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Faulkner University is a privately owned Christian university with 2000 enrolled students. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Approximately 70% of the faculty has terminal degrees, providing a well rounded education to its students. With an 18:1 student to teacher ratio, you get personalized attention from teachers and benefit from a strong academic environment.

In 1942, the school was established in Montgomery, Alabama as the Montgomery Bible School. It was renamed as the Alabama Christian College in 1953 and finally, took on its current name in 1985.


The university offers associate, bachelor, master and doctoral level degrees. Degree programs span multiple disciplines like international studies, faith, business education, arts, and law. Some notable schools include the Jones School of Law, Cloverdale Center for Family Strengths, Harris College of Business and Education, and the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies.

Students can apply for the Fall or Spring sessions for all programs. Adult evening programs are available for working professionals and usually last for about 16 weeks.

As a Christian university, there is a strong focus on Christian education. Students are encouraged to enroll in biblical courses. Faulkner also offers a master degree in biblical studies.

Online programs include a Master of Science in Justice Administration. Some courses in regular, full time programs can be taken online.

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Admission guidelines and requirements vary depending on the program students wish to enroll in.

Undergraduate Students

Traditional undergraduate students can apply online after submitting a nominal application fee. A housing reservation fee is also mandatory for students who want to avail campus residence facilities.

High school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required. GED scores are also acceptable provided the composite score is higher than 45 and the individual score is higher than 35.

Transfer students from accredited universities and schools are accepted.

Adult Undergraduate Students

Students above the age of 24 can enroll in associate or bachelor degree programs. High school transcripts or GED scores and ACT scores are required.

Graduate Students

For graduate courses, students must submit official transcripts of every school and college they have attended. Minimum required GPA is 2.5. GRE or MAT scores are required along with three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

The Master of Science in Management program requires at least four years of work experience and GMAT scores.

International Students

International students must submit TOEFL scores. SAT or ACT scores are required for undergraduate students and GRE or GMAT scores are required for graduate students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of federal grants, scholarships, loans, and work study programs. Students are encouraged to fill the financial aid form at FAFSA. Alabama residents should also complete the Alabama State Grant Application.

The university offers the following scholarships:

Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s scholarship is available for freshmen students; with ACT scores between 21 and 22 or SAT scores between 1500 and 1590. Students who receive this scholarship get $1000-$3000 per year.

President’s, Trustee’s and Founder’s Scholarship

Freshmen students with ACT scores of more than 23 or SAT scores of 1600 and above are considered for this scholarship program.

Other scholarships include the University Grant, Transfer Student Scholarship, Christian High School Award, and Pioneer Awards.

Faulkner is considered a Military Friendly School and offers tuition assistance for active and veteran military members and their dependents.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 3561st for the average student loan amount.
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Every year the university holds the Jamboree festival – an action packed weekend with movies, music, games, free food, free lunches, and more!

It is mandatory for unmarried full time students to live on campus. Housing facilities are available in the Harris dorm for men and women. Coeducational residential facilities are not available so male and female students have to live in separate dorms.

Upper level students have the option of staying at the Harrison Apartments which are fully equipped four bedroom suites. It is mandatory for students living on campus to purchase meal plans offered by the university. Eateries on campus include the J.L. Perry Cafeteria, the Grille, and Café Siena.

Several times during the year, students can enjoy Dinner Theatre, where they can watch theatre performances like The Phantom of the Opera, Little Women and more with dinner being served before theatre doors open.

Social clubs at the university include Kappa Sigma Phi, Phi Lambda, Sigma Psi Chi, Chi Omicron Chi, Zeta Eta Theta, Alpha Alpha Alpha, Epsilon Phi Upsilon, and Delta Xi Omega.

The school has its own marching band. Music majors are encouraged to become a part of the band.

As a Christian university, students can participate in daily spiritual walks, chapel programs, residence halls and campus devotionals, mission trips, and Christian community outreach programs.

Students with disabilities are welcomed. The university has the resources to provide education and housing facilities to students with learning disabilities, chronic health disorders, vision problems, and psychological disabilities.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Athletic teams are called the Eagles and are affiliated with the NAIA and the NCCAA. Games include basketball, soccer, golf, and volleyball. Faulkner has an active cheerleading team as well.

Men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams play at the state of the art Tine Davis gymnasium. The gym has an athletic training room, basketball courts, a walking track, racquetball rooms, and recreational facilities. Freshmen students can make use of the athletic facilities by filling out the physical package form, which includes details about medical history.

Soccer and football matches are played at the John Mark Stallings Field. The field has an attached weight room for athletes to practice and work out.

Information Summary

Ranks 49th in Alabama and 2983rd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.14
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 284 0.14
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 31 0.01
Forcible Rape 38 0.02
Robbery 354 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,885 1.40
Larceny 7,043 3.41
Vehicle theft 816 0.39

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Montgomery, AL 36109-3378
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population24,993 (24,983 urban / 10 rural)
Households10,511 (2.33 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,481
Families7,163 (2.86 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate Colleges — Diverse Fields
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationChurches of Christ
Congressional District102

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1260th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $16,530 $16,530 $16,530
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,700 $1,700 $1,700
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $560 $560 $560
FT Graduate Tuition $8,820 $8,820 $8,820
FT Graduate Required Fees $420 $420 $420
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $488 $488 $488
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $31,010 $31,010 $31,010
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $32,730 $32,730 $32,730
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $24,730 $24,730 $24,730

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Law Degree — Tuition $34,000 $34,000
Law Degree — Required Fees $20 $20

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $15,880 $17,380 $15,880 $17,380 $15,880 $17,380
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,800(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $6,650(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,500(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,400 $6,700
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,900 $4,000
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,900 $4,000

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Football Conference Mid-South Conference
NAIA Basketball Conference Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference
NAIA Baseball Conference Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity652
Meals per Week20
Room Fee$3,260
Board Fee$3,520

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1511th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $67,827 ($72,383 male / $57,131 female)
Number of FT Faculty 111 (72 male / 39 female)
Number of PT Faculty 262
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $2,289,190

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