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  1. Academics
    B-
  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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
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 4,368 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Alabama State acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Rehabilitation and Therapy, Communications, and Biology. Graduating 22% of students, Alabama State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,000.
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
46%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
730-920
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,796/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,111/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,140/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,492/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,079/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,902/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,368Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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
    4%
  • Extremely loud
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.99 responses
Poll
66%
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 49 responses
Report
  • HBCU
    65%
  • HBCU that can be ghetto
    16%
  • Unique
    8%
  • I love my HBCU I said I love my HBCU
    6%
  • Ghetto
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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At Alabama State University, all of the staff were helpful and welcoming & made my first college experience very comfortable. They gave me a very detailed campus tour and made sure that I was aware of the location of all buildings to prevent me getting lost. I met students who participated in a little bit of everything such as athletics, theater department, campus ambassadors, honors college and Greek life- and they all gave high regards of the school. I can't wait to attend this fall!
My experience at Alabama State University was one to remember. Since the school is located in the heart of Montgomery, AL. the rich history of the Civil Rights Movement impacted a lot of students. This institution is a historically black college who's motto is "Opportunity Is Here". Depending on the type of student you are, opportunities are accessible, but if you decide to wait until the last minute the opportunity will be gone. Recently, the university switched to a new program for Campus food, so the change should bring a different outlook for students. The teachers at Alabama State University genuinely care about their students as well as their job performance! If students contact their teachers on a regular basis even if it is for tutoring or talking about future careers, the teachers are open to have the conversation. Alabama State University is in the process of expanding their new Hornets Stadium and enhancing the student life, it's a great time to be a Hornet!