About Alabama State University

Founded in 1867, Alabama State University. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,727 full time undergraduate students, and 591 full time graduate students.

The Alabama State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 249 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Alabama State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate45%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range730-920
ACT Range15-19

Admissions at ASU are considered More Selective, with ,39% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

58% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 27% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alabama State University.

Alabama State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    97 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    63 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    99 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    104 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    105 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    105 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    105 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    105 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Alabama State University?

45 Students rated Alabama State University

Tiffini - 08/15/2023

In my honest opinion. Alabama State University is a university that will start its students off. It's a place where students find themselves and Alabama State encourages that. Here there is a sense of belonging and community, no matter where you come from. But that is all it is. In my opinion, Alabama State is a buffering university. Here you see who you want to become and what you want to do, but staying here long term, it's unlikely.

Brycin - 03/31/2023

Alabama State is a great school to come to academically, but the other stuff, including resident, the food that's given out the the cafe, etc., could use to working on. I feel the whole campus could use a remodel because a lot of these buildings are old.

Stormi - 05/06/2022

One of the best values for the money in higher education. The support systems enable each student the opportunity to maximize their potential. The environment is really supportive from the instructors to staff and administration. The student life is also very engaging with numerous avenues for engagement.

Rosa - 04/10/2022

Alabama State University is a very culture strong school. With a lot of history. It's a great environment for students. It is not hard for students to get hello with anything or find out any needed information. There are lots of resources offered to students and there is something for everybody do nobody has to feel alone.

Alabama State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Alabama State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Alabama State University is 45%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Brandon Dixon Advice to Your High School Self July 16, 2012 Advice to Your High School Self Selecting the college you want to spend the next four years of your life is a big decision. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that you research different colleges’ admission requirements, financial costs, and areas of study. It is very important to make sure that you do not wait too late to take the SAT/ ACT, to make sure you have ample time to take the exam if there is a need to improve your score. Make sure you keep your GPA in good standing Most importantly, schedule an exit meeting with your guidance counselor to get information about various scholarships, and information on various colleges and universities. Get involved in community service work because you can develop skills that will help you in college such as time management, organizational, and interpersonal communication. Let your senior year be a time for enjoyment, excitement, and being stress –free. It would be helpful to speak with your minister, teacher, and family to share any concerns. Being prepared is the best way to start

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Alabama State University is a historical balck college that offers its students opportunities to meet people from all over the world, get hands on experience in their perferred field of study, as well as an education.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A outgoing and social person.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The pressure of keeping your grades in check.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the internet service. I hate that I can't get on the internet from my room with my laptop.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    We are a historical black college and we do everything traditional.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    At Wabash College, It's really nice because the students that you work with are all intelligent, they know what they are talking about and work hard in everything that they do. So you always have great discussions in class as well as hard workers who are able to do wonders for athletics, as well as work on campus to make everything run smooth.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell them about the theatre program and how amazing it is!

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    School Pride. Academics first.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I believe that people who are not serious about their education should not attend college. People who see college as only a place to party and do at ever they feel like when ever they feel like doing it should not waste their time or the government's money. The people who make all F's and D's should not attend college. Only when a student is serious about furthering their education and doing the necessary work to get a degree should they be accepted into a university.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Alabama State Univeristy, is one of the best college to attent the Instructor are their if I needed them, there all type of sports, most of all I am a 61 years old really enjoying school now. All of my children are out of my house and I have 46 hour before I am finish and proud to be at Alabama State Univeristy.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Luckily, I had a great guidance counselor in high school and was well informed of Alabama State University. I participated in Upward Bound Math and Science and was able to live on campus during the summers when I was in high school.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Sporty people I am one to

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Party campus

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending Alabama State University receive some sort of financial aid. 87% were awarded federal grants. While 82% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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