Miles College

Fairfield, AL
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1898
  • Enrollment: 1,258
  • Mascot: Golden Bears
  • Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Motto: Knowledge and Peace and Love for all
  • Campus Setting: Suburb
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Miles College, located in the suburban setting of Fairfield, Alabama, is a notable institution with a rich history that began in 1898. It was founded by the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, now known as the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, as a school to educate newly freed African-Americans. Over the years, Miles College has evolved into a significant center of learning, particularly for African-American students in the South, upholding its founding principles of providing quality education and fostering a spirit of unity and progress.

As a private, four-year institution, Miles College currently enrolls 1,258 students and offers a variety of Bachelor's degree programs. Its popular majors include Business Administration, Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Biology, reflecting a commitment to diverse and practical fields of study. The college's motto, "Knowledge and Peace and Love for all," encapsulates its mission to educate and inspire students to contribute positively to society.

Athletically, Miles College is part of the NCAA Division II, competing in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The college's teams, known as the Golden Bears and Lady Golden Bears, bring a sense of pride and community spirit to the campus. The combination of academic rigor, historical significance, and a vibrant campus life makes Miles College a distinguished institution within the HBCU community.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (205) 929-1656 
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  • Financial Aid: (205) 929-1665
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Social Work
  • Criminal Justice
  • Biology

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Golden Bears & Lady Golden Bears

Men's Sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Track & Field (Outdoor)
  • Track & Field (Indoor) - (Independent)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Softball

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