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Fall 2018 Classes Begin August 20

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Quick Facts About Huntingdon College

An Introduction

Huntingdon main entrance photo

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: 70-acre campus in a safe and beautiful residential neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama, state capital; just three hours from the Gulf Coast.


Student Body: Approximately 1,100 students in traditional day and evening degree completion programs representing nearly every county in Alabama, approximately 25 states, and several countries; 50% male, 50% female; student/faculty ratio,14:1; average class size, 17 (day program).


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.

Technology: A laptop computer is provided for each student for use all four years, his or hers to keep upon graduation; wireless and wired Internet access available; student/computer ratio, 1:1+.

Travel/Study: Huntingdon Plan travel opportunities during the senior year are offered within regular costs. Students may also participate in exchange programs with universities in other countries.

Special Programs: Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, Honors Program, academic and pre-professional advising, individual counseling and accommodations for students with disabilities, internships, Center for Career and Vocation, Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Concert Series, Rhoda Ellison Writers Festival, Jimmy Loeb Literary Series, 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 three years. Washington Monthly, which rates colleges based on their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% among 352 baccalaureate institutions. Huntingdon is a Tree Campus USA, and the campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Degree Completion Program: Huntingdon’s Evening Bachelor’s Degree allows working professionals a convenient and flexible schedule for completing their bachelor’s degrees with majors in business management or criminal justice. Each course is offered just one night a week in five-week terms. The program is offered at sites around the state.

Accreditation and Memberships

Campus Life

Student Life Programs: More than 50 clubs and organizations, including Greek life, student government, academic honor societies, spiritual life organizations, and fine and performing arts programs.

Athletics: NCAA-Division III intercollegiate teams include Men’s Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, and Wrestling; Women’s Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball; in addition, Huntingdon offers cheerleading, the Marching Scarlet and Grey, BallHawks Pep Band, Pom Squad, spirit groups, and intramural sports. Huntingdon College is a member of the USA South Athletic Conference.

The Arts: A wide range of music ensembles, lecture series, and visual arts opportunities.

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, pom squad, 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; 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.