UAH is a public national university located in Huntsville, AL, which Southern Living recently named one of the best college towns in the South. Its students hail from all 50 U.S. states and almost 70 countries. Included among this year’s record-setting enrollment of over 9,700 was an incoming freshman class with the highest average ACT score (28.5) in the school’s history and an average GPA of 3.88. 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.
The university’s 505-acre campus, which includes 16 high-tech research centers and labs responsible for $99 million in annual research expenditures, serves as 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.
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