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About University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo is a public, state school in an small town setting in Montevallo, Alabama. University of Montevallo was founded in 1896 and now enrolls around 2,600 students a year, including 2,228 undergrads.

University of Montevallo offers housing for up to 1,340 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Montevallo's endowment was $2.215 million The institution spends around $12,124 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 13 undergraduates enrolled at University of Montevallo.

2021 University of Montevallo Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 23
In-State Tuition $12,090
Out-of-State $25,110

University of Montevallo Regular Decision Deadline 2022

University of Montevallo's regular decision application deadline is August 1. All regular decision applicants should hear back from University of Montevallo by September 1.

Early Admission at University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo does not offer early decision or early action.

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University of Montevallo Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Montevallo. Around 62% of applicants get into University of Montevallo each year. Out of 5,315 applications received in 2021, 3,274 students were offered admission.

University of Montevallo Waitlist

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

How Do I Get Into University of Montevallo?

University of Montevallo is considered moderately difficult 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 University of Montevallo, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Montevallo Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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University of Montevallo Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for University of Montevallo students is 23.

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

Is University of Montevallo Test Optional?

University of Montevallo is test optional. 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. 98% submitted the ACT.

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Does University of Montevallo Provide Dorms?

Yes! University of Montevallo provides on-campus housing for up to 1,340 students.

University of Montevallo students are active in the school's Student Government Association, University Programming Council and Campus Ministries. College Night, Spring Fest, and and Back to School Bash are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

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

Financial Aid at University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Montevallo full-time are awarded $13,729 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some aid is awarded ona 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is University of Montevallo a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Montevallo

About 77% of students who start at University of Montevallo return the next year. Out of the 530 students who started at University of Montevallo as first-time freshman, 185 graduate within four years.

Around 54% of students who started at University of Montevallo 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 Debt for University of Montevallo Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $32,433 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Montevallo sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Montevallo a good school for you?

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Where is University of Montevallo Located?

University of Montevallo is located in the small town setting of Montevallo, Alabama, less than an hour from Birmingham.

If you want to see University of Montevallo for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 65 to Montevallo, 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 University of Montevallo and Montevallo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Station 6001 Montevallo, AL 35115

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Montevallo Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Montevallo is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Montevallo is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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University of Montevallo ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Montevallo is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Montevallo. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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University of Montevallo Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Montevallo is like? There are approximately 2,600 students enrolled at University of Montevallo, including 2,228 undergraduate students and 372 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from AL and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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