#4 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

Faulkner University

Montgomery, Alabama

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Student Population
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

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Faulkner University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Churches of Christ faith. In the most recent statistical year 1,791 prospective students applied, and 1,157 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 233 enrolled in the school.  2,047 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 827 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $21,500 plus fees of $1,990. Faulkner is ranked 702 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 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 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 990/1205
ACT 16/23
GPA 3.36
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition 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 $7,900
Budget for Other Expenses$4,400
Total One Year Cost$37,590

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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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