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Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama

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Faulkner University overview
Location Montgomery, Alabama
Online faulkner.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Churches of Christ
Faulkner University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Faulkner University is a private Christian university located in Montgomery, Alabama, a city rich in historical significance and just miles from the state capital. Established in 1942, Faulkner is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and integrates its Christian ethos into a comprehensive academic curriculum. The campus exhibits a modern architectural style with facilities that accommodate student housing and offer a predominantly residential undergraduate experience. With a moderate level of application selectivity, the university attracts students seeking a faith-infused education. The academic profile includes undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees with notable programs in law, the humanities, business, and education. Though not predominantly known for athletics, Faulkner University fields teams in various sports, competing as the Eagles within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

In the most recent statistical year 1,728 prospective students applied, and 1,424 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 238 enrolled in the school.  2,068 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 749 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $21,930 plus fees of $1,990. Faulkner is ranked 865 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Faulkner University is designated as a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and receives federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve low and middle-income Black Americans.












Faulkner is rated within the lower 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very Easy
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SAT 950/1130
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.36

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Faulkner University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,800
Other Fees$1,990
Room and Board $8,020
Budget for Other Expenses$4,600
Total One Year Cost$38,340

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

33% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Faulkner University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 73%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 14%
Education 3%
Psychology 2%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 1%

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