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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Alabama State is a public university located in Montgomery, Alabama. As a historically black college, Alabama State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,643 undergraduate students. The Alabama State acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Rehabilitation and Therapy, Communications, and Criminal Justice and Safety Studies. Graduating 30% of students, Alabama State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,600.
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
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About Alabama State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference

Alabama State University Rankings

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

Alabama State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1030
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,029/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,011/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.74 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,643Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
260
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Local
    33%
  • Loud
    8%
  • Different
    6%
  • Extremely loud
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.105 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • HBCU
    60%
  • HBCU that can be ghetto
    15%
  • I love my HBCU I said I love my HBCU
    11%
  • Unique
    7%
  • Ghetto
    4%
  • Not what it seems
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses
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Alabama State, in my opinion is a great HBCU! The student body and staff act as a family. We have great staff members that really show a great amount of support to students. There are minor things about the school such as how they choose to spend the money around campus and with financial aid. We need another dormitory because we have so many students that attend! When it is time to apply for housing it is complete war! Once housing runs out there is always a long waiting list to see who ends up not showing up to their room when school starts back. My experience freshman year with housing was that the online portal to housing had crashed and my friend called me and told me there was no more housing within the first 5 minutes it had open. They hosted an apartment fair! I couldn't afford that. I went all summer applying to other schools to transfer. Thankfully last minute I got housing two weeks into the school year! One thing about this school you have to be quick to get a room!
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Alabama State University has opened my eyes and has been a wonderful help now that I have stepped into the real world. The academics have already proven to be challenging but extremely relevant and helpful as I continue through each semester. The school had the perfect hospitable invitation for me and that is why I have had a great experience being in attendance here thus far. Lastly, the staff has always been full of teachers that have had the will, the confidence, and the availability to help me with all the challenges I have experienced. Therefore, this all has made me highly optimistic of my prolonged enrollment at Alabama State University.
Being at Alabama State University for my first year of college was amazing! I met some of the most genuine and kind people and had some awesome professors throughout my year! I do plan on attending for the rest of college and high hopes of graduating in 2023 and also returning for grad school! It is such an amazing environment and very hands on! I appreciate everyone who helped me get through my first year of college, they truly made it a breeze!