Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Reviews "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon is recognized on the Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon among the best baccalaureate colleges in the country. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently recognized Huntingdon among "The Fastest Growing Colleges in America." Travel-study opportunities during the senior year; a laptop computer; Fixed Tuition allowing families to plan for college costs with no tuition increases for 4 years; and the cost of books and info resources included in regular fees are just a few of the components of the Huntingdon Plan, Huntingdon's promise to full-time day students. Nestled in the beautiful and safe Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery, Alabama's capital city, the campus allows students access to internships and permanent employment as well as large-city things to do and places to go, while allowing students space to just "be." Students find the park-like Green at the center of campus a place to relax, meet with friends, or study during the mostly-warm year-round weather, while the campus' Collegiate Gothic architecture is a reminder of history, tradition, and steadfast educational values. "Friendly," "like family," "like home," are words used by students to describe the Huntingdon atmosphere. The College motto, "Enter to Grow in Wisdom, Go Forth to Apply Wisdom in Service," is inscribed above the door of the main building, John Jefferson Flowers Hall. Huntingdon offers more than 20 programs of study, 11 teacher education programs, 11 pre-professional advising tracks, 18 NCAA-Division III intercollegiate athletic teams with membership in the USA South Athletic Conference, national fraternities and sororities, 16 academic honor societies, numerous clubs and organizations, Campus Ministries, recreation, intramurals, residence life, and a broad range of fine and performing arts programs including a marching band, jazz band, show choir, concert band, music ensembles, drama club, and art gallery. At Huntingdon, every club or organization participates in service activities. On campus the College operates SaveFirst tax preparation for low-income taxpayers; the Huntingdon Ability Sport Network and Red Wings adapted sports teams for youth ages 6-20; and Adapted Physical Education courses in partnership with special needs students from area schools. Off-campus service is abundant and fosters student-community engagement in addition to contributing to the greater good. Several college-wide service days are hosted annually. Students discover what they are called to do with their lives, as well as where their talents meet the worlds needs, through the broad exposure of liberal arts courses, the experiences of living and studying in community, and the encouragement received from professors and advisers. The Colleges Center for Career and Vocation prepares students for and helps students through internship, employment, and graduate school selection processes. Placement rates into graduate and professional schools or into employment are nearly twice the national averages. Tradition & folklore add much to the Huntingdon experience, from the famous "Red Lady" ghost stories to much-loved occasions such as Homecoming, Commencement, & a plethora of concerts, convocations, performances, & student life programs, Huntingdon students are part of a continuum connecting the past with the future.

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Private, Coed 1854 N/A Semester $47.0 million 1500 E. Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 833-4497
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64 100.0 Alabama Montgomery 317