University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

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University of Alabama in Huntsville can be found in Huntsville, AL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Alabama in Huntsville has an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1237 (25th percentile) - 1490 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 25 (25th percentile) - 31 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into UAH. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UAH average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.71 for accepted students. UAH sends acceptance letters to about 80 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 34 percent registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UAH Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Alabama in Huntsville was reported as 82.6% in Fall 2020 with over 5,300 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UAH ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • UAH Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Alabama in Huntsville?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to UAH is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Alabama in Huntsville has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.3%
  • 2017-2018: 81.2%
  • 2018-2019: 80.9%
  • 2019-2020: 82.6%
  • Projected UAH Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 75.4%

How Does UAH Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Alabama in Huntsville is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Oakwood University64.7%
Alabama A & M University91.8%
Sewanee-The University of the South66.7%
University of North Alabama88.8%
Jacksonville State University54.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UAH (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading617 - 720
Math620 - 770
Total Score1237 - 1490
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math24 - 30
Composite Score25 - 31
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