Alabama A & M University in Normal

Normal, AL

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Alabama A & M University offers 190-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 53%. The most popular test is SAT - 9% of students submitted it in comparison to 94% of students who submitted ACT. 44.8% are women, and 55.2% are men. 1% percents of international students. Alabama A & M University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Alabama A & M University is 15229$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $12196 and $20884 per year. 32% of full-time Alabama A & M University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Alabama A & M University is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Alabama A & M University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$14,601
$30,001 - $48,000$14,882
$48,001 - $75,000$17,479
$75,001 - $110,000$18,397

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 5000

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


3554 of Alabama A & M University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Alabama A & M University number 11 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Alabama.

Students at Alabama A & M University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Alabama A & M University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Alabama A & M University graduation rate is below the national average.

32% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Alabama A & M University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Alabama A & M University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 69%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 16%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 69%, so Alabama A & M University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 16%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Alabama A & M University full-time retention rate is 58% and part-time retention rate is 31%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alabama A & M University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1113 - 1407

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 383 - 470
Math: 360 - 480
Writing: 370 - 457

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Alabama A & M University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 19

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 14 - 20
Math: 15 - 18
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Alabama A & M University is 19:1, that means that for every 19 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Alabama A & M University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Alabama A & M University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Alabama.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 4900 Meridian St address in Normal, Alabama.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Alabama A & M University with 1.67% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Alabama A & M University offers 190 programs in total: 122 are for Bachelor's degree, 56 - for Master's degree, 9 - for Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs, and 3 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 94 universities in Alabama state. Alabama A & M University is one of the few institutions in Alabama that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance learning programs that are provided in the Alabama A & M University: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Alabama state average data to help you compare.


Alabama A & M University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3739 students with 112169 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 867 with 20817 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Alabama A & M University

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Overall Rating:

I didn't even get started but got treated with so much disrespect. I only called to inquire about transferring into their psychology program and the lady that answered the phone in that department was beyond rude. She answered and I asked some of my question of which she just said, "hold on!" She then proceeded to carry on a conversation with someone in the back, asking where he was going, while laughing, joking, and flirting with him. She continued talking for about 30 more seconds and hung up in my face. I called back thinking that it may have been a mistake because she got too wrapped up into her convo and she picked up the phone but didn't talk into it. Instead, she continued the conversation being between her and the guy and she hung up again. Going to check into UAH or others that are, hopefully, more educated and professional.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

All former students should be honest about this school. They will steal money out of your student account. The dean of engineering is the most corrupteed! I have witnessed grades and sex being exchanged.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Speaking from a students stand point who transferred from a pwi to this A&M is beyond terrible the dining services and housing need to be condemed they keep trying to renovate buildings that just need to be torn down, just know if you live on campus you will have to by a hotspot cause the WiFi doesn’t work so you won’t be able to do any work in your room we don’t have visitation the only positive I could say about this school is there are some good teachers. From the bottom of my heart i would not recommend this school to anyone

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Overall Rating:

Alabama A&M is a horrible school. For starters the dorms are flithy!! There not even livable conditions, roaches crawling around every night in the hallways, a rat even came into one of the dorms room another residence hall claim to have mold in their closets and housing don’t do anything about.we should not pay to live in dorms that suitable for living period. Also The finical aid advisors are very rude, and the hardest to get into contact with especially over the phone like they are the most important people on campus dealing with students finical aid, scholarships and etc and it’s hard to get into contact with them like ???Ms.Mitchell is very rude ( she’s a finical aid advisor) I did not understand what she was saying and kept asking her questions and she seem like she was getting upset with me just for asking questions....There’s nothing around school so nothing is in walking distance, and all the dorms are on the hill so if you don’t mind walking up and down the hill every time to get to your dorm this is the school for you. . There’s no communication the finical aid does not contact you to see what type of forms you are missing so when you go to the book store and try to use your loans for the books your unable to receive them. Will be transferring in the winter.

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Overall Rating:

My daughter graduated from this institution and our experience has been great! She did not just graduate with a degree, to put in the drawer and return home, but her experience included two internships, paid with housing and stable employment after graduation. Oh yes, her fiancee gained the same experience, internships and employment after graduation.5 Stars in our book.

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Location & Website

Address: 4900 Meridian Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2563725000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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