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Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College

History: Founded as a college for women in 1854 in Tuskegee, Alabama, Huntingdon College relocated to Montgomery in 1909 and became co-educational shortly after World War I, undergoing three name changes during its growth. Since 2003, the College’s full-time enrollment has nearly doubled to 1100 students, including traditional day students and students in the College’s Evening Bachelor’s Degree program, offered in 10 locations around the state.

Mission: Huntingdon College, an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition, is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s complex world.

Student Life: Huntingdon offers an atmosphere where students can know and be known. Small classes, personal attention, mentoring, and special attention to helping students find their vocational calling are valued components of the Huntingdon experience. Through the Huntingdon Plan, each full-time day student is provided a laptop computer, travel-study opportunities during the senior year, books and information resources, and active learning experiences within regular tuition and fees.

In student life, students can be involved and lead in more than 50 clubs and organizations, student government, community service, Campus Ministries, honor societies, Greek life, cheerleading, and NCAADivision III athletics, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and wrestling; and women’s basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Dynamic intramural sports, student wellness, and recreational programs round out a robust student life program.

Students may enhance their studies through participation in choir, marching band, pep band, jazz band, Drama Club, and other ensembles. The Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Center for Career and Vocation, and the Hobbs Honors Program deepen learning and build students’ confidence for their steps after graduation.

General Impressions: Located in the heart of Montgomery’s Old Cloverdale neighborhood, Huntingdon’s beautiful 70-acre campus provides both Old South charm and New South amenities. Just a block away from campus is the quaint Cloverdale business district, and located a few blocks further are the state Capitol building and the many sites and internship possibilities in Montgomery, recently voted America’s Most Historic City.

Huntingdon’s motto, “Enter to Grow in Wisdom; Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service,” serves as a guiding principle for each student and graduate. The campus, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is warm, friendly and welcoming. Students can easily walk from one end of the campus to the other in under 10 minutes, encountering lots of smiles and waves along the way. At the center of campus is the Green, the site of special occasions and a great place to relax and study. Huntingdon College is a vibrant college community where the life of the mind, heart, and spirit flourish simultaneously.

Top Majors: Huntingdon offers more than 20 programs of study, as well as excellent educator preparation programs and strong pre-professional track programs in athletic training, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and veterinary medicine—leading to graduate and professional placement rates that are nearly double the national averages — 100% in some programs.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at; visit, or call (334) 833-4497.

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