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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 ReleasesJune 11, 2018

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

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Press ReleasesJune 8, 2018

UM named one of the best colleges for veterans in 2018

The University of Montevallo is one of the best higher education institutions for U.S veterans, according to a recently released ranking by college review aggregator, College Consensus.  Out of 192 total public and private colleges and universities included in the list, UM is ranked 37th, making it one of only three Alabama colleges included in the top 50.  To be considered, each institution had to meet several specific criteria, […]

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Press ReleasesMay 22, 2018

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

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