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September 10, 2013

University of Montevallo rises in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Montevallo again rose in the rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News & World Report. According to the 2014 rankings, released Sept. 10, 2013, Montevallo is once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s-level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008.

For 2014, Montevallo is listed as the 15th best public university in the South in its division and 36th overall in the South, up 23 spots from its 2007 ranking. Schools in 12 states make up the South geographic region.

Montevallo earned high marks for academic reputation, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, entering freshmen test scores, small class sizes and low student-faculty ratio.

In addition, UM was ranked 7th in the region for best undergraduate teaching, as identified by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans.

“We are always pleased when the success of our students and the accomplishments of our dedicated faculty and staff are recognized,” stated Dr. Michelle Johnston, senior vice president for administrative affairs at UM. “Along with our designation as the only public university in Alabama tapped as a College of Distinction and our recent endorsement by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” the U.S. News & World Report rankings continue to affirm our quality and value.”

Press ReleasesMarch 7, 2019

University of Montevallo to host spring ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the test-taking […]

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Press ReleasesFebruary 28, 2019

University announces Esports team for fall 2019

UPDATE: Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 9 in Strong Hall Room 106. Registration: 11 a.m. • Gaming: 12-3 p.m. The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the development of its first Esports team. UM will join the Peach Belt Conference as an associate member for Esports and will begin full participation in fall 2019, playing “League of Legends” from Riot Games. “We are […]

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More Montevallo StoriesFebruary 27, 2019

ACETA 2019 Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy

The Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) are presenting ACETA’s annual conference on March 1-2. The conference offers an opportunity for all Alabama college English faculty and students to present their scholarly work as well as hear from nationally recognized scholars. This conference broadly considers […]

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