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Location:Montevallo
Setting:Rural
Population:6,575
Enrollment:3,033
On Campus:50%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/22-12/9
  • Spring 01/11-05/05

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition Only:
$5,685

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,250

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
72%White
15%Black
3%Hispanic/Latino
1%Asian
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races
6%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Experience a private liberal arts education at a state university price! The University of Montevallo is one of 29 public liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, and 13 of us are members of NSE.

Enjoy small class sizes on a campus that looks like a movie set–think green quads, old trees with students in hammocks, and brick sidewalks and streets. Inside our historic buildings you will find highly qualified faculty teaching our classes–not graduate students. A student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1 allows for lots of access to faculty inside and outside of class.

Check out our majors, our gorgeous campus, our unique campus traditions, our Southern food and mild winters, and our great white sand beaches and forest-covered mountains. Come to Alabama, y’all!



Campus Location - The University of Montevallo is located in the city of Montevallo, Alabama (pop. 6,575) and is the geographical center of the state. It is 35 miles south of Birmingham. Birmingham has recently been called "the next Music City" and has many award-winning restaurants. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains yet within a four hour drive to the famous white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, you will find almost any outdoor activity–unless it involves snow or ice! Northern Alabama is home to NASA facilities including Space Camp, Lookout Mountain in the northeast corner of the state, and the magic of the music created in Muscle Shoals. Lynyrd Skynyrd sings about Muscle Shoals in the song “Sweet Home Alabama”. Alabama is home to many iconic Civil Rights locations and museums. Alabama also has a rich literary heritage. Harper Lee and Truman Capote were both born in Monroeville. Alabama is also birthplace of the fictional Forrest Gump and the very real Helen Keller.

Helpful Information - The City of Montevallo is a pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly community that offers many local amenities even to students who live on campus. The bike share initiative ValloCycle allows bicycles to be checked out at various check out stations for use for a small fee. Additionally, Montevallo has a thriving artist community that is showcased in such local events as the Montevallo Artwalk, which is staged several times a year, and the annual Montevallo Art Show that is held in April.

Programs
Closed Programs
Education courses for Alabama teacher certification. Speech-Language-Pathology.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics - Ceramic study at UM is special for a variety of reasons. Among these is the availability of several atmosphere firing kilns including the 40-foot wood-fire anagama kiln. Fired once or twice a year, the kiln fires for 100 hours and consumes up to 14 cords of split wood. With raku, glaze, and salt kilns in addition to the two wood kilns, UM provides one of the most comprehensive ceramics experiences for undergraduates in the country.
  • Theater Design Technology - Students can major in one of two tracks in Theater Design Technology: Costume Design or Scenic/Lighting Design. Students interview for production positions in their tracks.
  • Dietetics - Dietetics is a concentration within Kinesiology at UM. The emphasis is medical nutrition therapy, especially as it relates to nutrition and chronic diseases. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education of the American Dietetic Association.
  • Accounting - The UM College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the leading accrediting agency for business schools throughout the world. Accounting majors at UM are placed in premiere internships during their senior year, and most receive job offers before they graduate.

Unique Academic Programs

  • English - If children’s literature is your thing, you will love being on the campus housing one of the largest children’s literature collections in the southeastern U.S. The collection boasts approximately 3,000 titles, including pop-up books and signed first editions of Newbery and Caldecott award winning books. The collection was donated by UM alumna Pat Scales, who has served as chair of the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott and Wilder Award Committees.
  • Environmental Studies - UM was recognized as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School – one of only 11 in the U.S. The University was the first in the state to implement a Green Fund. UM owns a nearby lake as well as a swamp a few miles from campus. The organic community garden, bike share, and sculptural bike rack are other notable results of the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program.
  • History - Alabama was a center of the Civil Rights movement. One of UM’s history faculty was active in the Birmingham area Civil Rights Movement and teaches courses about the Civil Rights Movement. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church are 35 miles from the UM campus. Selma and Montgomery are each an hour away. The UM Milner Archives and Honors Program students are working with Jawana Jackson, daughter of Selma Civil Rights leaders Dr. Sullivan and Mrs. Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, to preserve artifacts from the Jackson family home. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a frequent guest in the Jackson home and met with numerous Civil Rights leaders there.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Latin American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Electronic Media News, Electronic Media Production and Management, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Media News, Multimedia, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Television Arts

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Science/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Education: French, Home Economics, Spanish

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Dietetics, Health Promotion, Kinesiology

History: History

Interdisciplinary Studies: Non-Profit Programs

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Performance, Music Theater, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Deaf Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Conditions
Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525 paper, 193 computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/14/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $5,685.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 16 ($379 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 16 ($379 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/14/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $30 Year Plan A Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee: $60 Year Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $90 Year Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $50 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $35 Year Plan A & B Optional
Recycling Fee: $5 Year Plan A Mandatory
Online course Fee: $75 Semester Plan A Optional
Administrative Fee: $20 Year Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee: $110 Year Plan A Mandatory
Other Fee: $50 Year Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: ID Card - The first one is free. Any additional cards are $10.00 each.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001004

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/14/2016.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,900
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 5
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 5
Notes About Housing
http://legacy.montevallo.edu/housing/

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1350 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Required of on-campus residents 5-meal plan/week + 350 flex dollars 10-meal plan/week + 200 flex dollars 15-meal plan/week + 150 flex dollars 19-meal plan/week + 100 flex dollars



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.