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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.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Montgomery
Population | 200,000
Enrollment | 4,413
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/09-12/15
Spring | 01/07-05/13

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 93%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 1%
Two or more | 0%
White | 3%
Other | 3%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
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

  • Accounting
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Biology
  • Aquatic Biology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Finance/Banking
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Health Education
  • Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Military Sciences
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Recreation Management
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


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 / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 11/25/19

  • 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
  • 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 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: 18 ($250 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($250 per additional hour)

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: 001005

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

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

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 11/25/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 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
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $850
  • Proximity to campus: 5
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Included in room/board costs


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Figures per Semester are current as of 11/25/19

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


  • Health records due by: 05/15
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Physical
  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis

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