Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University: Narrative Description

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4900 Meridian St.
Huntsville, AL 35811
Tel: (256)372-5000
Free: 800-553-0816
Admissions: (256)372-5245
Fax: (256)372-5881
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 2,001-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $22.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $10.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3630 per student. Total enrollment: 6,323. Faculty: 384 (299 full-time, 85 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 8,295 applied, 45% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 61% from top half. 26 National Merit Scholars, 50 class presidents, 68 valedictorians, 400 student government officers. Full-time: 4,724 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 367 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 45 other countries, 65% from out-of-state, 10% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Georgia Institute of Technology, Oakwood College, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, Athens State College. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: 1 recommendation, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. State resident tuition: $3900 full-time, $260 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7800 full-time, $520 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $520 full-time, $175 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $3498. College room only: $1484. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 85 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Voices Gospel Choir, University Choir and Band, Elementary/Early Childhood Club, National Alliance of Business Students. Major annual events: Homecoming, Annual All-Campus Convocation, Women's Week and Men's Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,683 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. J. F. Drake Learning Resources Center with 507,500 books, 712,000 microform titles, 2,500 serials, 33,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 180,000. Located in the northern part of the state, within the city limits of Huntsville, on U.S. Highways 231 and 431, which pass through the business section of the city. Huntsville may be reached by bus, and Northwest, American, and Delta airlines Taxi service is available to the community from all transportation centers. (See also University of Alabama Huntsville).

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