Alabama colleges and universities, though most famous for their football, are actually much more diverse than one would think. There are large research universities, small private Christian colleges, and everything in between. Many of the larger universities are publicly funded, and located near Alabama’s capital of Montgomery. The state is often recognized for its agricultural and engineering programs, though liberal arts schools in Alabama are also reputable. Overall, liberal arts colleges in Alabama enroll about 15,000 students, and a couple of these schools are listed below.
Amridge University, located in the state’s capital, is a private liberal arts college with an affiliation to the Church of Christ. It has an extremely high acceptance rate, and very low total fees, in addition to substantial available financial aid. The school enrolls about 800 students and integrates an online program into its educational goals.
Birmingham-Southern College is a small liberal arts school affiliated with the United Methodist Church, and boasting a moderate acceptance rate. Unique to its academic calendar, Birmingham-Southern has two semesters separated by a “January Exploration term,” in which students are able to study just one topic for the month of January, both on and off campus. Though the school’s cost is relatively high, it offers plenty of financial aid options to its students.