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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA - [UAH], HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

Huntsville, AlabamaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
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University of Alabama: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in the heart of Huntsville, Alabama, the University of Alabama is a public research university. It has the accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers masters and doctoral degrees to over 10000 students yearly. UAH is a part of a cohort representing three members of the University of Alabama System, which also includes the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

University of Alabama Rankings

As per the latest rankings of 2020, the University of Alabama has been conferred the following rankings by various ranking agencies:

  • Times Higher Education:
    • #501–600 in World University Rankings 2020
    • #401-500 in US Rankings 2020
  • National Science Foundation: The following programs were ranked in the top 25 in the country for federally financed research expenditures:
    • #5 in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
    • #9 in Economics
    • # 10 in Computer and Information Sciences
    • #11 in Atmospheric Sciences
    • #21 in Astronomy
  • US News
    • #263 in National Universities
    • #315 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
    • #128 in Top Public Schools

Highlights

College TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Endowment75.1 million USD
Student Retention Rate62.00%
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part-time; online
Campus Housing Capacity21%
Annual cost of Attendance36,833 USD
Admission Helpdeskadmissions@uah.edu

University of Alabama Campus 

University of Alabama Campus
  • The University of Alabama laid its foundation in the year 1950 and has been functioning ever since.
  • The university is spread across 505 acres of land and can accommodate more than 21% of the students through five residence halls of the university. 
  • Furthermore, Alabama is the proud home to more than 10 sororities and fraternities. 
  • There are more than 185 student-run organizations on campus.

University of Alabama Programs

  • The University of Alabama offers 44 bachelors, 30 masters and 15 PhD programs through nine colleges in more than 200 fields.
  • The most popular majors offered at the university are- Communication, Journalism, business marketing and management, Family and consumer sciences.
  • All the research programs are supported by the endowment of 79.5 million USD.
  • At least 9 departments hold professional associations, which are highly valued by the students.

University of Alabama Residence

  • The University of Alabama offers on-campus accommodation through six residence halls. 
  • It is a mandate to opt for on-campus accommodation if you are a first-year full-time undergraduate student whose permanent legal address is beyond a 30-mile radius
  • You can apply for on-campus accommodation anytime by paying a non-refundable fee of 125 USD and by signing the student housing agreement.
  • The cost of housing ranges between 3,300 and 4,000 USD depending upon the accommodation opted.
  • All students are required to purchase a meal plan from the university's dining. UAH allows you to choose between 13 meal plans
  • Since the fall season of 2019, UAH has been providing door to door service of mail and package via its new Resident Mail Room.

University of Alabama Admission Process

Before you decide to take admission at the University of Alabama, it is imperative to know the basic admission requirements and the process. Here is an admission overview for you:

Application Portal: Charger Status Account. UG applicants may apply through the Common Application too.
Application Fee: 30 USD

Academic Requirements:  For UG courses, it is optional to submit ACT or SAT scores, however, a minimum GPA of 3.9 is required.

Here’s the student class profile of 2019 of freshmen students for your reference:

  • Applicants: 4,465
  • Total Admitted: 3,590    
  • Total Enrolled: 1,428    
  • Percentage of international students: 3%
  • Average ACT: 28.4

In case if you are applying for one of the graduate programs at the University of Alabama, you need to attain:

  • 300 on the GRE
  • a score at the 50th percentile on the MAT
  • or a 500 on the GMAT depending upon the course requirement

Supporting Documents: Transcripts and score sheets, personal statement, official bank statements, passport identity page; letters of recommendation or essay for admission are not required

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of education for one academic year is tabulated below. Please note that you may have to make additional expenses depending upon your lifestyle.

ExpensesCost in USD
Tuition and fees21,480
Books and supplies1,956
Room and board9,748
Other expenses3,649
Cost of attendance36,833

Financial Aid

  • More 93% of students receive financial aid in the form of scholarships and aid
  • Around 31% of students receive merit-based aids of an average amount of 10,675 USD.
  • Financial aid for international students is available for entering freshmen, present Students, and transfer students.
  • All the scholarships are either competitive or merit-based
  • The scholarship applications are assessed holistically based upon academic interests and accomplishments, special talents, and leadership quality.
  • In view of less number of scholarships offered by the University of Alabama, you may seek other international student scholarship to study in the USA

University of Alabama Alumni

Alumni of the University of Alabama are offered a number of benefits like career offers, Valuable discounts and deals, free UAH library access and 60-day books checkout facility, monthly newsletters, cover letter development, along with transcript services. The alumni are also encouraged to join the university's initiative C.H.A.R.G.E., which promotes career engagement and hiring prospects. 

A few notable alumni: Werner J. A. Dahm-Professor of Aerospace Engineering at The University of Michigan; Jan Davis-Astronaut (STS-47); John Hendricks-Founder and chairman of Discovery Communications. 

University of Alabama Placement

The University of Alabama has an employment rate of 79% and offers placement for students based on the scores of standardized tests: AP/IB/CLEP credit and previous college credit.  The graduates of the university earn a salary that ranges from 15,080 to 110,000 on an annual basis. Furthermore, there are many other post-degree opportunities in the USA that you may explore as an international student for a flourishing career.

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University of Alabama Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population9897
FAFSA Code001055
Application Cost$30
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$25,638 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score120510801330 2%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605550660-
Mathematics600530670-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282531 96%
English292533-
Mathematics272429-

University of Alabama Acceptance Rate

81.2%

Acceptance Rate

4454

Total Applicants

9897

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

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43.9%

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Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program81.2%
Total Applicants9257
Total Enrolled7519
Graduate
Graduate Programs81.2%
Total Applicants2928
Total Enrolled2378

University of Alabama Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Alabama Enrollment9897
Undergraduate Enrollment7519
Graduate Enrollment2378
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate49.6%

Attendance Cost

$25,638

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$23,412 / Year
Post Graduate Program$25,638 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,956 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$9,748 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,697 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,748 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,697 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,578 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,697 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
842853713057384
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    RANKED  #501 - #600

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    RANKED  #401 - #500

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    Charger Village0.11 Km
    Bradford at Benchmark WB0.11 Km
    Holmes at Ben Graves EB0.28 Km
    Bradford at Benchmark EB0.6 Km
    Holmes at Austin0.69 Km
    Holmes at Ben Graves WB0.71 Km
    Holmes at Karter WB0.74 Km
    John's Store EB1.03 Km
    North Campus Housing1.32 Km
    John's Store WB813.96 Km
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    Book Store

    UAH University Bookstore0.22 Km
    Infinity College Bookstore1.07 Km
    Booklegger Books1.08 Km
    Follett Corporation1.82 Km
    Calhoun CC Huntsville Campus Bookstore (Located in Student Center)1.83 Km
    Yellow Book2.17 Km
    Barnes & Noble3.21 Km
    Impact Ministries3.68 Km
    Bookshelf3.74 Km
    Books-A-Million3.82 Km
    Oakwood University Bookstore3.89 Km
    Schoolcraft4.38 Km
    Deep Comics & Games4.46 Km
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    FYE5.13 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Jerrerd T. Leatherwood, RPH1.16 Km
    Clearview Pharmacy1.7 Km
    Sam's Club Pharmacy2.07 Km
    Lincare Infusion2.52 Km
    Lincare2.88 Km
    Omnicare3.42 Km
    Costco Pharmacy3.96 Km
    Walmart Pharmacy4.1 Km
    CVS Pharmacy4.26 Km
    Kroger Pharmacy4.57 Km
    Publix Pharmacy at Twickenham Square5.15 Km
    Lea S. Eiland, PharmD5.17 Km
    Lisa C. Winkler, DPH5.17 Km
    Danna M. Williams, RPH5.17 Km
    Ambulatory Clinic Pharmacy5.17 Km
    CVS5.75 Km
    Pharmacy First5.81 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Plaza Shopping Center1.31 Km
    Huntsville West Shopping Center1.48 Km
    Estilo Latino1.74 Km
    The Gallery1.94 Km
    Madison Plaza2.35 Km
    University Plaza2.83 Km
    Bridge Street Town Centre3.27 Km
    ANNA NAILS SALON3.28 Km
    Oakwood Shopping Center3.89 Km
    Enterprise Plaza4.03 Km
    Westside Centre4.28 Km
    Oak Park Shopping Center4.42 Km
    The Shops at Merchants Walk4.85 Km
    Sunglass Hut5.18 Km
    The Foxy Brow5.85 Km
    Westbury Square6.93 Km
    Whitesburg Plaza Shopping Center7.49 Km
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    Restaurant

    Papa John's Pizza1.43 Km
    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant2.16 Km
    Subway2.16 Km
    The Nook2.98 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza3.1 Km
    Cinemark Bridge Street and XD3.15 Km
    Connors Steak & Seafood3.23 Km
    Bar Louie - Bridge Street Town Centre3.24 Km
    Jason's Deli4.09 Km
    IHOP4.14 Km
    Logan's Roadhouse4.36 Km
    Cotton Row5.03 Km
    Nori Japan5.19 Km
    Subway Restaurants5.8 Km
    Grille 295.82 Km
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    Super Market

    ALDI1.53 Km
    Walmart Neighborhood Market1.85 Km
    Family Dollar3.02 Km
    La Congeneida Mexican Supermarket3.15 Km
    La iluminaria tienda latina3.16 Km
    Redstone Arsenal Commissary3.33 Km
    Walmart Supercenter4.11 Km
    Whole Foods Market4.78 Km
    Star Super Market - Huntsville5.99 Km
    Walmart6.21 Km
    The Fresh Market7.36 Km
    Publix Super Market at Piedmont Point Shopping Center7.62 Km
    Far East Super Market7.76 Km
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    Airport

    Redstone NDB HUA 2875.3 Km
    The Huntsville Hospital Heliport5.42 Km
    yBoggle Travel6.23 Km
    Huntsville Field Heliport6.43 Km

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