#5 Best Public Universities in Alabama

University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama

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University of Montevallo overview
Location Montevallo, Alabama
Online montevallo.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
University of Montevallo overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Montevallo, established in 1896, is Alabama's only public liberal arts college, offering a distinctive educational experience rooted in interdisciplinary learning. Located in the historic city of Montevallo, within an hour's drive of Birmingham, the institution enjoys a serene campus noted for its Neo-classical architecture and designated as a National Historic District. Academic offerings span a range of disciplines, with strong programs in the arts, education, business, and the sciences. The university adopts a broadly inclusive admissions policy, seeking a diverse student body while maintaining a selective process. On-campus housing is available to students who pursue the traditional college experience, with multiple residence halls fostering a close-knit living community. The University of Montevallo is also known for its Falcons athletics, particularly in sports such as basketball and soccer, though its primary focus remains on academic enrichment rather than athletic renown.

In the most recent statistical year 6,426 prospective students applied, and 3,845 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 544 enrolled in the school.  2,123 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 463 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $12,090 plus fees of $1,620. University of Montevallo is ranked 641 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University of Montevallo is rated within the lower 47% 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

University of Montevallo overview
SAT 970/1200
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

University of Montevallo overview
Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend

Alabama Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Montevallo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,020
Other Fees$1,620
Room and Board $10,135
Budget for Other Expenses$3,180
Total One Year Cost$28,045

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Montevallo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,020
Other Fees$1,620
Room and Board $10,135
Budget for Other Expenses$3,180
Total One Year Cost$41,065

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Montevallo students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Visual and Performing Arts 15%
Education 13%
English and Literature 8%
Work and Family Studies 6%

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