The University of Alabama in Huntsville: Narrative Description

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301 Sparkman Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35899
Tel: (256)824-1000; 800-UAH-CALL; Admissions: (256)824-6426; Fax: (256)824-6073; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Alabama System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1950. Setting: 376-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $18.9 million. Research spending 2002-03: $38.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6333 per student. Total enrollment: 7,051. Faculty: 447 (277 full-time, 170 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,785 applied, 88% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 6 National Merit Scholars, 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,873 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 1,608 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 55 other countries, 14% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 27% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 76% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Oakwood College, Athens State College, John C. Calhoun State Community College. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $926 per term part-time. State resident tuition: $4126 full-time, $926 per term part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8702 full-time, $1945 per term part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5000. College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 111 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 7% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Association for Campus Entertainment, Circle K International, Anointed Voices, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Major annual events: homecoming, Fallfest, Springfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,042 college housing spaces available; 880 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University of Alabama in Huntsville Library with 277,878 books, 735,299 microform titles, 1,120 serials, 2,677 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.5 million. 960 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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