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University of Montevallo

University of Montevallo

Founded in1896, the University of Montevallo is nestled in the heart of Alabama, approximately 35 miles south of Birmingham. Designed by the architects behind New York’s Central Park and the grounds surrounding North Carolina’s Biltmore House, our campus looks exactly as you dream a college campus should: white columns, expansive lawns, brick walkways and stately oaks. In fact, named University of Montevallo one of the “Most Beautiful Public College Campuses in America.”

As the only small public university in Alabama, the University of Montevallo has the charm of a private school experience but provides the value of a state-supported institution. As a small school, we are committed to creating big opportunities for students. U.S. News & World Report has ranked us a Best Value School and we have been named a College of Distinction for seven consecutive years. Here, students learn in an educational environment that boasts an average class size of 23. At UM, we don’t merely inspire – we teach our students how to harness inspiration, become versatile and give back.

Through our accreditations, scholarships and faculty resources, we’ve cultivated a reputation for producing bright minds. Montevallo offers academic programs in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Fine Arts. Students choose from 35 degree programs and more than 75 majors and concentrations. They have unprecedented opportunities for conducting undergraduate research under full-time faculty mentors.

UM fields 21 NCAA Division II athletic teams that compete in the Gulf South Conference. Needless to say, students have ample opportunity to don the purple and gold. Unique to Montevallo is our 100-year-old homecoming tradition, College Night, known as the oldest tradition of its kind in the nation. Montevallo students from across all disciplines come together for a spirited competition like no other. College Night was selected as a “Local Legacy” for the Library of Congress’s bicentennial celebration in 2000.

We invite you to take a tour and see for yourself what becoming a Falcon is all about. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call: 205.665.6030 or 1.800.292.4349 (toll-free) Email:

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