Founded: 1854 in Tuskegee, Alabama; moved to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1909.
Motto: "Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service."
Hallmarks: Faith, Wisdom, and Service; The Huntingdon Plan; The Huntingdon College Honor Code
Location: 73-acre campus in a safe and beautiful residential neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, state capital and home of the internationally-acclaimed Alabama Shakespeare Festival; just three hours from the Gulf Coast. >>
Student Body: Approximately 1,100 students in traditional and Adult Degree Completion programs representing nearly every county in Alabama, approximately 30 states, and several countries; 50% male, 50% female; student/faculty ratio,13:1; average class size, 16.
Academic Programs: A liberal arts core curriculum leads to a broad range of academic majors, pre-professional programs, and teacher certification programs for elementary, secondary, and P–12 levels. >>
Placement Rates: Placement rates into graduate and professional schools far surpass national averages; excellent job placement upon graduation, as well.
Student Life Programs: More than 50 clubs and organizations, including Greek life, student government, academic honoraries, spiritual life organizations, and fine and performing arts programs. >>
Athletics: NCAA-Division III intercollegiate teams include Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Tennis; Women’s Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball; in addition, Huntingdon offers cheerleading, the Marching Scarlet and Grey, BallHawks Pep Band, HC Spirit Squad dance team, spirit groups, and intramural sports. The College will become a full member of the USA South Athletic Conference in the fall of 2013. >>
The Arts: In addition to a wide range of music ensembles, including the Marching Scarlet and Grey, Concert Choir, Huntingdon Winds Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, BallHawks Pep Band, Barbershop, and Huntingdon Harmony jazz/show choir, Huntingdon's Drama Club performs in the College's new Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater and other venues; and the visual arts sing in Huntingdon's Seay Twins Art Gallery on The Green.
Technology: A laptop computer is provided for each student for use all four years, his or hers to keep upon graduation; SMART classrooms in each academic building; wireless hotspots; student/computer ratio, 1:1+.
Travel: Huntingdon Plan travel opportunities during the junior or senior year are offered either at no additional cost or for modest fees. Students may also participate in exchange programs with universities in other countries. >>
Financial Aid: More than $20 million administered annually to nearly 100% of traditional day students; traditional scholarships available for achievement, circumstance, and academic merit; participatory grants in cheerleading, concert choir, dance team, marching band; dependents of Alabama Power, Alfa, and the U.S. Military; Methodist students; and others. >>
Campus Safety: Security measures include security guards on campus 24/7 year-round; student bike patrol during the academic year; phone boxes outside each residence hall; emergency phone boxes in Searcy and Narrow Lane parking lots; partnered with the police department for Campus Crimestoppers; Critical Alert System for campus emergencies. See Students’ Right-to-Know and Higher Education Act Disclosures.
Special Programs: Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Honors Programs, academic and pre-professional advising, individual counseling and accommodations for students with disabilities, internships, ACT: The Art of Critical Thinking, Center for Career and Vocation, Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Rhoda Ellison Writers Festival, and Stallworth Lecture Series. >>
Honors and Distinctions: Huntingdon is consistently listed among U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” and the Princeton Review’s The Best Colleges, Region by Region; the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past two years. Washington Monthly, which rates colleges based on their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% among 352 baccalaureate institutions.
Accreditation and Memberships
Adult Programs: Huntingdon’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) allows working professionals a convenient and flexible schedule for completing their bachelor’s degrees in business. Each course is offered just one night a week for five weeks. The program is offered at campuses in Montgomery, Baldwin County (two locations), Birmingham (four locations), Brewton, Clanton, Enterprise, and Gadsden.
Huntingdon College does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, age, race, color, sex, religious preference, creed or disability.