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.
UAH offers 88 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 Studies. Its robust academic presence is complemented by a vibrant campus life featuring more than 185 student-run organizations, 12 fraternities and sororities, and 18 NCAA sports – including the only Division I ice hockey team in the Southeast.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is one of America’s premier doctoral-granting, research-intensive universities, situated in the heart of beautiful North Alabama.
UAH supports our students and alumni by offering complete career services:
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The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) seeks to enhance the academic mission of the University through institutional effectiveness, by supporting and strengthening the assessment and planning process, and data management operations at UAH.
We support UAH faculty, staff, and students by offering more than a million printed publications and access to thousands more online publications and resources. We also offer a range of services including reference services, instruction sessions, group study rooms, A/V areas, and printing.
Of course, the best way to connect with your fellow students is by living on campus. Our suite-style residence halls offer a vibrant and inclusive environment that inspires academic achievement, encourages personal development, celebrates diversity, and promotes student leadership and involvement.
Learn more about the many resources at UAH dedicated to your academic, personal, and professional success!
At UAH, we have plenty of ways for you to get involved outside the classroom! These include our 200+ registered student organizations, our active Fraternity and Sorority community, our sports and recreational programs, and our Student Government Association, among many others.
It is a very small school but it helps you get really involved.