Alabama State University

996 reviews
  1. Montgomery, AL
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Alabama State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
Address
915 S Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Website

Alabama State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
760-950
ACT Range
16-19

Cost

Net Price
$10,905/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,980/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,253/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,817/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,246/ year
  • $110k+
    $7,351/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,383Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
71%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Local
    37%
  • Loud
    10%
  • Extremely loud
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.92 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • HBCU
    69%
  • HBCU that can be ghetto
    17%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Ghetto
    5%

After Alabama State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

996 reviews
  • Excellent
    120
  • Very Good
    259
  • Average
    440
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    83
I would not choose another HBCU even if I had the chance to. Alabama State University has taught me so much about myself, as well as the Alabama itself. There are so many opportunities at my HBCU that you would have no choice but to be engaged with the student body. You meet people from all over the world and the education is just wonderful! Not only do the professors teach, but their passionate about it and you learn about life situations as well. I will never forget my experience at Alabama State University, and I will forever be grateful for the friends, professors, and knowledge that I have gained.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
I honestly do love my university, but there are small things that the administration can do that will help tremendously. Some of those small things are simply installing water bottle refill systems onto the water fountains in dorms and also purchasing vacuums for the dorms. There are many other things but those are just two things that come to mind. I would also like to see my school treat the band program better. I have been in the band for going on 3 years and the marching band is really the face of the school. We deserve better treatment. I have had most of my best experiences being in the university's marching band. One other issue is the policy for academic scholarships. I graduated from high school as valedictorian but did not get an academic scholarship because they ran out of funds. And the policy for academic scholarships is they are only awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
There are many things that makes Alabama State University unique. Going to a HBCU students will experience black excellence and motivation from alumni, including others around the school. Since, my freshmen year at Alabama State University, I have created a bond with students and staff around the campus and I have enjoyed an variety of activities that kept the excitement about school alive. We have an excellent library and student center that is provide to us. Also, we have different labs such as the writing lab, history lab ,math lab , science lab and reading lab that help students with their assignments and exams; each lab has a tutor and free printing available for students. As a result, if I could do it all over again I will still chose Alabama State University because I really have enjoyed my two years there living on campus. The professors, staff and student body have shown that they do care about our future and wellbeing on campus. So, there is no other school I will rather attend.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago