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University of Montevallo: Narrative Description


Station 6001
Montevallo, AL 35115
Tel: (205)665-6000
Free: 800-292-4349
Admissions: (205)665-6030
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1896. Setting: 106-acre small town campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $22,195. Educational spending 2003-04: $4521 per student. Total enrollment: 3,061. Faculty: 208 (136 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,245 applied, 80% were admitted. 68 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,321 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 293 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 22 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 27% 25 or older, 35% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5190 full-time, $173 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,380 full-time, $346 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $284 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $3850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 74 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 20% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Golden Key, Student Government Association, University Programming Council, campus ministries, African-American Association. Major annual events: College Night, Spring Fest, Honors Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,212 college housing spaces available; 915 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carmichael Library with 258,122 books, 810,909 microform titles, 813 serials, 4,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $918,046. 250 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:

Montevallo (population 5,000) is near the center of the state, and is accessible by automobile. Montevallo is 32 miles south of Birmingham and 68 miles north of Montgomery, and has a mild year-round climate. There are a library, golf course, municipal park, and many churches in the city. Recreational activities include hunting, lake and stream fishing, boating and water skiing on nearby lakes. Students belonging to church denominations that are not represented in Montevallo hold services in the Religious Association Room of the Student Union Building.

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