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University of Alabama in Huntsville

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville is located in Huntsville, Alabama and is commonly known as UA Huntsville. This university is a part of the Alabama educational system and is an extension of the University of Alabama.

UA Huntsville was founded in 1950 and became part of the UA system in 1969. UA Huntsville offers over 67 programs of study where a prospective student can earn a degree of their choice. UA Huntsville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and because of their accreditation, UA Huntsville has the power to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees to its’ students.

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University of Alabama- Huntsville has a liberal student acceptance policy. Each application is evaluated on a case by case basis with final decisions on admittance determined by a students’ GPA grade point average (GPA) and their ACT or SAT score. The university also requires writing scores from the ACT and SAT from all incoming freshmen. Once the student decides to apply to UA Huntsville, they must have their test scores sent to the undergraduate admissions office along with their most recent high school transcripts.

UA Huntsville offers the choice of applying for admittance online, by US mail or in person. When applying for admissions, it is important for students to complete a scholarship application to be considered for any scholarships offered by UA-Huntsville. The university offers a number of scholarships, and all of the details with regard to qualifications and applications can be found on the UA Huntsville website.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to complete the application for admission and the application for scholarships. All SAT and ACT scores must be sent to the schools’ office of undergraduate admission. All colleges or universities attended by the potential transfer student must send an official transcript to the office of the Registrar at UA Huntsville. The transcripts will then be evaluated and a determination will be made as to which courses, if any, will transfer into the student’s desired program.

International Students

Prospective international students are encouraged to start as early as possible arranging and completing paperwork for admissions. There are several documents that the student must have in place before an application can begin to be processed, which includes immigration and financial documents.

Students who wish to transfer from abroad to UA Huntsville must have their official transcripts sent to the university and translated to English. Also attached should be a detailed course description of the program of study so transfer credits can be applied. For additional information, international students are encouraged to visit the UA Huntsville website and contact the Office of Admissions with additional questions.

Financial Aid

UA Huntsville has several ways for students to finance their education, including scholarships, grants, loans, veterans’ assistance and student employment. Grants, such as the Pell Grant, do not have to be paid back. Grants are typically available only to undergraduate students who have not earned any other degrees.

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is another form of financial aid that does not have to be paid back. This grant is for students who can demonstrate financial need, which is why the SEOG is made available to those students who have a very low expected family Ccontribution (EFC) as it relates to financing their education.

Each student is encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible to help cover the cost of their education. The application is free and can be obtained online at the FAFSA website. This option assists students in obtaining any federal student loans that are available. Students are required to pay federal student loans back. Each student who obtains a student loan will sign a promissory note. The promissory note is a legal and binding contract.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3974th for the average student loan amount.
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The University of Alabama- Huntsville offers on-campus housing for its students. Each residential hall has its own Resident Advisor (RA) that is capable of assisting students as they adjust to campus life, particularly freshmen and new transfer students. These advisors are knowledgeable about the university and are able to help make the transition from home to college much easier.

The Office of Student Affairs is an office dedicated to the welfare of UA-Huntsville students. One of the primary goals of the Office is to bring about universal collectiveness to all students regardless of their school or degree level, and to provide support to maximize each student’s college experience.

UA Huntsville encourages each student to get involved as being involved enhances the overall college experience by connecting the student to his or her passions and to other students as well. Currently, there are many educational, auxiliary and social organizations available at the university. There is something for everyone; from spiritual organizations, to cultural awareness, sports, and performing arts.

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The University of Alabama-Huntsville has a National Alumni Association with more than 30,000 active members nationwide. The alumni office is governed by a board who actively participates in the functioning of the school. The alumni office is very important to UA as it supports the school financially and is highly involved in the recruitment process of new students and private donors.

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As a part of UA Huntsville’s belief in academic achievement, the university offers an honors program. There are certain requirements for admittance into the program; however, each student is encouraged to apply. Upon successful completion of the student’s program of study, the student will receive an Honors Diploma.

UA Huntsville understands and respects family values. The faculty of the University understands that a students’ success is partly due to parental involvement. UA-Huntsville has established a unique open line of communication between students and parents. Parents are encouraged to sign up for the pen pal program where they are kept in the know and are always informed of campus happenings. Orientation for parents is offered along with a parent weekend. In addition, the University has established a Fund Program for Parents.

The parent orientation event is geared towards assisting parents in adjusting to the change of their child transitioning from home to college. Orientation allows parents to meet other parents, find out more about what their student will experience, and to have the AU-Huntsville experience overall. The family weekend offered by AU is a yearly event. The main purpose is to support the students and their family by welcoming them to a great beginning through celebration and by providing a host of fun filled activities.


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  • University of Alabama-Huntsville. University of Alabama-Huntsville Campus Housing. Web. 15 July 2011.
  • University of Alabama-Huntsville. University of Alabama-Huntsville Alumni Association. Web. 15 July 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 5th in Alabama and 299th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Alabama and 398th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 6 0.08
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 38 0.50
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.04
Arrest 17 0.22

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,049 0.58
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 13 0.01
Forcible Rape 51 0.03
Robbery 405 0.22
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,677 1.48
Larceny 6,306 3.48
Vehicle theft 766 0.42

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
GraduateSTEM dominant
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District105

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 882nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,192 $9,192 $21,506
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $346 $346 $809
FT Graduate Tuition $11,342 $11,342 $26,516
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $531 $531 $1,231
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,466 $23,466 $35,780
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,466 $23,466 $35,780
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,033 $15,033 $27,347

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $8,094 $8,794 $8,094 $8,794 $19,424 $21,108
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,567 $1,592
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,930 $8,070
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,100 $4,131
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,930 $8,070
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,100 $4,131
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,100 $4,131

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 2,054 (1,183 male / 871 female)
Admitted 1,656 (975 male / 681 female)
Admission rate 81%
First-time Enrollment 651 (396 male / 255 female)
FT Enrollment 638 (387 male / 251 female)
PT Enrollment 13 (9 male / 4 female)
Total Enrollment7,376

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Gulf South Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Gulf South Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Gulf South Conference

ACT Test Admission

218th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 94%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 30
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 22 / 28
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 23 / 29

SAT Test Admission

226th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 34%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 640
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 510 / 650
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1020 / 1290

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,680
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,753
Board Fee$2,680

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 437th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $88,021 ($98,534 male / $64,502 female)
Number of FT Faculty 312 (191 male / 121 female)
Number of PT Faculty 476
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $10,792,058

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