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University of Montevallo - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Montevallo Description:

When the University of Montevallo first opened its doors in 1896, its mission was to train women to be self-sufficient. Today it is a small co-ed university with a liberal arts emphasis. Montevallo prides itself on quality teaching and the high level of interaction between students and faculty. As a public university, Montevallo represents an amazing value for the student who wants to attend an intimate and attractive liberal arts college without the price tag of small private colleges. Located about 25 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, the campus center is a National Historic District.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,083 (2,597 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,280 (in-state); $18,070 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $5,522
  • Other Expenses: $2,250
  • Total Cost: $18,252 (in-state); $27,042 (out-of-state)

University of Montevallo Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • University of Montevallo Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 56%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,670
    • Loans: $5,634

Most Popular Majors:

Art, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Heath and Physical Education, History, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Montevallo Mission Statement:

The University’s mission, unique in higher education in Alabama, is “to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, ‘small college’ public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.” Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in 1978 and again in 1989, the mission statement is incorporated into state statutes. The University also regularly adopts and publishes a statement of goals, which becomes the basis for evaluating all of the institution’s activities.

mission statement from http://www.montevallo.edu/undergrad/un.shtm

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