About University of Montevallo

Founded in 1896, University of Montevallo. is a Public college. Located in Alabama, which is a city setting in Alabama, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,409 full time undergraduate students, and 389 full time graduate students.

The University of Montevallo Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 149 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Montevallo include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range900-1200
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,56% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 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 University of Montevallo.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    129 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    143 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    148 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    148 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    148 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    147 Students rated local services 4 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    148 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Montevallo REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Montevallo?

46 Students rated University of Montevallo

Skylar - 08/15/2023

Overall, I love attending the University of Montevallo. It’s definitely an artsy school, with most of the student body majoring in fine arts, theater, English, or a field within the humanities. The campus is small (my largest class had 35-40 students) and beautiful. There’s plenty of cute little shops within walking distance, and most restaurants in Montevallo accept the school’s food points. Every professor I’ve worked with has been incredibly friendly, with quite a few professors being extremely helpful in terms of class/homework and career guidance. I’ll admit, I did not love living on campus (the wi-fi is spotty), but most dorms I’ve seen have been in good shape (safe and accommodating). I am not involved in extracurriculars, but there are plenty of clubs/teams to chose from. I really like the University, and I’m happy I chose to attend.

Matthew - 08/23/2020

The University of Montevallo, while at first overwhelming, especially to enrolling freshmen, provides an environment so warm, understanding, and encouraging to everyone involved, be it students, staff, or visitors. It pushes young and incredibly gifted thinkers toward new heights and furthermore pushes them towards being more versatile, knowledgable, and experienced with any practice pertaining to the arts and the fine arts. It's an excellent experience that I will recommend, for years to come!

Katlyn - 04/29/2020

Montevallo is a Big University with a small town atmosphere. The campus is beautiful and the people are very friendly. I love the small class sizes because you are able to get to know your classmates and form a bond with them, whether you live on campus or not. The professors are incredibly helpful and are always available through email, day or night. Overall, I am incredibly happy with my choice to attend the University of Montevallo. It's definitely a personalized and hands on education with all the thrills and excitement of a large university experience.

Allison - 02/17/2020

The University of Montevallo provides top-notch education in a beautiful, small-town college setting. It features a diverse group of students and traditions that can't be found anywhere else. Montevallo is a great place to learn and grow in your knowledge.

University of Montevallo FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Montevallo?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Montevallo is 65%. 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?

    The University of Montevallo was undoubtedly the best choice of college for me to make. Our small size--about three thousand students--and subsequently low faculty to student ratio make it easy for us students to get to know our professors, and vice versa. Being a face and name and not just a number at my university has made learning significantly more enjoyable and rewarding for me. I have also been fortunate to make close friendships with my classmates because people at Montevallo are friendly and accessible. The liberal arts environment on campus attracts a diverse group of creative people who are accepting to people who would not necessarily fit in on larger campuses like that of University of Alabama or Auburn University. Because we focus primarily on academics and arts instead of sports, it makes the college experience that much more enjoyable for people like me, whose interests lie in things such as creative writing, art, journalism, and environmental conservation.

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

    The University of Montevallo is a very tight knit college, it is smaller than most, but has many advantages; almost everyone knows everybody, the student to teacher ratio is awesome, and there are always interesting things to do.

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

    The campus is so beautiful, and there are many traditions here.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A Montevallo student should be three basic things: a "people" person, intellectually curious, and a person who thrives on individual engagement in the classroom. My university is probably the most liberal in the state of Alabama and we take great pride in being a symbol of the New South. Students here are kind, open-hearted, generous, and fiercely faithful to their fellow students. Any newcomer should expect to become part of a genuine community. In short, anyone can be happy here because even the so-called outcast is beloved and their intellectual heft cherished.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates often seek to get to know others well by studying together and going to social events together as well to develop new friendships.

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

    The University of Montevallo is a wonderful campus and does not have many downfalls. However, deciding which of the many classes to take is probably the worst part. There are a variety of classes for the students intended major and a variety of classes that allow students to become well-rounded in their college career. Also, all of the professors at the University are all extremely qualified and make learning so much fun. Deciding who your favorite teacher is extremely difficult. Finding time to take all of the classes you are interested in can prove to be a task.

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

    Anyone can attend this college. It is homely to everyone.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that everyone is friendly and willing to help you with whatever you may need while attending at this school. The faculty, staff, and students are all working together to be a cohesive little community that takes care of one another. Everyone seems to really care, and you are not just a number. You are a person.

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

    College night/ our homecoming tradition! and our cobblestone streets.

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

    That living on campus would be worth it.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its art department. Theatre is one of the largest majors at University of Montevallo. Music is also a huge department and I have many friends who are music majors. Many of the students plan on teaching, and others are looking for professional careers.

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

    You can walk across campus in less than five minutes. It's a small school and definitely comes with the "small school" feel. It's annoying having only a few places to go around campus and then on top of that, the city of Montevallo doesn't have much more. You have to drive fifteen miles to the next town to go shopping or see a movie.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The campus at Montevallo is beautiful! It is a completely different environment. You have students from all around the world, who enjoy different things and no matter how different you are there is always something and someone who can relate with you. The school is not too big, nor too small. It is a perfect sized campus for everyone. There are so many different clubs and organizations you can join at Montevallo and it just makes you feel like you're at home. It is your home away from home and it is the best college out there!

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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.

93% of students attending University of Montevallo receive some sort of financial aid. 42% were awarded federal grants. While 58% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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