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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Montevallo is a public university located in Montevallo, Alabama in the Birmingham Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,178 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Montevallo acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Elementary Education, and Arts. Graduating 50% of students, Montevallo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,100.
About University of Montevallo...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Peach Belt Conference
Address
75 College Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

University of Montevallo 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
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
900-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,607/ 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
    $15,658/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,561/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,571/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,199/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,928/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,178Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Unique
    37%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Nice
    13%
  • Well rounded
    13%
  • Free spirited
    3%
  • Hypocritical
    3%
  • Socially awkward
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Great!
    28%
  • Inclusive
    25%
  • Awesome!
    22%
  • Creative
    19%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Hypocritical
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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The campus is beautiful! The students are very diverse so it is not hard to find someone that you would get along with. Greek life is not like anywhere else! There are not too many students so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Homecoming aka College Night is the longest running homecoming tradition any school has in the country. The town is small but it is not far for the city of Birmingham so there’s always something to do! The only things that I would fix are some of the dorms and the food in the cafeteria but you would probably want to fix those things at most schools!
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The past year and a half of my life have been the most wonderful years because of my fellow students at the University of Montevallo. There are a few problems that do seem to persist, the main one would be campus food. There are many problems with it from food being undercooked nearly everyday to a horrible fly infestation and cafeteria workers who yell at students all the time. I would not be nearly as happy as I am if it were not for the constant support of my parents, brothers, and of course my lovely girlfriend Elizabeth Lassy.
UM has maintained a friendly, nurturing atmosphere among faculty with students. UM can brag about having the best Theatre department in the state!! The Speech pathology department has grown into a world class level of training. The English department has boasted of talented, prize winning writers and educators for more than half a century. The Music department stands superior, far above much larger universities on the state. And athletics is thriving with winning seasons in baseball, basketball, & volleyball. Montevallo is in a class by itself, retaining Southern gentility and an innate appreciation for culture, manners, and acceptance.