University of Alabama in Huntsville

 The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of the nation's premier research universities, offering a challenging hands-on curriculum that ensures our graduates are prepared to become tomorrow's leaders.

map showing Huntsville's location in Alabama

UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which has been named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. Its students hail from 49 U.S. states and nearly 60 countries. Included among this year’s record-setting enrollment of nearly 10,000 was an incoming freshman class with an average ACT score of 28.4 and an average GPA of 3.91. Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($57,500) and mid-career ($103,900) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.

students at Week of Welcome event

UAH offers 88 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, with colleges in EngineeringEducationHonorsNursingScienceBusinessArts, Humanities, & Social SciencesGraduate School; and Professional Studies. Its robust academic presence is complemented by a vibrant campus life featuring more than 185 student-run organizations12 fraternities and sororities, and 18 NCAA sports – including the only Division I ice hockey team in the Southeast.

student and professor in a lab

The university’s 505-acre campus, which includes 17 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for nearly $110 million in annual research expenditures, serves as the anchor tenant for the second-largest research park in the nation. It also maintains strong partnerships with federal agencies and commercial organizations that include the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, the DIA Missile and Space Intelligence Center, and the U.S. Army Materiel Command. 

Jan Davis

UAH is regularly ranked the best return on investment among all schools in Alabama, and has been named by the Brookings Institution as the best public university in the state based on the economic outcomes of its graduates. Famous UAH alumni include astronaut Dr. Jan Davis, Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, HudsonAlpha co-founder Jim Hudson, and Smarter Every Day host Destin Sandlin.