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The South’s Best Colleges: Auburn University at Montgomery

Founded in 1967, Auburn University at Montgomery is ranked among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report and top universities in the Southeast by The Princeton Review. AUM provides students with detailed knowledge and hands-on, practical experience, often from professionals in the field.

AUM’s five colleges offer 54 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 9 educational specialists degrees, and 2 doctoral programs among the more than 90 fields of study. Classes are offered days, nights, and weekends, as well as online. Enrollment: 5,212 with a student/faculty ratio of 16:1.

AUM provides a diverse, close-knit and small-town, “everybody knows your name” feel with all the history and excitement of Alabama’s capital city—just hop on the Warhawk Transit shuttle. Students can play or cheer for 11 varsity sports teams or join campus intramurals or the dance team. 

On-campus apartments are available in AUM’s four new or newly renovated residence halls. Offering single rooms in an apartment-style high-rise or single and double rooms in an efficiency apartment. There are seven sororities and two fraternities.

AUM boasts more than 100 student organizations and curriculum-related clubs, along with 11 honor societies, and 6 religious organizations.

Unique academic programs include Social Work, Graphic Design, Medical Lab Science, Criminal Justice, and Sport Management. 

Scholarships include AUM’s Opportunity Scholarship, which requires a minimum ACT composite score of 18 (950 SAT) and a minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Freshman scholarships are up to $40,000. Transfer scholarships up to $8,000. AUM also offers a Military and Dependent Scholarship for U.S. service members in Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard and their dependents.

AUM features rolling admissions throughout the year. Automatic scholarships are available based on GPA or ACT/SAT scores. GRE/GMAT waiver are also available.

Cool Factors

AUM holds 25 national championships across 11 sports, now with the excitement of NCAA D2 play in the Gulf South Conference. AUM Softball won the GulfSouth Conference 2021 and 2022 and played in the College World Series.

AUM has one of the state’s largest Study Abroad programs, now with new opportunities in Costa Rica and South Africa. 

AUM’s College of Education is home to the state’s first Virtual Avatar Laboratory (VAL), which is used across all academic divisions to provide a cutting-edge learning environment. 

School Accolades

Best Online Bachelor’s Programs — U.S. News & World Report 

Most Innovative Colleges — U.S. News & World Report 

Best Business College — U.S. News & World Report 

Best Colleges in the Southeast — Princeton Review 

Most Affordable College in Alabama – Yahoo!Finance 

Designated Military Spouse Friendly — VIQTORY 

AACSB—Accredited Business School 

Top Ten Gold Military Friendly.

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