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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

At A Glance

Main Address

915 S Jackson St

Montgomery, AL 36104-5732

www.alasu.edu

Admission Office

PO Box 271

Montgomery, AL 36101-0271

(334) 229-4291

Fax : (334) 229-4984

admissions@alasu.edu

Contact : Freddie Williams

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

Historically Black College

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1006

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 33.0%

Total undergraduates : 3,750

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,019

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 68.0%

Average financial aid package : $17,083.00

In-State Tuition : $11,068.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $19,396.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Urban

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 31

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jul 31

SAT subject score report due : Jul 31

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Apr 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Feb 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 15 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 33.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 61.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Historically Black College

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 14.0%
Business/Marketing : 12.0%
Security and Protective Services : 11.0%
Education : 10.0%
Communications/Journalism : 9.0%
Biology : 7.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 7.0%
Psychology : 7.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 6.0%
Public Administration and Social Services : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography B
Microbiology, General D

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B
Finance, General B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B M
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Educational/Instructional Technology M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Secondary Education and Teaching B M
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator B
Occupational Therapy/Therapist M
Orthotist/Prosthetist M
Physical Therapy/Therapist D
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor M

History
History, General B M

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B
Forensic Chemistry B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies B
Criminalistics and Criminal Science B
Forensic Science and Technology M

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Dance, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Honors Program

Internships

Teacher Certification

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Cooperative Education

Independent Study

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

405 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Dorms, Student Center

Wireless network available

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : Black History Collection, E. D. Nixon papers from civil rights movement of 1960's

Geographic Location : 91 miles from Birmingham, 162 miles from Atlanta.

Small City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 3,750

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,019

Degree-seeking undergrads : 3,744

Graduate enrollment : 440

Student General Information

All students average age : 22

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 64.0%

Out of state students : 36.0%

Part Time students : 8.0%

Percentage of males : 37.0%

Percentage of females : 63.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 1.0%

Black African American : 93.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 2.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 1.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

3.0% Men who Join Fraternities

5.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : The Hornet Tribune

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 77.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 33.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Special Housing For International Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $200.00

Housing deposit due : May 31

Housing deposit is refundable in full if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Hornets

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Health services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Financial aid counseling

Minority students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 6,479

Admitted : 6,283

Enrolled : 1,018

Less selective 97.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Recommendations

Important

Application Essay

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School record and GPA very important; 2.2 GPA from accredited high school required.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Quarter : 16.0%

Top Half : 40.0%

Bottom Half : 60.0%

Bottom Quarter : 25.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 12.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 19.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 21.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 32.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 16.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

600 - 699 : 4.0%

500 - 599 : 36.0%

400 - 499 : 56.0%

300 - 399 : 4.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

600 - 699 : 5.0%

500 - 599 : 28.0%

400 - 499 : 52.0%

300 - 399 : 15.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

24 - 29 : 6.0%

18 - 23 : 35.0%

12 - 17 : 59.0%

ACT Math

24 - 29 : 5.0%

18 - 23 : 20.0%

12 - 17 : 75.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 1.0%

24 - 29 : 7.0%

18 - 23 : 30.0%

12 - 17 : 54.0%

6 - 11 : 8.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Students with special competence may qualify for advanced placement and/or course credit on the basis of scores earned in the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP). Alabama State University may award credit to beginning freshmen who score 3, 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement Examinations. A minimum score of 3 is required to be considered for the possible award of credit.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

0

Computer Science

0

0

Visual/Performing Arts

0

0

English

4

0

Math

10

0

Science

0

0

Social Studies

10

0

Foreign Language

10

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 27.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 80.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

418 - 522

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

444 - 527

ACT Composite

15 - 20


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

4

6

ARH 252 & ARH 253

All

Biology

3

--

BSC 114, BSC 115, BSC 116 & BSC 117,BSC 108 & BSC 109

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH 125

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH 125 & MATH 126

All

Calculus BC: AB Subscore

3

4

MATH 12

All

Chemistry

5

8

CH 101 & CH 102

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

8

CHI 101 & CHI 102

All

Computer Science A

4

4

CS 100

All

Computer Science Principles

3

3

CS 104

All

English Language and Composition

3

6

English 131/132

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

English 131/132

All

European History

3

6

History 131/132

All

United States History

3

6

History 131/132

All

World History: Modern

3

6

History 131/132

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

Biology

46

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

47

3

Chemistry

47

4

College Algebra

45

3

French I

41

3

French II

53

3

German I

40

3

German II

48

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

47

3

Spanish I

41

3

Spanish II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 60.0%

% of loans / jobs : 40.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 98.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 97.0%

% Judged to have need : 98.0%

% that were offered aid : 98.0%

% that had need fully met : 39.0%

% of need met : 68.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $17,083.00

Avg non need-based aid : $7,847.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $5,661.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,427.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $3,486.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Tallya Reaux

Financial aid office phone : (334) 229-4323

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Need-based financial aid determined by

State/District Residency

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Job Skills

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered at a cooperating institution

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$11,068.00

$11,068.00

$11,068.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$19,396.00

$19,396.00

$19,396.00

Room and board:

$6,050.00

$5,422.00

$2,076.00

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,840.00

$1,380.00

$1,380.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,552.00

$1,164.00

$1,164.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$22,110.00

$20,634.00

$17,288.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$30,438.00

$28,962.00

$25,616.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Bowling

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Softball

Available

Tennis

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 15

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 64

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 395

Transfers admitted percentage: 86.0%

Transfers admitted: 343

Transfers enrolled percentage: 38.0%

Transfers enrolled: 151

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 54.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 46.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Special Requirements

Transfer applicants must be eligible for readmission to the institution last attended. Transfer students are enrolled in University College for advisement purposes until satisfactory completion of the general education requirements has been verified.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $25.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $19,396.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $6,050.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $5,422.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,706,787.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 65

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser