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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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 $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
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,290/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,332/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,107/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,650/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,782/ year
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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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,866Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Local
    32%
  • Loud
    8%
  • Different
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Extremely loud
    4%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.101 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • HBCU
    63%
  • HBCU that can be ghetto
    16%
  • 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
$26,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
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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Alabama State University Reviews

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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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I am a freshman here at Alabama State and I can honestly say I am enjoying my experience here so far. I wasn't sure what to expect when coming here but my expectations have been somewhat exceeded now that I've been here for 2 semesters. I would recommend ASU to any high school students, transfer students and anyone else looking to attend an HBCU!
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!