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.
UAH is a public Tier 1 national university located in Huntsville, AL, which Southern Living recently named one of the best college towns in the South. Its students hail from almost all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. Included among this year’s record-setting enrollment of nearly 8,500 was an incoming freshman class with both the highest average ACT score (27.6) and GPA (3.81) in the school’s history. Once they graduate, these students typically go on to earn a higher average starting ($55,500) and mid-career ($94,000) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.
In November 1949, Huntsville’s leaders learned that their lengthy campaign to open an extension center in the city had been approved by the University of Alabama. Three months later, in what later became Stone Middle School, the new University of Alabama Huntsville Center began offering ten freshman-level classes. Enrollment was 137 students, many veterans of the Second World War whose G.I. Bills covered the Center’s tuition of $4 per credit hour.
UAH is home to nearly 8,500 students from across the country – and the world. But while our student body may be diverse, our campus community is nothing short of inclusive! That’s because we make campus housing available to all first-year students, which allows strong peer-to-peer friendships to grow from day one.
But being a Charger is about more than just fitting in; it’s about standing out and being a leader on campus and in the community. To help, we’ve created a strong leadership program to enable you to excel outside of the classroom and make a smooth transition from collegian to careerist – skills you can also learn by joining one of UAH’s many student-run organizations or holding a position in the Student Government Association. No matter what role you choose, at UAH your student experience is just as valuable as your education.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a research-intensive, internationally recognized technological university serving Alabama and beyond. Our mission is to explore, discover, create, and communicate knowledge, while educating individuals in leadership, innovation, critical thinking, and civic responsibility and inspiring a passion for learning.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville will be a preeminent, comprehensive, technological research-intensive university known for inspiring and instilling the spirit of discovery, the ability to solve complex problems, and a passion for improving the human condition – a university of choice where technology and human understanding converge.
|Integrity and Respect||We are guided by principles of ethics, treat others with deferential regard, and are civil in our interactions.|
|Diligence and Excellence||We work hard and are tireless in the pursuit of our goals and achieving outcomes of the highest quality.|
|We honor the individual. We celebrate differences and use them to create unity.|