Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

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PO Box 1357

Normal, AL 35762

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Phone: (256) 372-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
$8,586
in-state
$15,576
out-of-state
Students
4,093
enrolled
49%
male /
51%
female
Admissions
Jul. 15
application deadline
54.4%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Summary

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,093, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,173 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,586 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,576 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Mission Statement

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University reflects the uniqueness of the traditional land-grant institution which combines professional, vocational and liberal arts pursuits. The University provides baccalaureate and graduate studies that are compatible with the times to all qualified, capable individuals who are interested in further developing their technical, professional, and scholastic skills and competencies. It operates in the three-fold function of teaching, research, and public service, including extension. A center of substance and excellence, Alabama A&M University provides a setting for the emergence of scholars, leaders, thinkers, and other contributors to society. Specifically, the University is committed to:

Excellence in education and a scholarly environment in which inquiring and discriminating minds may be nourished.
The education of students for effective participation in local, state, regional, national, and international societies.
The search for new knowledge through research and its applications.
The provision of a comprehensive outreach program designed to meet the changing needs of the larger community.
Programs necessary to adequately address the major needs and problems of capable students who have experienced limited access to education.
Integration of state-of-the-art technology into all aspects of University functions.

Alabama A&M University, in cooperation with businesses, industrial and governmental agencies, and other institutions, provides a laboratory where theory is put into practice in a productive environment.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1875
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $0

Applying

When applying to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.4%
Application deadline July 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is 20:1, and the school has 45.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 20:1
4-year graduation rate 10%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 10%
Engineering 6%
Psychology 6%
Social Sciences 5%

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Student Life

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,093, with a gender distribution of 48.8 percent male students and 51.2 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,853
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, 87.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,270.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,586 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $15,576 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,546 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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