Stillman College: Narrative Description

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PO Drawer 1430, 3600 Stillman Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-9990
Tel: (205)349-4240; 800-841-5722; Admissions: (205)366-8817; Fax: (205)366-8996; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 100-acre urban campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $23.6 million. Total enrollment: 1,458. 2,591 applied, 50% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Students come from 27 states and territories, 8 other countries, 19% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 96% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 19% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; trade and industry; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $12,918 includes full-time tuition ($8718) and college room and board ($4200). College room only: $2000.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Pre-Alumni United Negro College Fund, Christian Student Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founders' Day, Christmas Concert. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Shepard's Library with 6,291 microform titles, 390 serials, and 3,534 audiovisual materials. 74 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Alabama.

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