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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.

Profile of University of MontevalloUniversity of Montevallo is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Montevallo, Alabama. The school is classified as a public college. Students at University of Montevallo earn degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include art studies, drama and performing arts, education and teaching, and family and social work.

University of Montevallo Selectivity

University of Montevallo does not admit all applicants. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.

FacultySome professors at University of Montevallo are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 949 students (2, 644 full-time equivalent).

Student LifeDorm living is common. The school makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at University of Montevallo belong to the Gulf South Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University's mission, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, 'small college' public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship. Affirmed by the Board of Trustees in 1978, 1989 and again in 1996 in conjunction with the Report of the Second Century Commission, the mission statement is incorporated into state statutes. Through its planning processes, the University regularly adopts goals which are the basis for evaluating the institution's activities. "

University of Montevallo Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching193elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, early childhood education, Education
Business and Management87business management, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS
Liberal Arts85history, English, sociology, social services, speech and rhetoric, political science, foreign language and literature
Family and Social Work55family and consumer science, social work
Science42biology, chemistry
Medical Support and Technology40speech pathology, audiology
Art Studies37art studies
Media32radio and television
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy25health and physical Education
Therapy and Counselling21psychology
Drama and Performing Arts14drama
Contact: University of Montevallo

Station 6001

Montevallo, Alabama 35115

General Phone: (205) 665-6155


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