#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama

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Alabama State University overview
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Online alasu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Alabama State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Alabama State University (ASU), established in 1867, is a public historically black university located in Montgomery, Alabama. Situated just a short drive from the state capital's downtown core, ASU offers a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with notable emphasis in education, business, and the sciences. The campus is recognized for its distinctive red-brick Georgian-style architecture and provides students with residential housing options. ASU maintains an open admissions policy, welcoming a broad spectrum of applicants. Academically, it supports research initiatives and boasts a rich cultural atmosphere with various community engagement programs. Although the university participates in NCAA Division I athletics, it is particularly recognized for its competitive football and basketball programs, known as the Hornets.

In the most recent statistical year 6,731 prospective students applied, and 6,502 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 943 enrolled in the school.  3,425 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 403 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,328 plus fees of $2,740. Alabama State is ranked 1016 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Alabama State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Alabama State is rated within the lower 17% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 2 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Alabama State University overview
SAT 828/1041
ACT 16/20
GPA 2.95

Applications Accepted

Alabama State University overview
Applications Due Jul 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Alabama State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,740
Room and Board $6,050
Budget for Other Expenses$3,392
Total One Year Cost$22,110

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Alabama State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,740
Room and Board $6,050
Budget for Other Expenses$3,392
Total One Year Cost$30,438

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$29,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

26% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alabama State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 18%
Business 14%
Biology 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Psychology 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=100724 IPEDS survey data for Alabama State University.

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