University Of Montevallo

University Of Montevallo

University of Montevallo, also referred to as UM, is located in Montevallo, Alabama, United States. It was founded in the year 1896 as the Alabama Girls' Industrial School. It is a member unit of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. It gained university status in 1969. Degrees are offered to students through the university's four colleges, which are:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • Michael E. Stephens College of Business

The university's athletic teams are known as the Falcons. UM Students compete in a range of college sports including basketball, golf, cross country, soccer, tennis, baseball, and volleyball.

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Montevallo , AL 35115-6000
General Phone: (205) 665-6155

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University of Montevallo Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching210education, educational administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Liberal Arts85foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, social services, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management76business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Family and Social Work56family and consumer science, social work
Medical Support and Technology31audiology, speech pathology
Art Studies28art studies
Therapy and Counseling21psychology
Media20radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18health and physical education
Science16biology, chemistry
Drama and Performing Arts13drama

Number of programs and degrees for University of Montevallo in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree41127
Post-master's certificate292
Master's degree1547

University of Montevallo Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Montevallo had a total enrollment of 2,949 students (2,683 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 14%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 29%
18-19 28%
20-21 17%
22-24 9%
25-29 6%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

University of Montevallo Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %
Part-Time 56 %

University of Montevallo Room and Board (2007)

University of Montevallo offers campus housing for 1,252 of its 2,683 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Montevallo, 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 21 meals per week.

University of Montevallo Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1629
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Montevallo Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,650
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,800
Room and board $ 4,504
Room charge $ 2,796
Board (meal plan) charge $ 1,560
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,330

Financial Aid:
University of Montevallo participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 100400)

University of Montevallo Faculty

University of Montevallo has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2227
Non-tenured and not on tenure track19

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$82,16813$73,138
Associate professoracademic year22$66,38916$60,955
Assistant professoracademic year25$52,13224$50,606
Instructoracademic year2*16$38,957
All faculty totalacademic year69$64,89869$54,550

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

University of Montevallo Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Track Gulf South Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports243862

University of Montevallo Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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