Selma University

Selma, AL
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1878
  • Enrollment: 50
  • Mascot: The Bulldogs
  • Colors: White and Blue
  • Motto: N/A
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Selma University, located in the historic city of Selma, Alabama, is a private historically black Baptist Bible college with a profound legacy that began in 1878. Established during the Reconstruction era, a period marked by significant efforts to improve the lives and rights of African Americans in the South, Selma University has been a beacon of educational opportunity and spiritual growth for nearly a century and a half. The university was founded with the mission to provide education and training for African-American ministers and teachers, playing a crucial role in the education and empowerment of the African American community in the region.

Today, Selma University continues to uphold its commitment to academic excellence and spiritual development with an enrollment of around 50 students. The university offers a range of degree programs, including Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees, catering to a diverse array of academic interests and career aspirations. Among its popular majors are General Studies, Business Administration and Management, Theology, Education, Health, and Liberal Arts & Humanities. These programs reflect the university's dedication to providing a well-rounded education that equips students with both practical skills and a strong moral foundation.

In the realm of athletics, Selma University competes in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and is represented by its athletic teams known as the Bulldogs. The university's sports teams, donning the school colors of white and blue, bring pride and spirit to the campus community. Despite its small size, Selma University offers a vibrant campus life in an urban setting, providing students with a nurturing environment that fosters personal growth, leadership, and service. The university's enduring legacy and its role in shaping the lives of its students make it a significant institution in the landscape of historically black colleges and universities.

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Popular Majors
  • General Studies
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Theology
  • Education
  • Health
  • Liberal Arts & Humanities

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United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)

Team Name: Bulldogs

Men’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball

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