About Athens State University

Founded in 1822, Athens State University. is a college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,025 full time undergraduate students, and 38 full time graduate students.

The Athens State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 81 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Athens State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at ASU are considered , with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

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

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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

Athens State University REVIEWS

Write a review, Enter to win $1,000 Scholarship
  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    11 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    13 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    18 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    37 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    36 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    37 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Athens State University?

4 Students rated Athens State University


Athens State is a fantastic college with a wide range of classes and schedules to fit most students' needs. I am majoring in Acquisition and Contract Management and I know that I am learning the skills that will give me a competitive edge on the job market.


A very clean school with many professors and staff who genuinely care. Many of the staff will email students back after office hours. Everyone is very helpful and if they do not know the answer to a specific question, they will give you someone's information who does.


I love Athens State University. When I transferred from a different college, Athens State University help me with the transition. It was a smooth process and every department was very helpful and informative. I would recommend any student to attend Athens State University, because they truly treat the students like family.


The school has such a beautiful campus with historic buildings that have character and state of the art equipment for studies. The students and staff are all very friendly and helpful. The teachers really enjoy helping and wanting to see the students succeed.

Athens State University FAQS

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

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Athens State University is %. 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?

    I would tell other students to research all the schools they are intersted in. They should find out cost of attendance and how prominent their study of major is at the school. Other schools offer the education program, however after careful research I found out that Athens offers a better variety of classes and availabilities making it easy to finish the degree in five semesters. This is a very important factor when finding a school.

    Read all  44 answers
  3. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I really do not find anything frustrating about the school that I attend. I currently take on-line classes and work full-time. The time constraints can be frustrating sometimes. The faculty at Athens State University are very helpful.

    Read all  11 answers
  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Most all of my classmates are working people, who are taking classes online in order to get their degree.

    Read all  9 answers
  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the school that I attend is that the school and the classes are the perfect size to be conducive to learning. The classes are just small enough to be able to build relationships and class cohesion while at the same time being large enough to bring several different perspectives to the table expanding the discussion topics. I enjoy the interaction between the class and the instructors/professors in the classes that I have taken. Classes are offered in several different formats but nothing really brings it to life like being in the room at Athens.

    Read all  9 answers
  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


    Read all  9 answers
  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school only concentrates on its students. Teachers are good with knowing what students need, there is little pressure to be exceptional, only to do what is needed for school. Students that are going here tend to enjoy the classes they take, because they have done the research and gone to a school that is not too expensive and still offers its students off campus classes, along with faculty that want to help you when you are getting closer to graduation. The teachers are usually members of the fields, so they tend to have practical forms of teaching.

    Read all  9 answers
  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The school I am attending for my edcuation is best known for its quality online degree programs.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Because I had attended a very small community college before transferring to Athens State, I felt very sheltered when it came to academics. Also, the classes at the community college were ridiculously easy compared to the classes at the university. Although I feel much more stimulated in my classes now, I wish I would've known how much harder the classes are at a university.

    Read all  7 answers
  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school is know for their education program, in which I am involved in.

    Read all  6 answers
  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    family oriented, working parents, single parents, older adults, prospective teachers and liberal arts majors, people who like smaller classes and friendly professors, country cored people, people not looking for any drama

    Read all  6 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If your looking for anonymity Athens is probably not the school for you. Athens is exemplary of Southern hospitality. You'll be made to feel like your right at home and these big beautiful old colonial buildings are your house!

    Read all  4 answers
  13. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Athens State University is career-oriented and faculty strives for students to do their best.

    Read all  2 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at Athens State is focused on learning and helping the student understand the material. All the professors I've had have truly cared about me, as a student and person.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body







Total Undergrad Enrollment


Total Grad Students









Student Organizations







On-Campus Housing


of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
% Asian/Pacific Islander
% Black or African-American
% Hispanic/Latino
% White or Caucasian


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.

N/A of students attending Athens State University receive some sort of financial aid. N/A were awarded federal grants. While N/A received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State


Tuition and fees(Out of state)


Books and Supplies


Room and Board


Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.


Find your perfect match from over 3 million scholarships!


CAN YOU GET INTO Athens State University?

Complete your profile to see if this school is a fit for you, and what your chances of admitance are.