Alabama State University

915 S Jackson St, Montgomery, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    43
  • Previously Enrolled
    50

Overview of Alabama State University

About this school

Alabama State is a public, historically black university. It was founded as a Normal school in 1867, joined the state university system in 1887 and gained university status in 1969. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Education and the School of Music. Its 114-acre campus is located near downtown Montgomery.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,208
    • Men:1,597 (38.0%)
    • Women:2,611 (62.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Alabama State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
10
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
10
-
Social Studies
10
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
915 South Jackson Street
City, State, Zip
Montgomery, AL  36101-0271
Phone
(334) 229-4291
Fax
(334) 229-4984
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 31
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
98% of 6,842 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1100 admitted students enrolled
Men
684 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.90
375 And Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
22%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
428 average |375-481 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
2%
• Score 500 - 600
28%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
18%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
434 average |380-485 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
3%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
49%
• Score 300 - 400
13%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |16-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
37%
• Score 12 - 17
58%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $11,068|Out-of-state: $19,396
  • Room & Board: - $6,050 (54.790798768339066%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (14.490128599891325%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,392 (30.719072631769606%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Alabama State University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001005
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
780 (80.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
779 (99.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
756 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
234 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$16,694
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 651 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,764
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 591 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,708
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 280 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
9 (.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,803

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,722 (96.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,643 (97.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,611 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,687 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$16,124
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,136 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,368
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,039 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,191
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,816 (50.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (1.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,364

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,691
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,687

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


232

Part-Time Faculty


213

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


33%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
512,449

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
805
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Alabama State University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


23.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


28.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (31)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Accountancy, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (26)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Education
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


205,293

Nearest Metropolitan Area


172 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
35.8 average low in January, 89.4 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Montgomery
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Montgomery
Nearest Train Station
92 mile(s) from campus in Birmingham

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


34% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


66%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornets
School Colors
Black and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Alabama State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha kappa alpha sorority inc, empower ministry, nu alpha nu service fraternity inc, gamma sigma sigma national service sorority inc, delta sigma theta sorority inc

Sororities


27% of women participate

Fraternities


13% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,866

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,208
Women
2,611
Men
1,597

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.3% Asian
  • 94.7% Black/African-American
  • 1.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 1.6% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


1.1% from 24 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


552

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