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Selma University

Selma, AL 4-Year Private
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About Selma University

Selma University Overview

Selma University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Selma, Alabama. Selma University was founded in 1878. Selma University provides on-campus housing for up to 80 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 35% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Activities at Selma University

Are you interested in music or performing?

Planning to play sports? Selma University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Selma University on the Student Life page.

2022 Selma University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Average GPA 2.2
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 2%
Tuition $7,200

Is Selma University a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Selma University offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Selma University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Selma University, around 37% are still enrolled the next year. Around 13% of students who started at Selma University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Selma University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Selma University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Selma University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Selma University's endowment was $2.5 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Selma University spends about $2,500 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Selma University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Selma University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Selma University.

Based on this information, is Selma University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Selma University a good school for you?

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Where is Selma University?

Selma University is located in the small town setting of Selma, Alabama.

If you would like to see Selma University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Selma, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Selma University and Selma are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1501 Lapsley Street Selma, AL 36701-5299

Campus Setting: Small Town

Selma University Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Selma University ACT Scores

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Selma University SAT Scores

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Selma University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$7,280

In State

$7,280

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,200
$7,200
Fees
$80
$80
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

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Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

96%

In State

4%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,280

Out-of-State

$7,280

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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