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Alabama State University

Montgomery, Alabama
ASU Equinox sculpture credit: Chris Pruitt
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Overview
Public
4,368 Undergraduates
46% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
HBCU
Mostly Women
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Alabama State University
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, Alabama
36104-0271
(334) 229-4100
www.alasu.edu

Alabama State University, a public, historically black college in Montgomery, Alabama, is one of the top 155 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was established in 1867 as the Lincoln Normal School. It was the first historically black college in Alabama to be sponsored by the state. In 1969, it became Alabama State University. Today, it sits on 172 acres of land in an urban setting, and its motto is “Opportunity is Here.” Notable alumni include activist Ralph Abernathy, activist Fred Gray, politician Quinton Ross, comedian and radio host Rickey Smiley, football coach Reggie Barlow, model Chandra Davis, actress Tangi Miller, rapper Lil Yachty, DJ Felix da Housecat, comedian Doug Williams and politician Yvonne Kennedy. The school’s colors are black and old gold, its mascot is the Hornet and its teams are called the Hornets and the Lady Hornets. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I FCS – SWAC. Varsity sports offered by Alabama State University include men’s baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, tennis and track and field, and women’s volleyball, golf, cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, track, softball and bowling. The school’s marching band Mighty Marching Hornets are well-known, raking in millions of hits on YouTube and making it to the Honda Battle of the Bands.

Location

Montgomery is the capital city of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it stands beside the Alabama River, on the coastal Plain of the Gulf is Mexico. In the 2010 Census, Montgomery's population was 212,237. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

74

restaurants score

Students
38%

Men

62%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

144

New Transfer Students

Admissions
46%

Acceptance Rate

28%

Enrollment Yield

730-920

SAT Range

9,053

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$12,796

Typical Cost

$19,396

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,068

In-State (published)

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$13,655

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Criminal Justice And Fire Protection

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 70 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

Social
YouTube