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.

Website: www.alasu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
3,903
Undergraduate
Students
(62.9%) 2,455 Women
(37.1%) 1,448 Men
510
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
98% of 7,588 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.05
SAT Math
420-510 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
480 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,260
Out-of-state: $30,588
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,068
Out-of-state: $19,396
Room and Board
$6,050
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$17,575
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$3,376
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
227
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Montgomery Population
205,293
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hornets
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
94.5% Black/African-American
1.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 10  
Science    
Foreign Language 10  
Social Studies 10  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
915 South Jackson Street
City, State, Zip
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
Phone
(334) 229-4291
Fax
(334) 229-4984
E-mail
admissions@alasu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
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
Available

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


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
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
98% of 7,588 applicants were admitted
Women
98% of 5,320 applicants were admitted
Men
96% of 2,268 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,784 (24%) of 7,412 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,141 (22%) of 5,229 admitted students enrolled
Men
680 (31%) of 2,183 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
3.05
3.75 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 Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
420-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
51%
Score of 300 - 400
13%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
480 average
440-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
7%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18 average
16-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
57%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 0%
Top quarter: 16%
Top half: 60%
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: $22,260
Out-of-state: $30,588
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,068
Out-of-state: $19,396
Room and Board
$6,050
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Other Expenses
$3,392
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@alasu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001005
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
804 (80.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
791 (99.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
757 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
246 (31.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$17,575
Need-Based Gift
Received by 637 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,794
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 655 (78.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,865
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 321 (37.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,055

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,587 (96.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,513 (97.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,481 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,728 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$16,925
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,005 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,606
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,060 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,327
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,802 (50.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
55 (1.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,478

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
85%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$3,376
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
 

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
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other 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
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
227
Part-Time Faculty
182
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
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


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
514,991
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 Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Science, Master of Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • History
  • Mathematics Education
  • Microbiology
  • Music Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Education--General
  • Microbiology

Location and Setting


Montgomery Population
205,293
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
172 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 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 in College Housing
34% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

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
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
Hornets
School Colors
Black and old gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, alabama state university marching band, alpha kappa alpha sorority inc, empower ministry, nu alpha nu service fraternity 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


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,903
Women
2,455 (62.9%)
Men
1,448 (37.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
3,643
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
94.5% Black/African-American
1.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
1.7% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.0% from 24 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
510

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
24.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
28.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
79%
Average Starting Salary
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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