Student Body: Approximately 900 undergraduate students; representing nearly every county in Alabama; from approximately 25 states. Master of Athletic Training Program, NEW in 2021.
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A Tradition of Faith, Wisdom, and Service
Tradition. Huntingdon’s longest traditions are its hallmarks: faith, wisdom, and service.
Do you love to learn? Do you yearn to serve others? For more than 160 years, Huntingdon has provided an outstanding liberal arts education that touches not only the mind and heart, but also the spirit.
A college of the United Methodist Church, we are led by our motto, “Enter to grow in wisdom, go forth to apply wisdom in service.”
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 College Honor Code
Location: 70-acre campus in a safe and beautiful residential neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama’s state capital; just three hours from the Gulf Coast.
20 NCAA-Division III intercollegiate teams include: Baseball Men's Basketball Football Men's Golf Men's Lacrosse Men's Soccer Men's Tennis Wrestling Women's Basketball Women's Golf Women's Lacrosse Sand Volleyball Women's Soccer Softball Women's Tennis Volleyball Track & Field
Academic Programs: A liberal arts core curriculum leads to a broad range of academic majors, pre-professional programs, and teacher education programs for elementary, secondary, and P–12 levels.
Career Placement: Step into your future with confidence. At Huntingdon you’ll learn what you are called to do, and you’ll be supported along every step of your career path.
Technology: A laptop computer is provided for each full-time day student for use all four years, his or hers to keep upon graduation; wireless and wired Internet access available.
Special Programs: The Huntingdon Plan provides books and information resources, travel-study opportunities during the senior year, the use of a laptop computer; and hands-on learning for every full-time day student. In addition, Huntingdon offers the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Joyce and Truman Hobbs Honors Program, academic and pre-professional advising, and a robust Center for Career and Vocation that works with students in preparing their resumes, sharpening their interviewing skills, professional networking, learning their personality types and aptitudes, finding part-time or full-time employment, preparing for graduate school applications, and securing externships and internships, among many other services.
Honors and Distinctions: Huntingdon is consistently listed among U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” The 2021 annual College Guide issue names Huntingdon College among the top five regional colleges focused on excellence in undergraduate teaching; among the top 10 Best Values in Regional Colleges—South, and among the top 15 colleges in the region. The Princeton Review has included Huntingdon among its annual release, “The Best Colleges, Region by Region,” for many years. Washington Monthly includes Huntingdon among a list of colleges that contribute to the public good. College Consensus names Huntingdon among the Best Colleges in Alabama and the Best Small Colleges in America. Huntingdon is a Tree Campus USA, and the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
State, Regional, and National Accreditation and Memberships
On September 3, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) approved Huntingdon College’s membership at Level III to offer a Master’s degree in Athletic Training. It is the intent of Huntingdon College to initiate this graduate program in June 2021. Huntingdon College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate degree. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Huntingdon College.
Huntingdon’s Educator Preparation programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Huntingdon College also holds membership in the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange, The Tuition Exchange Incorporated, the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium, the Montgomery Higher Education Consortium, and has membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III.
Huntingdon’s athletic conference is USA South.
Huntingdon students may participate in the Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium located on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Specific courses available are listed under the marine science disciplinary courses in the Huntingdon College Catalog. A minor in marine science is available through this program.
Student Life Programs: More than 50 clubs and organizations, including Greek life, student government, academic honor societies, spiritual life organizations, fine and performing arts programs, and 20 NCAA-III intercollegiate athletic teams.
The Arts: A wide range of music ensembles, lecture series, and visual arts opportunities.
Financial Aid: Huntingdon administers millions of dollars in financial aid from federal, state, and college sources annually to nearly 100% of traditional day students. See Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs for more information.
Campus Safety: Security measures include security guards on campus 24/7 year-round; 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 Higher Education Act Disclosures.
Campus Health: Huntingdon College is a smoke-free campus. All forms of lighted tobacco are prohibited on any Huntingdon College property. No tobacco in any form is permitted in classrooms or residence halls.
Campus Ministries: Huntingdon is a college of the United Methodist Church, a member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference; Campus Ministry programs are active and engaging.
A Community of Faith, Wisdom, and Service
Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, is a community of faith, wisdom, and service. Huntingdon serves approximately 1100 students in the traditional undergraduate program and the Evening Studies program, providing an outstanding liberal arts education in an atmosphere that supports spiritual growth and inquiry.
Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that 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 global and complex world.
Huntingdon College, through the use of traditional and non-traditional teaching and learning environments, provides a foundational education in the liberal arts disciplines and professional academic studies across multiple degree levels for students from diverse backgrounds.
Huntingdon College, to fulfill its mission, is committed to ensuring that each student will:
- study a core curriculum that develops the student’s ability to comprehend new ideas, to examine concepts critically, and to communicate clearly;
- explore in depth one or more fields of knowledge;
- be provided an environment conducive to learning, growth, and maturity;
- be encouraged to develop a sense of vocation by examining career options and postgraduate opportunities;
- be supported and challenged in ethical, spiritual, and religious development.
- be provided opportunities to apply understanding and skills in the service to others.
Adopted May 2018
A College of the United Methodist Church
Huntingdon College’s church connections are deep and strong, stretching all the way back to the College’s founding.
Huntingdon is a member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and is closely related to the North Alabama Conference. The bishops of each conference are members of the Huntingdon Board of Trustees.
Huntingdon’s Campus Ministries programs enrich the lives of Huntingdon students, intentionally focusing on growth in mind, heart, body, and spirit during their college years.
Huntingdon Campus Ministries and the Department of Religion work together to offer the Huntingdon Leadership Academy, a summer experience for high school sophomores and juniors who feel called to ministry vocations.
Through the College’s Chapman Benson Lecture Series, a speaker of note explores topics of faith, ministry, religion, and church service.
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church offers financial assistance to students who are members of a Methodist church. Huntingdon also offers the Cross and Flame Award for students who are members of a Methodist Church.