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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,940
   Women 2,585 (52.3%)
   Men 2,355 (47.7%)
Graduate Students 874
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 370-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 380-470 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 16-19 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA        
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $17,986
Out-of-state: $26,494
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,456
Out-of-state: $17,964
  Room and Board $7,030
Average Percent of Need Met 74%
Average Freshman Award $11,417
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 241
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Huntsville Population 183,739
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 50% of women participate
Fraternities 50% of men participate
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