Alabama State University A&M Details

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Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 4900 N. Meridian Street
City Huntsville
State AL
Zip 35811
Phone 256-851-5000
Total Enrollment 5523
Motto Service is Sovereignty
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Huntsville, Alabama, is a city of 170,000 people. Located 100 miles north of Birmingham, Huntsville is the home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the US Space Camp, and is served by major airlines and bus companies. Social and cultural activities and entertainment are easily accessible to Alabama A&M students on campus and in the nearby city. The campus is located in a suburb just 2 miles from downtown Huntsville.
History Alabama A&M is a four-year, state-supported, coed, liberal arts institution. Organized through the passage of a bill by the Alabama State Legislature, Alabama A&M opened as the Huntsville Normal School in 1875. The first president was William Hooper Council, a former slave. The name was changed to State Normal Industrial School at Huntsville in 1878. An appropriation from the Morrill Act, the second land grant act that Congress passed in 1890, gave the school the status of a land-grant institution. It was renamed the State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes in 1891, and its present campus was established at Normal, Alabama, where it has grown from 200 acres to more than 2,000. The attainment of junior college status in 1919 resulted in a new name, the State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes. Authorized to offer senior college work in 1939, the first baccalaureate degrees were conferred in 1941. The name changed again in 1948 to Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, and the present name, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, was established in 1969. Alabama A&M University’s mission is to serve as a land-grant institution, providing a setting for the formation of scholars, leaders, and others who can contribute to society. It operates in the three-fold function of teaching, research, and public service, including extension. The 2,000-acre hillside campus has thirty major buildings including a new 21,000-seat stadium and eleven dormitories.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Alabama A & M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Costs per Year COSTS PER YEAR 2002–03 Tuition: $3200 (in-state); $6000 (out-of-state) Room and board: $2600 (room); $2000 (board) Special fees: $800 Books: $700 Estimated total cost: $9000 (in-state); $11,800 (out-of-state)
In State Tuition 3200
Out of State Tuition 6000
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of the student body that received financial aid: 62Number of scholarships and grants: 429Total amount of scholarships and grants: $706,854Range of scholarships and grants: $500–$1,600 American Legion Auxiliary Programs pays tuition.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 1 (fall); July 1 (spring
Admission Deadline Undergraduate: July 15th (fall); December 1 (spring); May 15 (summer). Rolling admission.
Entrance Requirements A high school graduate (or equivalent ) with a 2.0 GPA and completion of the following 20 units: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science (including biology), 3 social science, and 9 electives; history, and political science required. A $10 nonrefundable application fee required; $25 nonrefundable application fee for international students. SAT or ACT required.
Graduation Requirements Completion of the school’s curriculum with a minimum 2.00 GPA. Candidate must earn half or more of the credits toward his/her major at Alabama A&M University. No more than 25 semester hours of work from other institutions will apply. Last two semesters of classes must be taken from Alabama A&M. Some courses of study may require completion of the National Teacher Examination or the Graduate Record Examination during the senior year. Attendance at commencement exercises is mandatory.
Student Body Profile STUDENT BODY PROFILE Total enrollment 5,523 In-state: 4,457 Full-time undergraduates: 4,038 Part-time undergraduates: 342 Graduate students: 1,143 Ethnic/racial makeup: African American, 4,613; Asian, 21; Caucasian, 564; Hispanic, 16; Native American, 15; International, 281; Other/Unclassified, 13.
Diversity 897
Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance required. Boarding freshmen cannot have cars on campus. All boarding students must purchase a meal card. Mandatory health protection plan is necessary for all full-time undergraduate students. Mandatory ROTC enrollment is required during first two semesters of freshman year. Campus Services: Health center, personal/psychological counseling, career planning and placement, career awareness laboratory, writing laboratory, reading laboratory, mathematics laboratory, special education center, and testing services for LSAT, NTE, ACT, CLEP, NSA, DOT, and TOEFL. Campus Activities: Group activities include concert, theater, band, and choir. Students can get involved in the student-run newspaper or the yearbook. The campus has a student-run radio station. Leadership opportunities can be found in the more than twenty-one departmental organizations, including the Malcolm X Historical Society. Greek societies include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta sororities, as well as Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society. Social and service organizations are governed by the Inter-Club Council and the La Congo Council.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 372Student-teacher ratio: 16:1Full-time faculty members: 299Part-time faculty members: 73Tenured faculty members: 187Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 60%
Athletic Program Alabama A&M is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, Division I), National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA), and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). Intercollegiate Sports: men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, and track; women’s basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Admissions, Alabama A&M University, PO Box 1597, Normal, AL 35762; Telephone: 256-851-5361; 256-851-5369 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session
Degrees AA Certification: Agribusiness Education, Educational Specialist Bachelor of Arts: English, French, History, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Agribusiness, Agribusiness Education, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Art Education, Biology, Botany, Business Administration, Business Marketing, Business-General, Chemistry, Child Development Associate Studies, City/Urban Community Planning, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Clothing Apparel Studies, Commercial and Advertising Art, Computer and Information Science, Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering Technology, Elementary Education, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Family Resource Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, Food and Nutrition Studies, Food Science and Technology, Forest Operations Management, Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Studies, Graphic Design, Home Economics Education, Home Economics-General, Horticulture, Hospitality Food Systems, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Technology Education, Instrumental Music, Interior Design, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering Related Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Technology, Middle School Education, Military Science, Multidisciplinary Studies, Music Education, Office Systems Management, Physical Education, Physics, Plant Science, Political Science, Printing Production Management, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology, Secondary Education, Soil Science, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Technical Studies, Telecommunications, Trade and Industrial Education, Urban Planning, Zoology Master’s Degree: Agricultural Business, Agriculture Education, Animal Industries, Art Education, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Management Economics, City/Urban Community Planning, Clinical Psychology, Computer and Information Science, Counseling Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, Food Science Technology, Home Economics Education, Home Economics-General, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Technology Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Physics, Plant Science, Reading Teacher Studies, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Special Education, Speech Pathology Pre-professional: Nursing, Veterinary Medicine Doctorate: Agricultural Sciences, Education-Administration and Supervision, Food Science Technology, Physics, Plant and Soil Science
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