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University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

301 Sparkman Dr NW

Huntsville, AL 35805-1911

www.uah.edu

Admission Office

UAH Office of Undergraduate Admissions

301 Sparkman Drive

Huntsville, AL 35899

(256) 824-2773

Fax : (256) 824-4539

uahadmissions@uah.edu

Contact : Peggy Masters

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1854

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 58.0%

Total undergraduates : 7,989

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,497

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 82.0%

Average financial aid package : $19,460.00

In-State Tuition : $11,122.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $23,518.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 3 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : Jun 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 1

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Jul 31

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 18 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 58.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 83.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Engineering : 28.0%
Business/Marketing : 18.0%
Health Professions : 15.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Biotechnology D

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B C M
Business Administration and Management, General B M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B
Management Information Systems, General B M
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B D M
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance M
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation D M

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B

Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General D M
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering, General B D
Computer Engineering, General B D M
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D
Engineering, General M
Industrial Engineering B D
Mechanical Engineering B D

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Nursing Practice D
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B M

History
History, General B M

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics D
Mathematics, General B M

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences M
Science, Technology and Society M

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General D M
Chemistry, General B M
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Teacher Certification

Student-Designed Major

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1227 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Student web hosting available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : National Space Science and Technology Center located on campus, shared between UAH, NASA and the National Weather Service; optical observatory and radio telescope, rooftop greenhouse used for research and laboratory experiences

Geographic Location : 100 miles from Birmingham; 100 miles from Nashville, TN.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 7,989

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,497

Degree-seeking undergrads : 7,785

Graduate enrollment : 1,999

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 21

In state students : 80.0%

Out of state students : 20.0%

Part Time students : 14.0%

Percentage of males : 58.0%

Percentage of females : 42.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 1.0%

Black African American : 9.0%

Asian : 3.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 6.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 4.0%

White : 72.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 2.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

6.0% Men who Join Fraternities

7.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Charger Times

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.chargertimes.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 66.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 28.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit due : Jun 1

Housing deposit is partially refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Chargers

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Women's services

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cheerleading

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Other Sports : cycling, disc golf


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,295

Admitted : 4,372

Enrolled : 1,497

Less selective 83.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Level of Applicant's Interest

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

CLEP

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record and test scores are most important. Conditional admission may be available for applicants with evidence of serious commitment to academic pursuits who do not meet requirements for regular admission.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 38.0%

Top Quarter : 66.0%

Top Half : 82.0%

Bottom Half : 18.0%

Bottom Quarter : 2.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 8.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 5.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 3.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

500 - 599 : 67.0%

400 - 499 : 33.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 33.0%

600 - 699 : 34.0%

500 - 599 : 33.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 49.0%

24 - 29 : 35.0%

18 - 23 : 16.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 28.0%

24 - 29 : 50.0%

18 - 23 : 17.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 53.0%

24 - 29 : 30.0%

18 - 23 : 15.0%

12 - 17 : 2.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: UAH awards credit to students who have earned designated scores on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board. Awarded credits are recorded without grades or quality points, so they are not included in GPA calculations. AP credit is evaluated based on score reports directly from the testing agency. Scores presented on transcripts from other institutions cannot be evaluated. Official scores may be requested online at CollegeBoard. UAHuntsville AP codes is 1854.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Science Lab

0

2

Foreign Language

0

2

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Social Studies

0

4

Academic Electives

6

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 1.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 92.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

510 - 720

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

470 - 570

ACT Composite

25 - 31


AP & Admission Policy

From the college: UAH encourages high school students to pursue a rigorous high school program. Students who complete Advanced Placement courses are encouraged to take the AP exam and submit official score results to UAH for appropriate advanced credit. AP courses are favored in the admission decision process.

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

Dept. Review ARS 123

All

Art History

3

3

ARH 100

All

4

6

ARH 100, 101

All

Biology

3

4

BYS 119

All

4

8

BYS 119, 120

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MA 171

All

Calculus BC

3

4

MA 171

All

4

8*

MA 171, 172

All

Chemistry

3

4

CH 101, 105

All

4

4

CH 121, 125

All

5

8

CH 121, 123, 125, 126

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 102

All

Computer Science A

4

3

CS 103

Other

4

3*

ENG 101

All

Computer Science Principles

4

3

CS 102

All

Drawing

4

3

Dept. Review

All

5

3

ARS 160

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

EH 101

All

5

6

EH 101, 102

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

EH 101

All

5

6

EH 101, 102

All

Environmental Science

3

4

ESS 103

All

European History

3

3

HY 103

All

4

6

HY 103, 104

All

French Language and Culture

3

6

101, 102

All

4

9

101, 102, 201

All

5

12

101, 102, 201, 202

All

German Language and Culture

3

6

101, 102

All

4

9

101, 102, 201

All

5

12

101, 102, 201, 202

All

Human Geography

3

3

ESS 110

All

Latin

3

3

WLC 101N

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECN 142

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECN 143

All

Music Theory

3

4

MU 201, 203

All

Physics 1

3

4

PH 101

All

Physics 2

3

4

PH 102

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PH 112/115

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PH 111/114

All

Psychology

3

3

PY 101

All

Research

5

6

EH 101 & EH 102

All

Seminar

3

3

EH 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

6

101, 102

All

4

9

101, 102, 201

All

5

12

101, 102, 201, 202

All

Statistics

3

3

MA/ST 281

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

PSC 101

All

United States History

3

3

HY 221

All

4

6

HY 221, 222

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HY 103

All

4

6

HY 103, 104

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

65

3

Chemistry

48

8

College Mathematics

50

3

Financial Accounting

65

3

French I

48

5

French II

50

5

German I

48

5

German II

50

5

History of United States I

60

3

History of United States II

60

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Psychology

60

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

48

5

Spanish II

50

5

Western Civilization I

56

3

Western Civilization II

56

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 64.0%

% of loans / jobs : 36.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 63.0%

% Judged to have need : 80.0%

% that were offered aid : 80.0%

% that had need fully met : 37.0%

% of need met : 82.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $19,460.00

Avg non need-based aid : $11,780.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $11,556.00

Avg need-based loan : $5,916.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $25,922.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Jul 31

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Patrick James

Financial aid office phone : (256) 824-6942

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $437.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): $1,058.00

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$11,122.00

$11,122.00

$11,122.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$23,518.00

$23,518.00

$23,518.00

Room and board:

$10,400.00

$10,400.00

$3,350.00

Books and supplies:

$2,120.00

$2,120.00

$2,120.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,428.00

$2,428.00

$2,428.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,566.00

$1,566.00

$1,566.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$27,636.00

$27,636.00

$20,586.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$40,032.00

$40,032.00

$32,982.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Ice Hockey

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 64

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 64

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 1,664

Transfers admitted percentage: 77.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,297

Transfers enrolled percentage: 47.0%

Transfers enrolled: 796

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 62.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 38.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $50.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $23,518.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,400.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,400.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,058.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,700,116.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 104

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 89

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 62

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

International Student Adviser

Special International Student Orientation Program