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Alabama A & M University

Normal, AL

About This Campus

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, established in 1875 by William Hooper Council, a former slave, is a Historically Black, comprehensive, coeducational land-grant university with a total enrollment of over 5000 students from 49 states and over 23 foreign countries. The University is large enough to offer the variety of majors (over 41 undergraduate majors) as may be found in other great universities, but small enough that the faculty, students and staff can get to know each other without anyone getting lost in a crowd. It is the only HBCU with an accredited program in food science and technology, the only university in the state with an accredited program in community planning and urban studies and one of two programs in the state with an accredited degree in Social Work.

Location Information

Quietly nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, on 2300 rolling acres, the AAMU campus offers a breathtaking world of opportunity to grow intellectually and personally. The campus is a 5 minute commute from downtown Huntsville. It has the unique distinction of being laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., designer of New York's Central Park.

Helpful Information

AAMU is located in Huntsville, the state's second largest media Designated Market Area (DMATM), in the mountain lakes region of North Alabama. The beauty of the area, the quality of entertainment, the variety of recreational activities are all part of the AAMU experience. On campus, AAMU provides your student with numerous activities, including 93 student organizations embracing a wide variety of activities.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Normal
Population | 688,806
Enrollment | 5,859
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/16-12/07
Spring | 01/07-

Campus Diversity

White | 13%
Black | 65%
Hispanic/Latino | 3%
Asian | 17%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 0%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Notable Academic Programs
  • Food Science
  • Agricultural Business
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Physics

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences
  • Apparel/Fashion Design
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietetics
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Family Studies
  • Fashion/Retail Merchandising
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Studio Art
  • Technology Education
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual Arts


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or N/A Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/27/18.
  • Estimated cost: $4804.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: None.
  • Home Payment: None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/27/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $250 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee $125 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $45 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Transportation Fee $60 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Late Registratio Fee $60 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Replacem Fee $30 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: ID Card Replacement with Meal Plan is $60. ($30 w/o a meal plan). Please be mindful that Alabama A&M University does not allow students not seeking a degree from the University to be awarded University financial aid.

Financial Aid

Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001002

Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/27/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 54% living on campus
  • Double: $1750
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 10
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 10
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 10
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 10
Notes About Housing
Pricing on dorms vary based on classification.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1765 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Other options are available for less meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/27/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $76 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $76 per semester.

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