University of Montevallo


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Alabama


When the University of Montevallo first opened its doors in 1896, its mission was to train women to be self-sufficient. Today it is a small co-ed university with a liberal arts emphasis. Montevallo prides itself on quality teaching and the high level of interaction between students and faculty. As a public university, Montevallo represents an amazing value for the student who wants to attend an intimate and attractive liberal arts college without the price tag of small private colleges. Located about 25 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, the campus center is a National Historic District.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Heath and Physical Education, History, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3023
Total Grad Students: 511
Undergraduate Students: 2512
Faculty: 138

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 34%
Percent Female: 66%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 22%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Station 6001
Montevallo Alabama 35115


Main Email:

Main Phone: 205-665-6155

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Lynn Gurganus
Director, Admissions
(800) 292-4349

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Jim Herlihy
Director, Athletics
(205) 665-6600

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Montevallo has a minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade required for transfer credit is "D."

Credits (Min/Max):
You must have 24 semester hours to apply as a transfer student. 50% of your major must be taken at UM (30 hours after reaching senior status - 300 & 400 level courses or 25% of program total hours).

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less than 24 hours of transfer credit, Montevallo requires the submission of official standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Montevallo does not publish a requirement for the submission of letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay is required by some

Application Fee:
There is a $30 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Transfer students from a 2-year community college wishing to have their application considered for scholarships should have completed a minimum of 30 hours and apply prior to February 1st of the spring term prior to the fall term they wish to enroll.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 26
English 18 24
Math 20 28
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math 485 605
Writing 460 630

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 490

Transfers Accepted: 327

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 67%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -9%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 1155

Other Expenses: 3905

Room and Board: 6210

Tuition and Fees: 16560

Total Cost: 27830

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 8520

Total Cost – In-State: 19790

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Montevallo offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, grants and scholarships.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5667

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 75%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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