Alabama State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Alabama State University
Alabama State University. Spyder_Monkey / Wikipedia Commons

Over half of all students to Alabama State University receive rejection letters; in 2016, the acceptance rate was 46 percent. That said, the admissions bar isn't overly high. Many admitted students have SAT and ACT scores that are below average, and a GPA of C+ or higher is often adequate (most successful applicants are up in the "A" an "B" range). The university uses an index of GPA and test scores for admission eligibility, so students with higher grades can have lower test scores and vise versa. Be sure to visit the ASU admissions website for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

Alabama State University Description:

Alabama State University is a public, historically black university located on a 135-acre campus in Montgomery, a city with a rich civil rights history. Founded in 1867, the school's long history has evolved with the city's. Today, students come from 42 states and 7 countries, and they can choose from roughly 50 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Biology, business, criminal justice, and social work are particularly popular. The curriculum is supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life is active at the university and includes numerous fraternities and sororities. In athletics, the Alabama State Hornets, compete in the NCAA Division I Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). The university fields seven men's and nine women's Division I sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,318 (4,727 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38 percent male / 62 percent female
  • 92 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,220 (in-state); $16,156 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $5,422
  • Other Expenses: $3,392
  • Total Cost: $19,634 (in-state); $26,570 (out-of-state)

Alabama State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90 percent
    • Loans: 83 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,831
    • Loans: $6,634

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 63 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 7 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 22 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics