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Alabama A & M University Data & Information Overview

4 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
72% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Alabama A & M University Ranked?

#2,073 Best Colleges in Nation
#39 Best Colleges in AL
Computer & Information Sciences Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Alabama A & M University was awarded 4 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is computer & information sciences.

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Overall Quality

AAMU is ranked #2,073 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when AAMU held the #2,128 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

AAMU also holds the #39 spot on the Best Colleges in Alabama ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into AAMU?

72% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Alabama A & M University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 72%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 19% of students accepted to AAMU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 430 and 520. Math scores were between 410 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 430 to 520 )

SAT Math Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 410 to 510 )
AAMU received ACT scores from 63% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 20.

ACT Composite Scores for Alabama A & M University  ( 15 to 20 )

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Alabama A & M University Faculty

18 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alabama A & M University is about average at 18 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alabama A & M University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alabama A & M University

58% Freshmen Retention
8% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Alabama A & M University this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at AAMU is 8%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  8 out of 100

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Alabama A & M University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,663 Full-Time Undergraduates
93.4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,093 undergraduates at AAMU with 4,663 being full-time and 430 being part-time.

How Much Does Alabama A & M University Cost?

$15,529 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
$24,656 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of AAMU is $15,529. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for AAMU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,694 $15,379 $17,694 $17,883 $20,483

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of AAMU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At AAMU, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,164 a year. That adds up to $24,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at AAMU is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do AAMU Graduates Make?

$36,339 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from AAMU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $36,339 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 14% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Alabama A & M University make the most money.

Location of Alabama A & M University

Alabama State
4,663 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Alabama A & M University is a public institution located in Normal, Alabama. The city atmosphere of Normal makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for AAMU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-5000

Alabama A & M University Majors

40 Majors With Completions
573 Undergraduate Degrees
236 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Alabama A & M University. Of these students, 573 received undergraduate degrees and 236 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 95 $23,306
Business Administration & Management 59 $38,753
Mechanical Engineering 41 $52,783
General Psychology 40 $22,721
Computer Information Systems 37 $60,145
Criminal Justice & Corrections 31 $23,373
Social Work 23 $25,294
Construction Engineering Technology 21 NA
General Family & Consumer Sciences 20 $22,540
Electrical Engineering 20 $58,009

Learn more about the majors offered at Alabama A & M University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at AAMU

49% Take At Least One Class Online
7% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 2,939 students took at least one online class at Alabama A & M University. This is a decrease from the 5,759 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,939 426
2019-2020 5,759 1,869
2018-2019 1,315 102
2017-2018 1,209 120
2016-2017 1,114 121

Learn more about online learning at Alabama A & M University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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