Alabama A&M HBCU


Alabama A&M HBCU

National Science Foundation HBCU-UP Program

​Alabama A & M University was awarded a second five year Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) entitled Advancing Success in STEM Undergraduate Research and Education (ASSURE) in 2014.

Program Components:

  1. Student Research Experience (SRE)
  2. Calculus Enrichment Program (CEP)

  3. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Preparation (FE)

  4. Supplementary Instruction (SI)

  5. Professional Enhancement Workshops (PEW)

  6. Increase the number of STEM Hybrid and Online Courses (HOC)

You may also be interested in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

Alabama A&M University (AAMU) is land-grant, four year,  public historically black univeristy (HBCU) established in 1875. AAMU is located in Normal, Alabama. It’s nickname is the Bulldogs or Lady Bulldogs and the University is member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Their colors are maroon and white and their motto is Service is Sovereignty.


The AAMU campus is situated on more than 2,300 scenic acres, a 5-minute commute from downtown Huntsville. The campus has the unique distinction of being laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., designer of New York’s Central Park. AAMU has its own post office, Normal, Alabama.


  • From 44 states and 11 foreign countries
  • 4,940 undergraduates and 874 graduate students
  • 42 percent first-time college students
  • Middle 50th percentile on ACT: 17-18
  • 93 student clubs and organizations
  • 75 percent student participation in community service projects


  • 20:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Fewer than 40 students in 86 percent of courses
  • 348 faculty members across all undergraduate, graduate and professional programs

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