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Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,727
   Women 2,940 (62.2%)
   Men 1,787 (37.8%)
Graduate Students 591
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 46% of 9,053 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline July 31
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.80
SAT Math 430 average
370-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 430 average
380-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 17 average
15-19 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $18,286
Out-of-state: $25,222
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,720
Out-of-state: $15,656
  Room and Board $5,422
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $15,869
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 253
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Montgomery Population 205,293
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 33% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Hornets
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 13% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3% Asian
94.9% Black/African-American
1.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.4% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years .6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported