huntsville was 24.6%. This is the #507 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAH regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAH ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAH.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer & IS Security #21
Information Technology #34

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Alabama in Huntsville Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 100 32 132
Computer & IS Security 0 34 34
TOTAL 100 66 166


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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