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Alabama State University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Alabama State University

Alabama State University

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Alabama State University Description:

Alabama State University is a public, historically black university located on a 135-acre campus in Montgomery, a city with a rich civil rights history. Founded in 1867, the school's long history has evolved with the city's. Today, students come from 42 states and 7 countries, and they can choose from roughly 50 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Biology, business, criminal justice, and social work are particularly popular. The curriculum is supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active at the university and includes numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Alabama State Hornets, compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields seven men's and nine women's Division I sports.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,816 (5,130 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,720 (in-state); $15,656 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,422
  • Other Expenses: $2,544
  • Total Cost: $18,286 (in-state); $25,222 (out-of-state)

Alabama State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,403
    • Loans: $7,025

Scholarships for Alabama State (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 50%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 8%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Alabama State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Alabama State University website

"Alabama State University is a student-centered, nurturing, comprehensive and diverse public historically black University committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University fulfills its mission through fostering critical thought, artistic creativity, professional competence and responsible citizenship in its students; by adding to the body of knowledge to enhance the quality of life through research and discovery; and by helping to advance the state and nation through thoughtful public service. Offering baccalaureate through doctorate degrees, the University maintains a scholarly and creative faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a living atmosphere in which all members of the campus community can work and learn in pleasant and rewarding surroundings. Consistent with its assurance that neither race, gender nor economic status inhibits intelligence, creativity or achievement, ASU offers a bridge to success for those who commit to pursuing the building blocks of development, focus, persistence and reward."

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