Huntingdon College is a liberal arts college in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The college was founded in 1854 as "Tuskegee Female College" and operated as a teacher training institution. The United Methodist Church began running the college in 1872 and the institution moved to Montgomery in 1909. However the first night after the move to the new campus the new college building burned to the ground. The campus was rebuilt and the college began admitting men after World War I and the first male student graduated in 1934. The institution changed its name to Huntingdon College in 1935 and student numbers have continued to grow ever since.
Huntingdon prides itself on its long established traditions of faith, wisdom and service and retains its ties to the Methodist Church. The college aims to produce graduates who are able to think critically, absorb new ideas and communicate well.
Today Huntingdon offers over 35 undergraduate majors and 20 minors as well as pre-professional and educator preparation programs. The college is home to around 1000 students, after seeing a steep increase in enrollment between 2002 and 2012.
The college’s historic campus has lots of green space and wooded areas and is noted for its examples of Collegiate Gothic architecture. The academic and administrative buildings sit alongside student halls of residence and the university’s sports and leisure facilities. The campus is also home to the college chapel, library and art gallery.