University of Montevallo

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School Overview

The University of Montevallo is a publically-funded liberal arts college located in Montevallo, Alabama. The University offers exceptional degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences.

This school offers 5 bachelor’s and 4 master’s degree programs, Class AA certification programs, and various educational specialist programs in a variety of subject areas including biology, business, communications and journalism, radio and television, education, health services, history, physical science, psychology and performing arts, to name just a few.

General Information

Admission Office

Station 6030

Montevallo, AL 35115-6030

(205) 665-6030

(800) 292-4349

Fax: (205) 665-6032

Contact: Ira Gurganus

Director of Admissions
Main Address
Station 6001

Montevallo, AL 35115-6000

(205) 665-6000


Total undergrads: 2,572

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,558

Graduate enrollment: 453


Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,080 $6,650 $7,010 $7,750 +10.56%
Books and Supplies $850 $900 $1,000 $1,050 +5.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $4,360 $4,504 $4,631 $5,920 +27.83%
Other $3,100 $3,330 $3,450 $3,550 +2.90%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $4,360 $4,504 $4,650 $5,920 +27.31%
Other $3,100 $3,330 $3,450 $3,550 +2.90%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $14,390 $15,384 $16,091 $18,270 +13.54%
In-state Off Campus $14,390 $15,384 $16,110 $18,270 +13.41%
In-state with Family $6,930 $7,550 $8,010 $8,800 +9.86%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,264
In-state Student Fees $502
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,528
Out-of-state Student Fees $502

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 404 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 335 66% $1,790,024 $5,343
• Federal grants 159 31% $653,800 $4,112
• Pell grants 159 31% $571,900 $3,597
• Other federal grants 74 15% $81,900 $1,107
Local and state government scholarships or grants 11 2% $13,000 $1,182
Institutional scholarships or grants 245 48% $1,123,224 $4,585
Student loan financial aid 246 49% $1,338,856 $5,443
• Federal student loans 246 49% $1,285,728 $5,227
• Other student loans 8 2% $53,128 $6,641

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 448 148 32
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 23
Biology and Biological Sciences 23
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Programs 77
Accounting 19
Business Administration and Management 28
Finance 8
Management Information Systems 8
Marketing/marketing Management 14
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 28
Radio and Television 28
Education 57 123 32
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
Education 9
Educational Leadership and Administration 10 23
Elementary Education and Teaching 54 35
Secondary Education and Teaching 57
English Language and Literature/letters 27 6
English Language and Literature 18 6
Rhetoric and Composition 9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
Foreign Languages and Literatures 13
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 17 19
Audiology/audiologist 3
Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 14 19
History 23
History 23
Human Services Programs 15
Social Work 15
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics 7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 25
Health and Physical Education/fitness 25
Physical Sciences 5
Chemistry 5
Psychology 21
Psychology 21
Social Sciences 27
Political Science and Government 11
Social Sciences 10
Sociology 6
Visual and Performing Arts 54
Art and art Studies 34
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 10
Music 10
Work and Family Studies 29
Family, Consumer and Human Sciences 29
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Pedagogy B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Radio/Television B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Montevallo Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(205) 665-6155
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:Station 6001, Montevallo, AL 35115-6000
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,798
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,508 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$12,040
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,310
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,093

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Montevallo Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs21
Mathematics and Statistics1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total3257

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Grand total2

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Montevallo and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,020

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid46893%
Grant or scholarship aid43687%$9,093
Student loan aid30160%$6,371

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,95976%$8,632
Federal student loans1,46757%$6,845

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Montevallo. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Montevallo students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants2,3346851,649
Percent admitted100%66%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%24%19%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Montevallo Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,798
Undergraduate enrollment2,409
Graduate enrollment389

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Montevallo Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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