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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  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 3,866 undergraduate students. The Alabama State acceptance rate is 98%. Popular majors include Rehabilitation and Therapy, Communications, and Biology. Graduating 28% of students, Alabama State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,600.
About Alabama State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
760- 970
ACT Range
16-20
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,327/ 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
$7,611/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,866Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
342
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    43%
  • Local
    31%
  • Loud
    8%
  • Different
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Extremely loud
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.102 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • HBCU
    63%
  • HBCU that can be ghetto
    15%
  • I love my HBCU I said I love my HBCU
    8%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Ghetto
    4%
  • Not what it seems
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
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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My experience here at Alabama State University has been very positive, also the school is very helpful and always helping others when their needs are available. Also, Alabama State University has a lot of events that help the students with their social life and etc.. While being in college I experienced a lot of things with the student life and financial problems. But majority of the time my problems are always getting handled constantly. A lot of students always complaining about the school offices and also complaining about the staff (professors). Lastly, all of my school years I have stayed on campus and enjoyed the campus life! But this year I wouldn’t be able to because of the tuition.
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My experience at Alabama state so far has been great! I love my hbcu. Of course there are some things that could be better for instance the organization when it comes to money and fees the school could definitely be better at Ive had some hard experiences from being bombarded with thousands of dollars having to be paid within a week of my classes and dorm would be dropped while not knowing in advanced and being told that I’ve paid everything it can sometimes be frustrating and very hard to watch my mom (a single mother) go through it by herself . Other than that I love my Hbcu
Alabama State is an amazing HBCU! They care a ton about our culture and the people who attend. The dorm rooms should be fixed up, but for the most part, they're decent living spaces. I love the interactions between the whole Alabama State community!