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The University of Alabama in Huntsville holds college or program accreditations from the following accreditation commissions:
Public, Higher Education Institution
Sabrina Williams, Director International Student Recruitment
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. ( 360 Video tour )
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 9,100 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 ($54,000) and mid-career ($98,500) salary than most of their peers across Alabama.
UAH offers nearly 90 degree programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate level, with colleges in Engineering; Education; Honors; Nursing; Science; Business; Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; Graduate School; and Professional & Continuing Studies. Its robust academic presence is complemented by a vibrant campus life featuring more than 170 student-run organizations, 13 fraternities and sororities, and 18 NCAA sports – including the only Division I ice hockey team in the Southeast.
The university’s 505-acre campus, which includes 16 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for close to $97 million in research expenditures, serves 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.
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 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.
UAH has achieved status in the High Research Activity category by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, placing UAH among a select group of public universities in America.Learn More
Does your institution have a Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program for students?
Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students
The purpose of The University of Alabama in Huntsville RCEU program is:
Students undertake activities within a research or creative work project typically lasting for 10 to 12 weeks in the summer and under the direct supervision of a UAH full-time faculty member or researcher (including tenure-earning and tenured faculty, lecturers, and research staff with term faculty appointments). The work hours correspond to a full-time job (approx 32-40 hours per week) and will also include a stipend/allowance for living expenses. Housing will be available in University housing at the usual rates for summer occupancy.
To participate in the program, students must be enrolled as a UAH undergraduate student for either the summer or fall semester of 2017. While previous RCEU student participants can apply, preference will be given to new student applicants. Women and minority students will be encouraged to apply. Proposing faculty and researchers are requested to encourage female and minority student applicants.
A non-exclusive list of possible activities includes laboratory experiments, musical compositions, field studies, clinical projects, engineering experiments and projects, theoretical work, human behavior studies, writing projects, and visual art projects.
The program is funded through the office of the President, the office of the Provost, and the office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UAH, as well as through the College of Science, the College of Business, the College of Nursing, and the Alabama Space Grant Consortium and other sources as they become available. The Faculty Senate Finance and Resources Committee reviews RCEU proposals and makes individual awards. The committee strives to provide an equitable distribution of awards between colleges and departments.Learn More
Does your institution have an internship program?
Does your institution have a COOP program?
Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?
Booz Allen Hamilton
Crestwood Medical Center
Davidson Technologies, Inc.
DESE Research, Inc.
DIA/Missle and Space Intelligence Center
Missile Defense Agency
Northrup Grumman Corporation
The Boeing Company
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)Learn More
Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?
Hermanus, South Africa
London, United Kingdom
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?
Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?
If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?
All applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate the linguistic proficiency necessary to function in degree programs at UAH.
Track and Field
Does your institution have a service learning/community service outreach program?
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a community of “Volunteer Chargers” students, faculty, and staff members who give back to the campus and the Huntsville community on a weekly basis. Annually, the Office of Student Life hosts “Helping Hands for Huntsville” event during the fall Week of Welcome and “Can Creations” during Homecoming week.
The Office of Student Life provides UAH students numerous ways to serve the campus and the Huntsville community. These opportunities assist with the development of life skills and prepare students to become successful citizens of the world.
The Office of Student Life also organizes the Alternative Fall and Spring Break trips, providing interested students the opportunity to spend their breaks giving back to a community outside of Huntsville.
For information on upcoming volunteer opportunities or alternative break trips, please visit the UAH Student Events Calendar and read the weekly student Charger Newsletter. You can also see service opportunities on our Volunteer Chargers Service Board by visiting the Student Life portion of my.uah.edu
Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 77%
Total Graduate Enrollment: 33%
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 521
Total Faculty 319
Does your institution issue I20 for F1 visa status and/or DS2019 for J1 visa status?
If yes, does your institution offer employment based immigration support services such as H1b, TN, LPR, etc. for employment?
The International Student and Scholar Services is a committed advocate for The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s international community and provides a safe and confidential setting where individuals can receive assistance regarding their needs and concerns. Our primary responsibility is to assist F-1 students, UAH sponsored J students and scholars, and individuals sponsored by UAH for employment purposes with the processes required to be enrolled as a student or hired as an employee of UAH.
We recognize the importance of balancing responsibility to the institution; to international students, faculty, and scholars; and to the appropriate government agencies. To that end, we strive to be a liaison between UAH sponsored employees, researchers, and students and a highly complex government bureaucracy.
We ensure the university is SEVIS compliant and that F students and J students and scholars have appropriate information and guidance necessary to maintain their status in the U.S.
Our many services include:
|Category||$ Per Year||$ Per Semester|
|Undergraduate tuition (per semester)*||--||$10,278 (approximate cost per semester)|
|Graduate tuition (per semester)*||--||$11,485 (approximate cost per semester)|
|Room and Board (per semester)*||--||$3,355 (approximate; fall and spring)|
|Required Fees (per year)||$1,850 (approximate cost per year)||--|
|Average Book Expense (per year)||$1,956 (approximate cost per year)||--|
Does your institution offer financial aid (scholarships, institutional aid, etc.) for admitted international students?
Competitive Scholarships are made available to students through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. Student eligibility is based on a variety of criteria including academic interests and achievements, special talents, and demonstrated leadership. The UAH Scholarship Application is used to determine eligibility for all competitive scholarships. The priority deadline for submission of this application is December 15. With their competitive nature, undergraduate and graduate students are urged to apply soon after admission to the University.
Graduate students with exceptional GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are automatically considered for a Graduate Student Fellowship Scholarship, providing up to 30% off of tuition. No scholarship application is required. Visit our scholarship website for more information.
Graduate assistantships provide financial assistance to graduate students as they pursue a degree. There are two kinds of assistantships: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA). GTAs share the faculty’s responsibility for teaching, whereas GRAs do research under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate assistants must be registered for at least 9 semester hours of graduate credit courses in the Spring and Fall (6 hours in the Summer) in which they hold an appointment. In return, the university will pay for tuition and fees for up to 12 hours per semester.