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Study at Alabama A and M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also referred to as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is a public, land-grant, historically black university located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama, United States. It was established in 1875 as Alabama A&M. In 1896, the name was changed to The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes. In 1949, this name was changed to Alabama A&M College. Finally, in 1969, it was granted university status, and the name was changed to Alabama A&M University. The University campus stretches over more than 800 acres of suburban land. It grants admission to more than 5, 000 students annually.

The men's and women's sports teams of the university are called the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs respectively. The official mascot of AAMU is the Bulldog. Students participate in basketball, football, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, bowling, volleyball and softball. The University also has men's and women's swimming clubs.

Profile of Alabama A and M University

Alabama A and M can be found in Normal, Alabama (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at Alabama A and M.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in science, agricultural science and management, and family and social work.

Alabama A and M Selectivity

Alabama A and M does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 68% of potential students in 2007.


A tenure system is one way Alabama A and M works to keep a high-quality staff.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 5, 706 students were enrolled in the school. Alabama A and M has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Alabama A and M offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Southwestern Athletic Conference and University Athletic Association competitions.

Alabama A and M Tuition and Affordability

Bargain hunters might want to look at Alabama A and M, which charges less than many schools of its type.

Alabama A and M Programs and Degrees

General Category


Most Common Majors

Educationand Teaching


secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, special ed, physical education teaching, education of speech impaired, education, early childhood education, educational administration, . . .

Business and Management


business management, marketing, accounting, finance

Family and Social Work


social work, family and consumer science



biology, physics, chemistry, physics courses



mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering

Therapy and Counselling


psychology, Counselling psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology, psychology courses

Liberal Arts


sociology, political science, English, economics

Computer Science and Engineering


computer and info science

Agricultural Science and Management


food science, agricultural operations, various agricutural courses, agricultural economics, agriculture

Engineering Technician


industrial tech, electrical/electronic tech, mechanical engineering related tech, civil engineering tech



radio and TV tech

Architecture and Planning


urban planning

Landscaping and Horticulture


various plant science courses

Medical Support and Technology


speech pathology

Art Studies


art studies




Conservation and Resource Management


forestry courses

Animal Science and Care


animal science

Contact: Alabama A and M

Alabama A and M University

4900 Meridian St

Normal, Alabama 35762

General Phone: (256) 372-5000


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