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About Selma University

Selma University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Selma, Alabama. Selma University was founded in 1878 and now enrolls around 420 students a year, including 398 undergrads.

Selma University offers housing for up to 80 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 35% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2015, the total market value of Selma University's endowment was $2.5 million For each full-time student, Selma University spends about $2,500. For each full-time professor, there are about 12 undergraduates enrolled at Selma University.

2021 Selma University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 2.2
Mean ACT score 14
Tuition $7,200

2022 Selma University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Selma University

Selma University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Selma University Acceptance Rate

In 2015, Selma University accepted 0% of applicants.

Selma University Waitlist 2021

Selma University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Selma University?

Selma University is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Selma University, applicants must submit the following items.

Selma University Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

Selma University Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.2 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Selma University students is 14.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Selma University.

Does Selma University Require the ACT or SAT?

Selma University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 2% submitted the SAT. 15% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Selma University

Yes! Selma University provides on-campus housing for up to 80 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Selma University.

Financial Aid at Selma University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Selma University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Selma University

About 37% of students who start at Selma University come back the next year. Out of the 108 students who started at Selma University as first-time freshman, 2 graduate within four years.

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 and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Selma University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school 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 want 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

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Wondering what life at Selma University is like? There are approximately 420 students enrolled at Selma University, including 398 undergraduate students and 22 graduate students. 84% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from AL and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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