Alabama State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alabama


Alabama State University is a public, historically black university located on a 135-acre campus in Montgomery, a city with a rich civil rights history. Founded in 1867, the school's long history has evolved with the city's. Today, students come from 42 states and 7 countries, and they can choose from roughly 50 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Biology, business, criminal justice, and social work are particularly popular. The curriculum is supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active at the university and includes numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Alabama State Hornets, compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields seven men's and nine women's Division I sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5695
Total Grad Students: 813
Undergraduate Students: 4882
Faculty: 243

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 7%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 24%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

915 S Jackson St
Montgomery Alabama 36104


Main Email:

Main Phone: 334-229-4400

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Martha W. Pettway
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Delores Crump
Admissions Assistant: International Students - Transfer Students, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Delores Crump
Admissions Assistant: International Students - Transfer Students, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Ron Dickerson
Director of Athletics , Athletic Department

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$25 nonrefundable application fee.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 14 18
English 13 18
Math 14 16
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 360 450
Math 350 450

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 951

Transfers Accepted: 277

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 29%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 51%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -22%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2005


Books: 1600

Other Expenses: 2544

Room and Board: 5366

Tuition and Fees: 14394

Total Cost: 23904

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8082

Total Cost – In-State: 17592

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Types of Financial Aid Offered: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Grad PLUS Loan, SMART Grant, and Academic Competitiveness Grant

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants: 7441

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6281

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 82%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 78%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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