Alabama A&M University

Huntsville, AL

Alabama A&M University is known for its strong academic programs in teacher education. It is a land-grant institution, giving special, individual attention to students, meeting each student's individual needs by special tutoring for those who may not have high ACT scores or who need help in individual classes, or by a honors program for those who fit that category. Undergraduate courses are offered through the Schools of Agricultural and Environmental Science; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; and Technology. The school is an historically black university established in 1875. Its 2,001-acre campus is located in northern Alabama.

Website: www.aamu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
4,940
Undergraduate
Students
(52.3%) 2,585 Women
(47.7%) 2,355 Men
874
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
51% of 5,363 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
June 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
16-19 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,549
Out-of-state: $30,928
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,857
Out-of-state: $18,236
Room and Board
$7,302
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$11,417
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,819
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
289
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Huntsville Population
183,739
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
97.0% Black/African-American
0.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
0.9%
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
45%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 2  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only Required Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4900 Meridian Street
City, State, Zip
Huntsville, AL 35811
Phone
(256) 372-5245
Fax
(256) 372-5881
E-mail
admissions@aamu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
June 15
Application Fee
$10
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
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 5,363 applicants were admitted
Women
52% of 3,092 applicants were admitted
Men
49% of 2,271 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,332 (49%) of 2,725 admitted students enrolled
Women
696 (43%) of 1,601 admitted students enrolled
Men
636 (57%) of 1,124 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
16-19 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
4%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
53%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,549
Out-of-state: $30,928
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,857
Out-of-state: $18,236
Room and Board
$7,302
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$3,790
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001002
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,184 (98.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,134 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,106 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
93 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$11,417
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,075 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,415
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 951 (86.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,664
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 33 (3.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
47 (3.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,035

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,784 (96.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,618 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,544 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
251 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$10,708
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,244 (91.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,581
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,199 (90.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,132
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 53 (1.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
100 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,921

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,819
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Sallie Mae Smart Option Loans

Scholarships 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 Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Nursing
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
289
Part-Time Faculty
1
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
34%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Home Economics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Sciences
  • Optical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Planetary and Space Sciences
  • Plant Sciences
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Location and Setting


Huntsville Population
183,739
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
2,001 acres

Weather

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

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Huntsville
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Soccer     x x
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, soccer, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, university voices gospel choir, university choir and band, elementary/early childhood club, national alliance of business students
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,940
Women
2,585 (52.3%)
Men
2,355 (47.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,592
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
97.0% Black/African-American
0.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
0.9%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
874

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
78.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
100.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
45%
Average Starting Salary
45%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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