Top 20 Universities in Alabama

University of Montevallo
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19. University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo is a public institution that was founded in 1896. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,665, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 160 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,410 (2015-16); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,780 (2015-16).

The University’s mission, unique in higher education in Alabama, is “to provide students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, ‘small college’ public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.”


When applying to University of Montevallo, it’s important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Montevallo is $30.

It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 74.3 percent.

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Montevallo is 16:1, and the school has 48.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77 percent.

Student Life

University of Montevallo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,665, with a gender distribution of 33.5 percent male students and 66.5 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus.

University of Montevallo is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Campus Services

University of Montevallo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service.

University of Montevallo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc).

Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Montevallo.

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