2011 PR E V I E W B O OK
Unconventional wisdom. It comes with the territory if you’re in the right place – an environment where answers ask questions and insight is revealed through self discovery. It involves more than just listening to lectures and taking notes: it’s acquired through a holistic approach to learning that focuses on experiencing the whole, not just the parts. It originates from a place populated with thinkers, doers and creators. It’s something altogether uncommon, and something you’ll always find here.
What can you do with a Liberal Arts Education?
The next four years are destined to be some of the most exciting, most influential and most memorable you’ll ever experience. A liberal arts education means you won’t spend them just striving narrowly for a piece of paper that says “you did it.”
Everything It means you’ll enjoy a low student-to-faculty ratio, small class sizes, personalized attention and copious opportunities for real world experience. It means you’ll emerge a well-rounded, open-minded, highly educated individual who isn’t just ready for the world—you’re ready to change it.
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT Best College
Year after year, Montevallo has advanced in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. And while thatâ€™s definitely cause for celebration, we also take it as a challenge. To continue to innovate, to move forwardâ€”and to always provide a better educational experience.
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95% 95% of faculty hold the terminal degree for their discipline
Education for your future and the future of education.
College of Education Preparing creative and innovative professionals for tomorrowâ€™s schools. Every year, our College of Education consistently has the honor of recommending several hundred teachers for state certification. DE GRE ES
Child and Family Studies Dietetics Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Elementary Education Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Science Education Health Promotion Kinesiology P-12 Education Retail Merchandising
College of Fine Arts Preparing passionate and dedicated souls to create things that matter. The College of Fine Arts helps mold and guide artists from all walks, including musicians, performers, painters and beyond. DE GRE ES
Acting Broadcasting Ceramics Communication Studies Design and Technology Directing Drawing Graphic Design Instrumental Performance Journalism Mass Communication Music Musical Theatre New Media Painting Photography Piano Performance Printmaking Sculpture Theatre Vocal Performance
Stephens College of Business Preparing ethical and enterprising individuals for great return on investment. The Stephens College of Business is one of the state’s few AACSB International-accredited institutions, as well as its fastest growing MBA program. DEGREES
Accounting Finance Management Marketing
If you are interested in running a business and not just majoring in it. No one can predict what the market will do in the next five years. But judging by the last five, there’s only one thing we know is certain: change. That’s why we don’t simply prepare you for today’s business issues – we teach you to think critically, adapt, create, solve and teach others to do the same. Because these aren’t simply the skills you’ll need to get a diploma; they are the traits that tomorrow’s leaders will need to run their own business, too.
% 85 UM boasts an 85% acceptance rate to tier-one health profession schools, compared to the national average of 30%
College of Arts
Preparing unique and gifted citizens for a diverse and changing world. The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with a solid educational foundation, as well as majors ranging from Biology to Speech-Language Pathology. DE GRE ES
Biology Chemistry English Foreign Languages French History Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics Political Science Psychology Social Sciences Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech-Language Pathology
We play as hard as we work.
FALCON ATHLET ICS
NCAA Division II TEAMS
The pursuit of excellence drives everything we do at Montevallo, inside the classroom and out. Our 12 NCAA Division II teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and cross country, as well as men’s baseball and women’s volleyball, compete in the Peach Belt Conference, where they consistently rise to represent the Montevallo community in their respective NCAA tournaments.
There are more than 75 organizations on campus that let you connect with other students, including student government, intramural sports, student activities committee, seven fraternities and eight sororities. And with numerous service learning opportunities like Habitat for Humanity or Montevallo’s own Change for Change, you’re not only part of something that will elevate your college experience— it will change other people’s lives.
Get ready for a tradition that’s anything but traditional.
GOLD College Night is the oldest college homecoming tradition of its kind in the U.S., and a beloved part of the Montevallo experience. But we’re not the only ones who think it’s extraordinary: College Night has twice been featured as an answer on Jeopardy!®, and has its own permanent exhibit in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. You just need to ask yourself one question beforehand: are you a Purple, or are you a Gold?
THE CENTER OF IT ALL. Our campus sits on the center of the state of Alabama, marked with a star on the steps of Main Hall.
160 acres of picturesque sylvan elegance, charming red brick streets and pathways between antebellum buildings. NATIONAL HISTORIC DIST RICT
Designed in part by the people responsible for New York’s Central Park and the Biltmore House grounds in North Carolina, our National Historic District-designated campus will not only make you feel at home—it’ll take your breath away.
Your professors aren’t the only people you’ll learn from.
COMMUNIT Y + FRI E NDS
Some of the most significant and formative times of your college career actually take place outside of the classroom. The sharing of experiences, the exchange of ideas, the gaining of perspectives and the forging of bonds – with some people like yourself, and some who couldn’t be more different.
Inspiration is the soul of great ideas. Whether in business, art or science, it’s the spark of creativity that emboldens the thinking that can change the world. It thrives in an environment that questions the status quo and teaches learning as a lifetime pursuit. It encourages individuality over conformity, and self discovery through community. It’s anything but conventional and everything you’re looking for.
Choosing a path is easy. But if you want to pioneer one,
37 DEGRE E programs
ARTS and SCIENCES Biology Chemistry English Foreign Languages French History Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics Political Science Psychology Social Sciences Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech-Language Pathology
COLLEGE of FINE ARTS Acting Broadcasting Ceramics Communication Studies Design and Technology Directing Drawing Graphic Design Instrumental Performance Journalism Mass Communication Music Musical Theatre New Media Painting Photography Piano Performance Printmaking Sculpture Theatre Vocal Performance
STEPHENS COLLEGE of BUSINESS Accounting Finance Management Marketing
COLLEGE of EDUCATION Child and Family Studies Dietetics Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Elementary Education Family and Consumer Science Family and Consumer Science Education Health Promotion Kinesiology P-12 Education Retail Merchandising
PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Med Pre-Nursing Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary Medicine
NEW MINORS of NOTE Environmental Studies Game Studies and Design Public Relations
pricing, housing and scholarships on campus Includes tuition, fees, cable, room and board based upon 24 credit hours per year, 12 credit hours per semester, and double occupancy. HANSON, MAIN, NAPIER, TUTWILER ( all meal plans )
brook, lund ( private bath, all meal plans )
NEW RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE ( suites, all meal plans )
oFF campus Based on 24 credit hours per year, 12 credit hours per semester, excludes facilities usage fee. UNDERGRADUATE TUITION
FEES: $200 Health/Wellness Fee + $120 Student Activity Fee Prices shown are estimates and subject to change. For more information and to apply online, visit go.montevallo.edu
Montevallo Ambassador Program Scholarship (M.A.P.S.)
30 and above ACT 3.50 GPA Resume & interview
Room, board, tuition & fees, and book stipend
Alumni Honors Scholarship
30 and above ACT
$7,000 per year
Presidential Honors Scholarship *
29 and above ACT 3.50 GPA
$6,500 per year
Freshman Honors Scholarship *
29 and above ACT
$5,500 per year
Freshman Leadership Scholarship *
27 and above ACT
$5,000 per year
Minority Recognition Scholarship *
27 and above ACT Minority students
$9,000 per year
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship *
Outstanding minority students
$4,000 per year
Academic Recognition Scholarship *
25 and above ACT
$4,000 per year
Freshman Achievement Scholarship *
24 and above ACT
$2,000 per year
Community College Deanâ€™s Scholarship
3.25 GPA on-campus residence
$3,000 per year
Community College Presidentâ€™s Scholarship
$3,000 per year
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Member of Phi Theta Kappa on-campus residence
$1,000 per year
* Requires a high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher
ADMISSION Freshman Admission Criteria
Transfer Admission Criteria
Applicants with a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a composite ACT score of at least 20 (or 950 on SAT critical reading and mathematics) are typically offered admission.
Students wishing to transfer to Montevallo from another institution must have completed at least 24 hours of credit and maintained a minimum 2.0 college GPA.
Application deadline for Fall Term admission is July 1. Application deadline for incoming freshmen wishing to be considered for meritbased scholarships is December 1 of their senior year.
CAMPUS TOURS Campus tours are offered by appointment, the first Saturday of each month at 10am and every weekday at 10am and 2pm. Or visit us during any of these events:
Fall Preview Day - October 29th, 2011 College Night Reception - Friday February 10th , 2012 Spring Preview Day - March 31st, 2012 Accepted Student Reception - April 22nd, 2012
TO SCHE DULE YOUR V ISIT: VISIT go.montevallo.edu CALL 1.800.292.4349 or 205.665.6030
Office of Admissions Station 6030 University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL 35115
For more information and to apply online, visit go.montevallo.edu