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Alabama State University is a public institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,130, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 172 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alabama State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,720 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,656 (2013-14).
Located in Montgomery, Alabama State University (ASU) was founded in 1867 by nine freed slaves who raised $500 to open a school for African-Americans. ASU, which was originally named Lincoln Normal School, now offers nearly 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to students of all races. About 80 percent of Alabama State graduate students are enrolled in the education school, and the university offers master’s programs in health as well, among other fields. Outside the classroom, ASU students can get involved by joining more than 60 campus clubs and by playing for the ASU Hornets varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Given Alabama State University’s history, it’s no surprise that its more notable alumni include prominent civil rights leaders, such as the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and Fred Gray, the attorney who defended Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King’s first civil rights lawyer.
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|School type||public, coed college|
Interested in applying to Alabama State University? The application fee at Alabama State University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||51.8%|
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The student-faculty ratio at Alabama State University is 16:1. The most popular majors at Alabama State University include: Education; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||8%|
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Alabama State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,130, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. Alabama State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Alabama State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Alabama State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alabama State University, 11 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alabama State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||11%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Alabama State University, 96.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,897.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$8,720 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,656 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$5,422 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data