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Huntingdon College is a private institution that was founded in 1854. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,118, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 71 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Huntingdon College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 26. Its tuition and fees are $23,500 (2013-14).
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Located in the historic Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Alabama's capital city, Montgomery, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Huntingdon College offers Old South charm with New South sizzle. Founded in 1854 and grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The College motto is "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service." Huntingdon's full-time day students benefit from the Huntingdon Plan, which includes a laptop computer provided for each student for use during all four years of study, theirs to keep at graduation; travel-study, with most costs included in regular tuition and fees, as an option for each student's junior or senior year; hands-on learning through internships, student teaching, service learning, student-faculty research, and/or Capstone courses in selected majors; personalized advising and faculty who know and support student success from the PACT (Practicing the Art of Critical Thinking) program forward as part of the "Know and Be Known" atmosphere of Huntingdon College; and opportunities to lead and to serve in clubs, organizations, and activities. At Huntingdon, students discover what they are called to do with their lives, as well as where their talents meet the world's needs, through broad exposure in liberal arts courses, living and studying in community, and encouragement from professors and advisors. Faith, Wisdom, and Service are hallmarks of the Huntingdon experience. As a college of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon students are supported in their spiritual journeys and are encouraged to grow in mind, heart, and spirit through uplifting campus ministry programs. Service in and for the community is part of nearly every student's experience, from planting and harvesting crops for the Montgomery Food Bank to working with disabled children in the Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrian Program, and dozens of other outreach programs. Huntingdon offers over 20 majors, as well as teacher certification programs, pre-professional advising programs, and a myriad of clubs and organizations, academic honoraries, NCAA-III intercollegiate athletic teams, Greek life, and visual and performing arts programs. Much emphasis is placed on life after Huntingdon College. Placement rates into graduate and professional schools are as high as twice the national averages. The College's Center for Career and Vocation offers a wide range of services to prepare students for and help students through the job or graduate school search process. Tradition and folklore add much to the Huntingdon experience, from the famous "Red Lady" ghost stories to much-loved occasions such as Homecoming, Reunion, the Oracle Hunt, and a plethora of concerts, convocations, performances, and student life programs, Huntingdon students find they are part of a continuum connecting the past to the future.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Huntingdon College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||60.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Huntingdon College is 13:1, and the school has 64.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Huntingdon College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Education; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33%|
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Huntingdon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,118, with a gender distribution of 50.2 percent male students and 49.8 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. Huntingdon College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Huntingdon College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health service. Huntingdon College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Huntingdon College, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Huntingdon College.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Huntingdon College, 76.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,015.
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|Tuition and fees||$23,500 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,350 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data