C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Alabama A&M University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
4900 Meridian Street
Normal, AL 35762
Website

Alabama A&M University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Alabama A&M University

Cost

Net Price
$14,746/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,601/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,882/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,479/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,397/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,727/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.78 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.81 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,930Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Average
    37%
  • Interesting
    27%
  • Immature
    16%
  • Extra
    12%
  • Sophisticated but bound to stereotypes
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.82 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    41%
  • Challenging
    16%
  • Outstanding
    14%
  • A big mistake
    7%
  • Community oriented
    7%
  • Life Lessons
    7%
  • New student
    5%

After Alabama A&M University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.61 responses
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Alabama A&M University Reviews

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So far my experience at Alabama A&M University hasn't been all that great. Some things that I would like to see change would be the time dinner is served and when it ends. It starts at 4pm and ends at 6pm. I like to see that change to 4pm and ends at 8pm. Some students still have class at 6pm. They would not be able to be at dinner during that time. Also another thing I would like to see change would be food location on the weekends. On campus there are two cafeterias. One at the boys dorm and one at the girls dorm. Each are open during breakfast and lunch, but only the girls dorm is open for dinner. That should not be the case. That means that the boys have to go all the way across campus to get dinner on the weekends. That is a very far walk. If they serve breakfast and lunch they should also serve dinner as well. Last thing I have a problem with is the internet. IT IS VERY SLOW! I would like to see that change. Those are my problems/experiences with Alabama A&M University.
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College is whatever you wish to make it, however this school can be a hit or miss and oftentimes something of unnecessary stress. If you're wanting to focus solely on academics and fell supported by the various colleges the consistency is lackadaisical. The major that I was in was one of the hardest to complete, yet the staff was not the most supportive, lacked passion, unenthusiastic, unprofessional, and late. The technology was outdate, the building we were in was renovated on one side, but completely outdate on the other. It wasn't until graduating that there was an update to our curriculum, dropping unnecessary courses, but we were still working with outdate tools. Unless your family's history with this school runs deep, I would suggest going to University of Ala. Huntsville where you're given more programs and opportunities.
Alabama A&M University is an overall adequate institution with a satisfactory academics program. The majority of the faculty is friendly and try to assist in any way they can. There are many different clubs and organizations to join and the campus is absolutely beautiful and historic. Many different events take place on campus in order to enhance the overall student experience and encourage the students to get involved. There are also many parties locally, a nice shopping mall not too far from the campus, and a park that is walking distance from the school. There are many things, however, that need to be changed in regards to the quality of the dormitories and the overall safety of the students. The dorms are not in the best shape, and most of the time it is because of the negligence of the students. Also, with it being an open campus, anyone is able to drive and/or walk onto campus without being suspicious. The only advice that can be given is to make the best of it and excel.