University of Montevallo

Institution Location

75 College Drive
Montevallo, Alabama

Accrediting Agency

Institutional Accreditation
The University of Montevallo is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Educational Specialist degree.

Program Accreditations
In addition, the University of Montevallo is committed to attaining national accreditation for specific degree programs where such recognition is available and appropriate. University of Montevallo programs are accredited by the following organizations:

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CAA)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

All Education programs that result in state licensure are also approved by the Alabama State Board of Education. For more information about accreditation, please visit:

Institution Type

  • Baccalaureate University/College (4 year)
  • Masters University/College


Fall Deadline: August 15th
Spring Deadline: December 1st
Summer Deadline: May 1st

Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions,
Phone: 205-665-6030 or 1-800-292-4349
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The University of Montevallo has four distinct colleges — Arts and Sciences, Stephens College of Business, Education, and Fine Arts — offering more than 35 degree programs featuring approximately 60 majors. International students representing 19 different countries currently attend the University.

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. As one of the only two universities in the state of Alabama to receive this accolade, UM consistently provides an innovative, hands-on experience that develops students not only as scholars, but also as responsible and productive citizens. More than 95% of our faculty hold their doctorate or terminal degree and our student to faculty ratio is 16:1.

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Specialized Programs

  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Fine Arts

Carnegie Classifications

  • Basic:  Master’s Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs
  • Undergraduate Instructional Program: Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
  • Graduate Instructional Program: Post baccalaureate: Education-dominant, with Arts & Sciences

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Research Programs

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Overview of the research emphasis of our institution/faculty/students

Undergraduate research at Montevallo is a strong component of the educational process.

The overarching goals of the University of Montevallo’s Undergraduate Research Program are to facilitate the undergraduate research experience between students and faculty mentors and to enhance the liberal arts experience, which will help prepare students for graduate or professional schools.

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Program is to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to foster their academic knowledge and understanding through collaborative research efforts, scholarly activity, and creative endeavor.

All students, from freshman to seniors, are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of research projects. Students who participate in research are given the opportunity to travel to national conferences all over the United States to present their work. Research at Montevallo not only prepares students for the future but instills confidence in all who participate. Special events are held each year to enable students to celebrate their research, scholarship, and creative activity with the broader academic community, even if they have not enrolled for or completed an UR project for academic credit. One such event is our Annual Undergraduate Research Day in the spring semester of each year.

The major events sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Program are:  Undergraduate Research Day and the Run for Research on campus, and the Southeastern Regional COPLAC Undergraduate Research Conference.  The Undergraduate Research Program offers travel awards for student research presentations.

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Internships/Cooperative Education (COOP)

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Does your institution support Curricular Practical Training (CPT)?

Education Abroad

Does your institution offer education abroad opportunities for all students?

  • Faculty led abroad
  • Short term abroad
  • Semester abroad
  • Exchange abroad
  • Internships abroad
  • Service abroad
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English as a Second Language and Support Services

Does your institution offer academic admission to international students under the condition that applicants will meet the English Proficiency requirements prior to enrolling in their academic program?

Does your institution provide ESL Support Services?

If yes, do you require international students to take an English proficiency test before beginning their university program?

For non-native English speakers, a score report of either the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required. The University requires a score of 525 or better on the written TOEFL, a score of more than 193 on the computer-based exam, or a score of at least 71 on the Internet-based TOEFL. On the IELTS, the University requires a minimum overall score of a 6.0, with a minimum score of 5.0 on any individual section.

Campus Life

Small college town near large city

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Competitive Cheerleading
  • Cross County
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
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  • Student Government Association
  • University Program Council
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural Sports
  • International Student Organization
  • Minority Student Union
  • Honor Societies
  • Departmental Organizations
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Religious Organizations

Does your institution have a service learning/community service outreach program?

For information about the University of Montevallo’s Service Learning and Outreach programs, please visit

Student Organization Information

International Student/Faculty Organizations


  • Single Sex Housing
  • Single Occupancy
  • Double Occupancy
  • Suite Single Occupancy
  • Suite Double Occupancy
  • Housing for Disabled Students
Academic Facilities Available
  • Library
  • Computer labs
  • Speech and Language Center
  • Tutoring Center
  • Writing Center
  • Grainger Center Professional Practice
  • Ceramics Studio/Kiln, Art Studios
  • Photo Darkroom, Screen drying room
  • Acid Etching Room
  • Printmaking Labs
  • Digital Media Lab
  • Sculpture Studios
  • Carving Studio
  • Glass Studio
  • Wood Shop
  • Metal Shop
  • Broadcast Production Studio
  • Music Technology Lab
  • Electric Piano Lab
  • Recital Halls
  • Music Practice Rooms
  • Studio Theatre
  • Black Box Theatre
  • Observatory
  • Ecological Preserve

Institution Demographics

Total Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,346
Total Graduate Enrollment: 371
International Student Enrollment for UG/Graduate/Professional: 58

Students from:

Within the state of Alabama : More than 90%
From other US states : Less than 10%
From outside the US : 58

Ethnicity Representation

African American/Black 16%
American Indian 1%
Asian 1%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
White/Non-Hispanic 70%
Other 8%


Total Faculty Approximately 135 full-time and 75 part-time faculty
Faculty:Student 16:1
Male:Female Ratio 32% Male and 68% Female

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US Immigration Compliance Information

US Immigration Support Services

Cost and Financial Aid

International Student Costs

Category $ Per Year $ Per Semester
Undergraduate tuition (per semester)* -- $812.00 per credit hour. ** Students scoring 23 or higher on the ACT qualify for in-state tuition rates of $391.00 per credit hour
Graduate tuition (per semester)* -- $881.00 per credit hour.
Room and Board (per semester)* -- $7,512.00 (will vary depending on Residence Hall and meal plan selected)
Required Fees (per year) $640.00 per year --
Average Book Expense (per year) $Varies according to course load. --

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