Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College was established on February 2, 1854 as the Tuskegee Female College. Its name was changed to Alabama Conference Female College in 1872. In 1910, its campus was moved to Montgomery, and the college was renamed the Woman's College of Alabama. It became a coeducational institute in 1934, and was given its current name the following year. The school's campus is spread across 71 acres of land in Montgomery, Alabama.

Huntingdon College offers academic programs in subjects like art, biology, mathematics, history, communication studies, language and literature, psychology, sports studies, and teacher education. Several music programs are offered through the Huntingdon Academy of Music as well.

Huntingdon College's athletics teams are known as the Hawks, and participate in softball, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, football, and volleyball. The school is a member of the Great South Athletic Conference, NCAA Division III, and the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Huntingdon College
1500 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery , AL 36106-2148
General Phone: (334) 833-4222

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Huntingdon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management90business, business management, accounting
Science27biology, biochemistry, cell biology and anatomy, chemistry
Liberal Arts25Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Media13communication studies
Education and Teaching6elementary school teaching, math teaching, music teaching
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Fine Arts3fine arts, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy2religion, religious education
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Music1music, music performance

Number of programs and degrees for Huntingdon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19434

Huntingdon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Huntingdon had a total enrollment of 954 students (892 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 17%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 28%
22-24 11%
25-29 5%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Huntingdon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Huntingdon Room and Board (2007)

Huntingdon offers campus housing for 518 of its 892 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Montgomery, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Huntingdon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430560
SAT Math450540
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT19%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Huntingdon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,020
Room and board $ 6,950
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Huntingdon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 101900)

Huntingdon Faculty

Huntingdon has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track176
Non-tenured and not on tenure track15

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$68,6733$68,580
Associate professoracademic year4$52,2614$51,114
Assistant professoracademic year16$45,2906$44,100
Instructoracademic year1*4$45,295
All faculty totalacademic year27$51,43417$50,351

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Huntingdon Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Huntingdon Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 19%Huntingdon Male % of student body

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