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Alabama A & M University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 348 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southwestern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

University Athletic Association

  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $75,609)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $41,468)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 21 18 - Yes
Baseball 17 - - -
Basketball 16 14 - Yes
Bowling - 6 - -
Football 85 - - Yes
Golf 9 - - Yes
Soccer 17 23 - Yes
Softball - 11 - -
Tennis 6 6 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 90.1%
Hispanic 0.5%
Non-resident alien 2.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 6.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 18
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 84

Notable Alumni

  • Cleon Jones, MLB player
  • Marc Lacy, author
  • Ruben Studdard, "American Idol" winner
  • Sun Ra, jazz musician
  • Howard Ballard, NFL player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Adam from Covington, GA
  • 2
  • before i started college, i was always told that freshman had the crappiest dorms, upperclassmen had the best dorms and that there were fraternity and sorority houses. when i came…

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  • Macey from Aragon, GA
  • 3
  • It really depends on which dormitory that you stay in. All of the dorms provide somewhere to make your own and feel safe. It also helps making that transition form…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Marty from Madison, AL
  • I am a current student here

    The food wasn't that shabby especially during breakfast, which was the best time to eat. breakfast always has the best food. They served omelets, grits, eggs, pancakes, potato hash browns, breakfast pizza, beagles, waffles, and biscuits. I never really ate lunch because the line would be all the way to the cafe door and it only lasted for 3 hours. Dinner was o.k too, there was all sorts of choices to choose from. I have to admit that like some of the other reviews the food DOES get a little repetitive, especially the hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and grill cheese.

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  • 4
  • Asia from Madison, AL
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria has a great deal of food to choose from. It can get a little repetitive after awhile. Overall. pizza and fries tend to be every students favorite. The fish and chicken is also very good, two of my favorites.

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  • 4
  • Jada from Montgomery, AL
  • I am a current student here

    The food is okay. It is not the best but it is not the worst. The best meal is breakfast. Lunch is okay and dinner is okay. There is a salad bar, a deli station, a pizza station, a grill station (hamburgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, etc.), and a zone station (home cooked meals). There is also a fast food resturant ran by the school, The Greasy Spoon 2, which sells wings, burgers, fries, and hot dogs. Their food is pretty good but a bit greasy.

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  • 4
  • Devin from Fairfield, AL
  • I am a current student here

    Not quite just like home, but pretty close. Fried chicken is a staple for lunch and dinner. We always have choices of pasta, salads, pizzas, hamburgers and other items. With your meal card, you can eat as much as you want.

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  • 2
  • Dymond from Indianapolis, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Personally I gave the cafe service a three because I dislike the food served. There aren't really a lot of options to choose from during the week which is an inconvenience. Coming from the Midwest to the South is a very big change when it comes to food.

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  • 4
  • Brandeigh from Gadsden, AL
  • I am a current student here

    At AAMU the Cafe is the place I like to hang out the most, not just because they serve good food,but because you get the chance to relax and meet new people or just hang out with your friends and talk about anything while your eating your delicious meal. Every month they always make sure they serve ice cream and cake to celebrate anyone who has a birthday during that time of the month. On holidays when you go to the cafe, they always have a big dinner and music playing and decorations everywhere. The Cafe is a place where any student can take a break from anything and just have fun.

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  • 1
  • Brittany from Huntsville, AL
  • I am a current student here

    You're paying close to if not more than 2,000$ for horrible food. You'll be eating yesterday's food in unfathomable combinations. The meats aren't fully cooked and extremely greasy. They do not have diet nor allergy friendly options; no gluten free, vegan, peanut free, nor other healthy options aside from a salad bar.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • jade from new market, al
  • I am a current student here

    greek life is a big thing at my university as well as all most hbcu's. greeks do great things, such as community service, and helpful events. '"service is sovereignty" is our school motto. greek life is also exciting and they are normally really popular

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  • 0
  • Devin from Fairfield, AL
  • I am a current student here

    The Greeks on campus helped us to move all of our stuff in on move-in day. They performed a street show for us during our first week on campus.

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  • 0
  • Dymond from Indianapolis, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is slowly becoming more exciting everyday on campus. New lines of greek sororities are on the come up, so I am looking forward to a live campus in the fall semester.

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  • 0
  • Brandeigh from Gadsden, AL
  • I am a current student here

    On the campus you will always see the Alphas,Kappas,Aka's,or Q-dogs, walking around showing off there Greek colors. In the Fall we have step shows and a block party, and at the block party you will see all the Greeks strolling.

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  • 0
  • Brittany from Huntsville, AL
  • I am a current student here

    A blessing and a curse. They can either help the group of the community or hinder true growth of men and women. Some focus more on their social status than they do on what they've done to achieve it.

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