Local Spotlight: The University of Alabama in Huntsville

the University of Alabama in Huntsville

We are in the middle of “unprecedented times,” and yet, the University of Alabama in Huntsville boasts a recording-setting enrollment of 10,000 students this year. Not only that, but these students have big brains! Learn more about this institute of higher learning in our hometown.

Be a Charger

With an 81% acceptance rate, the incoming class scored an average of 27.6 on the ACT and had an average GPA of 3.88. Because of its close proximity to several federal government employers like NASA, Redstone Arsenal and Cummings Research Park, students have an advantage in the fields of engineering, astronautics, and science.

But the University of Alabama in Huntsville has more than just science. There are 88 degree programs from the colleges of Engineering, Education, Honors, Nursing, Business, Science, Arts, Humanities and more. UAH also offers a healthy academic and social life balance. They have more than 185 student-run organizations, 12 fraternities and sororities, and 16 NCAA sports.

If words like “explorer, leader, visionary, problem-solver” describe you, you may find your college right here in the Rocket City.

Did you know?

UAH is a premier research university with 17 high-tech research centers and labs on the 505-acre campus. But did you know it was once ranked as number 7 on Business Insider’s 2015 list of most underrated colleges? Two factors determine this ranking: reputation and future earnings.

UAH graduates typically go on to earn a higher average starting and mid-career salary than their peers across the state. It should come as no surprise that the university consistently ranks on the “best return on investment” list.

One random fun fact about the University of Alabama in Huntsville is that one of its  16 NCAA sports is the only Division I ice hockey team in the Southeast. And another cool bragging point for the university, Team UAH is internationally renowned for its award-winning concrete canoe construction competition team.

Team UAH

Again, supporting the fact this is a school heavily invested in the sciences but with unique, fun experiences available, Team UAH has never finished lower than 9th in the National Concrete Canoe Competition. With five national Best Overall titles, they’re the only team that can claim a full sweep of the nationals in 1994.


We’ll sum this up with yet one more stand-out fact—Huntsville was once named one of the best places to live by U.S. News & World Report. For all you current and future Chargers, don’t stop using that big brain now! Tell your parents you’ve found the perfect home away from home at Summer Crossing! Its where smart, comfortable living meets smart, affordable pricing! Visit us at www.summercrossingal.com to see photos and more!

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