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Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL


About This Campus

Alabama State University, a Historically Black College/University, was America's first state-supported academic institution founded for the education of Blacks. It was established in 1866 as Lincoln Normal in Marion, Alabama and was moved to Montgomery in 1887. After several name changes the school received its present name in 1969. The 105-acre urban campus has over 5500 students and offers 40 different programs of study. The College of Business Administration has developed special programs geared to assist small business entrepreneurs which give students opportunity for actual experience in the market place.

Location Information

Alabama State University is located in historic Montgomery, Ala., on a beautiful 172-acre campus featuring lush landscaping, historic landmarks and both modern and traditional facilities. The campus is located only a short walk from the state capital, the state government complex, and downtown Montgomery, making the downtown business and entertainment district, art galleries, state archives, museums and historical sites readily accessible.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Montgomery
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 4,413
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/09-12/15
Spring | 01/07-05/13

Campus Diversity

White | 3%
Black | 93%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 3%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Recommendation from the home campus is required for admission to music or art classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Theater Art
  • Biology/Life Science

Unique Academic Programs

  • African American Studies
  • Social Work

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies

Agriculture: Agriculture Biology

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Graphic Design, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Coaching, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Relations

Chemistry: Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Graphic Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Educational Media/Services, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Instructional Media, Junior High/Middle School, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education

English: English

General Studies: Arts and Science, Liberal Studies, Social Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Information Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Records Administration and Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems

Languages: French, Spanish

Library Science: Media Librarian

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Dance, Modern Dance, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Recreation Therapy, Urban Recreation and Administration

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


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, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 11/25/19.
  • Estimated cost: $5534.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (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 Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($250 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($250 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 11/25/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $75 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Gen University Fee $1142.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $210 per semester.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (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: 001005

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B 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 11/25/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 35% living on campus
  • Double: $3025 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 20
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 20
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Included in room/board costs

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