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Alabama State University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1867
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,584
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $46,135,768
Admissions Address

915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36101



Admissions E-mail



Average high school GPA: 2.6
Send application by: July 30
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Martha Pettway
Admissions office telephone: (334) 229-4291
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 30
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 3
Mathematics 3 2
Science 3 2
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 3 2
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 14 11

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May not be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? No
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Not considered
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: 99%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 99%
Total applicants: 11,559
Total acceptances: 11,422
Total freshman enrollment: 1,343
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 4,603
Male acceptances: 4,520
Male freshman enrollment: 600
Female applicants: 6,956
Female acceptances: 6,902
Female freshman enrollment: 743
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 36%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 5%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 21%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 42%
Average high school GPA: 2.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 40%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 13%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 350 - 440
Math: 340 - 440
Combined: 690 - 880


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 0.8% 1.3%
500-599 10.0% 9.0%
400-499 37.4% 35.0%
300-399 43.3% 45.2%
200-299 8.5% 9.5%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 69%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 12 - 17
Math: 13 - 16
Composite: 13 - 17


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
24-29 1.9% 4.2% 1.5%
18-23 25.5% 26.1% 16.2%
12-17 70.8% 53.3% 81.1%
6-11 1.8% 16.1% 1.2%
Below 6 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%


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