Faulkner University

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5345 Atlanta Highway

Montgomery, AL 36109

Phone: (334) 272-5820
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#48 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Faulkner University is a private institution that was founded in 1942. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,763, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 84 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Faulkner University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 48. Its tuition and fees are $18,230 (2013-14).

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

The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring Christian environment where every individual matters every day. Faulkner University is a Christian community of learners in the tradition of American higher education that seeks to educate the whole person by cultivating the moral, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the individual. This practice is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of open inquiry, investigation, and engagement. The college environment promotes knowledge, professionalism, critical thinking, leadership, lifelong learning, and service to others - the true traits of spiritual development and great character. Students come to Faulkner from across the United States, predominantly from the southern states; and, several foreign countries. Geographically, Faulkner is situated at the doorstep of several American historical sites involving the Creek Indians, Spanish Explorers, Early American Settlers, Antebellum South, and Civil Rights. The university mission, geographic setting, and background create a caring, friendly, and supportive Christian learning environment. The Faulkner Experience provides the tools for students to excel in their careers, families, churches, and communities - in all aspects of life.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1942
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $19,790,895


When applying to Faulkner University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Faulkner University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.4 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Faulkner University is 15:1, and the school has 71.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Faulkner University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 14%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 44%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 20%
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 18%
English Language and Literature, General 2%
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 2%

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Student Life

Faulkner University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,763, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. Faulkner University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,327
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Faulkner University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Faulkner University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Faulkner University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Faulkner University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Faulkner University, 67.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,825.

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Tuition and fees $18,230 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,780 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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