Alabama A&M University (AAMU)

Alabama A&M University is a comprehensive land-grant institution. It was founded in 1875 by William Cooper Councill, a former slave. AAMU operates as a teaching, research and public-service institution. Through their five colleges, AAMU offers 51 majors in departments such as art and film, elementary/early childhood education, civil and electrical engineering, business and much more. Students can become more involved on campus through the many registered student groups and organizations. Among those include popular African-American fraternities and sororities, such as Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Omega Psi Phi. Other group organizations include those with interest in religion, politics, performing arts and public service. AAMU’s mission is to provide excellence in education and a scholarly environment in which inquiring and discriminating minds may be nourished.

Location: Normal, AL

Type of Institution: Four-year HBCU

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $8,886

     • Out-of-State: $15,990

Room and Board: $6,980

Size: 5,800+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 97%

Percentage of Men: 48%

Percentage of Women: 52%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 20:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, Doctorate

Colleges: Agriculture Life and Natural Science; Business and Public Affairs; Education; Humanities and Behavioral Sciences; Engineering Technology and Physical Sciences; Graduate Studies

Housing: On-campus housing provided through six residential halls


     • Greek: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma

     • Others: Gospel Choir, Dancing Divas, AAMU Democrats, Baptist Campus Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Ruben Studdard

Transportation: Bulldog Transit System (BTS) provides free transportation on campus for faculty and students. BTS runs Monday-Friday during fall and spring semesters. Limited schedule during summer semester. (Check link below for schedule.)

City Life: Five minutes from downtown Huntsville, historic sites, museums, art galleries, 60 parks with biking, hiking and walking trails, shopping, dining, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Davidson Center for Space Exploration




Bulldog Transit System (BTS):