Alabama A&M University is a historically black college located in the state capital of Alabama. With an enrollment of 3,037 undergraduate students and 1,706 graduate students, the school offers bachelor's degrees in 47 disciplines.
Alabama A&M University was founded in 1875 as the State Normal School for Colored Students. It was originally located in Selma and later moved to Huntsville when Alabama passed laws prohibiting blacks from attending school with white students. The school was renamed Alabama A&M College in 1963 and became Alabama A&M University in 1969.
Students at Alabama A&M University may choose from a variety of different housing options including dormitory-style residence halls and apartments located just off campus.
College life at Alabama A&M University consists mainly of student organizations and intramural sports leagues as well as performing arts groups such as bands, choirs, theater companies and dance troupes. There is also an active Greek life movement on campus with numerous sororities and fraternities represented by both men and women.