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  • Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence

    We remain "Marion Strong."

    On July 17, 1867, the vision of nine freed slaves was realized with the incorporation of a school to educate black children. Now, 150 years later, that school has risen from its humble beginnings in Marion, Alabama, to a University with more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge research and a continued focus on academic excellence.

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  • A Winning Tradition

    We Leave it All on the Field.

    The ASU Hornets have earned division championship titles in Softball, Baseball, Women's Outdoor Track, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf -- and that's just in 2016. With 18 intercollegiate men's and women's NCAA-Division 1 sports, there's always something to cheer about at ASU.

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  • Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today

    A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

    As a premiere, comprehensive, Level VI, regionally accredited institution, ASU's more than 50 degree-granting programs build upon quality scholarship and academic rigor. Through personalized instruction led by our committed faculty, we are grooming lifelong learners and change agents.

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  • Changing the World and Saving Lives

    Groundbreaking Research is Happening Here.

    From working to end prostate cancer to developing a treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), ASU scientists are changing the world through cutting-edge research.

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  • Cultivating Passion for the Arts

    Grow Your Talent With Us.

    Arts and culture are part of the fabric of ASU, where our students get the training to become the stars they dream to be. Our renowned visual and performing arts programs add to the cultural life on campus, offering all ASU students the opportunity to experience the arts and express their creativity.

  • Expanding Our Footprint

    World Class Facilities, World Class Students.

    Our beautiful campus boasts historic landmarks and state-of-the art architectural jewels. From nostalgic monuments such as the Bell Tower that sits atop the institution's oldest residence hall, to our premiere 26,500-seat football stadium, our growing campus is one you'll be proud to call home.

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  • Marching to Our Own Beat

    'The Price of Glory is High.'

    Our famed Mighty Marching Hornets Band certainly stands out from the crowd. Led by Director James Oliver, ASU's band has appeared on national television programs, in movies and even on a cable reality series, "'Bama State Style."

Why ASU?

  • KENYA SHAVERS: Sophomore, Communications/History

    "Why choose ASU? Because 'Opportunity is Here!' This is a saying students will hear throughout their experience on campus. But it's more than a motto; it's true. With dedicated faculty and staff and a welcoming student body, ASU is like a family. You will be pushed to accept challenges, defeat odds and never stop chasing your goals."

  • CAMERON KELLEY: Senior, Business/Marketing

    "Thanks to #myASU, I went from being a guy from Connecticut who knew absolutely no one, to an active student leader and SGA chairman. The experiences I have gained will help me stand out in today's competitive job market. It's not just a great education here, but also a great support system for students to follow their dreams no matter what obstacles they may face."

  • STACI JONES: B.A. Communications ('16)

    "I always knew I wanted to attend an HBCU, and I visited many of them. Visiting ASU was different. Instead of them telling me everything they had to offer, they showed me instead what I had to offer to ASU. The faith they showed me on my visit led me to making one of the best decisions I've ever made -- choosing ASU. Through the many opportunities ASU provided for me, I found my purpose."

  • Dr. MANOJ K. MISHRA: Associate Professor of Biology

    "Quality teaching and ground-breaking research experiences are two of the biggest offerings to ASU students. The Cancer Biology Research and Training program provides cutting-edge research, community outreach and works toward eliminating cancer health disparities. The passion here for education and research makes ASU a great center of learning."

  • SUNA NJIE: Senior, Biology

    "Alabama State University is a premier academic institution. At ASU, you will be pushed to be the very best you can be. You can be sure that when you leave here, you will be the best and ready for whatever the world has for you. They push you because they care. I truly believe that ASU has fully prepared me for my future."

News & Announcements

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New Miss ASU Selected

New Miss ASU Selected

A new Miss ASU and Court have been chosen for the 2018-19 school year.

Birmingham Mayor Tells ASU Students Their ‘Time is Now’

Birmingham Mayor Tells ASU Students Their ‘Time is Now’

The Honorable Randall Woodfin, mayor of Birmingham, encouraged students to seek opportunities now to be leaders.

ASU Signs General Agreement with National Park Service

ASU Signs General Agreement with National Park Service

Alabama State University moves one step closer to opening interpretive center

Professor Writes New Introduction for MLK Book

Professor Writes New Introduction for MLK Book

Dr. Derryn E. Moten has written a new introduction for a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ASU Air Force ROTC Cadets Explore Career ‘Pathways’ at Keesler AFB

ASU Air Force ROTC Cadets Explore Career ‘Pathways’ at Keesler AFB

Alabama State University ROTC students gained valuable insight during visit to military base.

ASU Mourns the Loss of Alumnus Frederick D. Reese

ASU Mourns the Loss of Alumnus Frederick D. Reese

Alabama State University Alumnus Rev. Frederick D. Reese was one of America's civil rights giants.

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