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University of Alabama--Huntsville is a public institution that was founded in 1950. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,935, its setting is city, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Alabama--Huntsville's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 184. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,094 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,424 (2011-12).
Located at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains, the University of Alabama—Huntsville campus is in the northern part of the state, about 100 miles from Nashville. Students can choose from more than 60 academic programs in the colleges of business, engineering, liberal arts, and nursing, and science and in the School of Graduate Studies. The university, sometimes shortened to UAHuntstville or UAH, offers master’s degree programs in business, engineering, and nursing, among other fields.
Outside the classroom, UAH students can get involved with more than 50 campus clubs, about a dozen fraternities and sororities, The Exponent newspaper, and student government. UAHuntstville also offers sports at the intramural, club, and varsity levels. The UAH Chargers intercollegiate teams are members of the NCAA Division II Gulf Conference and compete in about 14 sports. Notable University of Alabama—Huntsville alumni include science fiction author Travis Taylor, and founder and chairman of Discovery Communications John Hendricks, who established a scholarship for UAHuntsville history majors.
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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) is an autonomous
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Alabama--Huntsville, it's important to note the application deadline is August 22. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 22. The application fee at University of Alabama--Huntsville is $30. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||63.7%|
|Application deadline||August 22|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 22|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Alabama--Huntsville is 15:1, and the school has 39.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Alabama--Huntsville include: Engineering; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.8 percent.
University of Alabama--Huntsville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,935, with a gender distribution of 54.1 percent male students and 45.9 percent female students. At this school, 20.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Alabama--Huntsville is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of Alabama--Huntsville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Alabama--Huntsville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Alabama--Huntsville, 92 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Alabama--Huntsville.
|Students who have cars on campus||92%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Alabama--Huntsville, 54.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,195.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$8,094 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$19,424 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,930 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data