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.
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.
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 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 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:
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.
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.
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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.
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