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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Miles is a private, Christian college located in Fairfield, Alabama in the Birmingham Area. As a historically black college, Miles has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,470 undergraduate students. The Miles acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Biology. Graduating 25% of students, Miles alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,900.
5500 Myron Massey Blvd
Fairfield, AL 35064
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Miles College Rankings

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

Miles Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
August 9
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,084/ 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
$8,199/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,470Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
80
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
89%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Laid back
    61%
  • Intelligent
    17%
  • Under achieved
    11%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Very messy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.28 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Supportive
    41%
  • Dont waste your money!
    24%
  • Exceptional
    18%
  • It's a trap.
    12%
  • Home away from home
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses
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I thoroughly enjoyed my Miles College experience. This small, family-oriented HBCU allowed me to make life long friendships, network with exceptional professionals in my field, and taught me rewarding lessons that I could use after college. I loved the pride and comradery amongst the students, faculty, and staff. The campus life was filled with endless activities and numerous clubs and organizations to join. The dorms and student recreation center were nice and not far from "the yard" were the greek organizations hosted step shows and cookouts. The football team had a winning record and continue to win SIAC championships. Most importantly the teachers genuinely cared about each and every student and wanted everyone to succeed. Miles College embodies "Culture, Class, and Civility".
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Do to Covid 19 my freshman year is not at all what I was expecting. Miles is doing a great job at making sure everyone is following protocol and social distancing. My teachers are doing a good job with the online teaching and the cafeteria food is pretty good. The down side to my experience here is, my second week of school we had a fire in my housing unit. It was one of the most scariest times of my life. Not knowing if everything I owned was destroyed or not. Thank God I hand minimal damage. I wish the school would have done a better job in communicating with the students better. We were basically just shuffled around not really knowing what was going on. I literally moved three times before I was finally place in a permanent unit. I also have been having problems with getting active phone/fax numbers for any of the administration here. Its very frustrating but hopefully things will get better.
The Illustrious Miles College is a very unique and welcoming college. The campus’s atmosphere is emerged in positivity, growth, and dedication provided by not only the students, but also each and every professor and staff member. This school is very family oriented and thrives on making each individual feel comfortable in discovering and becoming their true selves in this world. Miles College (soon to be Miles University) is a great place to start your journey in your career field and your overall walk of life.