Alabama A&M University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville (6 miles from AAMU)
Big Spring Park in Downtown Huntsville (6 miles from AAMU). Anivron / Wikimedia Commons

Alabama A&M University Admissions Overview:

Students applying to Alabama A&M University have a pretty good chance of being admitted. In 2016, the university had an 87 percent acceptance rate. The school does require test scores from either the ACT or the SAT (most students choose to submit ACT scores). Along with the school's application, applicants must send in an application fee, high-school transcript, and the tests scores from whichever test they have taken.

The school does not require the written portions of either exam.

Admissions Data (2016):

Alabama A&M University Description:

Alabama A&M University, or AAMU, is a public, historically black university located in Normal, a town just north of Huntsville, Alabama. The school first opened its doors in 1875 with two teachers. Today Alabama A&M is a doctoral degree granting institution with over 5,000 students. The AAMU curriculum is supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. High achieving students should look into the Honors Program for access to special courses, professional development opportunities, cultural events, and a community service emphasis.

Student life is active with over 100 clubs and organizations including fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the Alabama A&M Bulldogs compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference.The university fields seven men's and eight women's Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,859 (4,851 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43 percent male / 57 percent female
  • 91 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,366 (in-state); $17,496 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,830
  • Other Expenses: $3,090
  • Total Cost: $22,886 (in-state); $31,016 (out-of-state)

Alabama A&M University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88 percent
    • Loans: 75 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,708
    • Loans: $9,739

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Social Work, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Education/Coaching, Computer Science, Food Science

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 58 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 38 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 6 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 27 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Bowling, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Alabama A&M University, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants looking to attend an HBCU may also be interested in Spelman College, Howard University, Morehouse College, or Florida A&M University; these schools are largely varied in terms of size and acceptances rates.

For those interested in a mid-sized public university in Alabama with around/at least an acceptance rate of 50%, Alabama State University, the University of North Alabama, and Jacksonville State University are all great choices to consider.