Top Ranking for Alabama School of the Arts

University of Mobile Received Top Ranking for Alabama School of the Arts

Molly Grace Watkins ASOTA, News

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile received the top ranking in Alabama for its school of music, the Alabama School of the Arts, according to

The University of Mobile ranked first in Alabama and 63rd out of 276 colleges nationwide in the 2023 Best Colleges for Music in America ranking by

Niche includes data for 4,136 colleges nationwide. Niche ranked colleges throughout the United States in more 50 categories, then broke those rankings down by state and city.

The Best Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni, according to Niche.

The Alabama School of the Arts is equipped to provide students with valuable, versatile, and creative professional training through a 21st-century course of study. ASOTA offers professional-level experience in performing arts, while intentionally cross-training in various styles, allowing students limitless possibilities upon graduation.

Alabama School of the Arts students who audition and enroll will receive scholarships. ASOTA scholarships also stack with academic scholarships prospective students may be eligible to receive. Students do not have to major in music to receive an audition scholarship.

Audition dates for 2022-2023 are Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Feb. 10, March 24 and April 14.

The Alabama School of the Arts invites prospective students to the 20th anniversary of Christmas Spectacular to see all that ASOTA has to offer. For more information as well as where to purchase tickets, please visit

To learn more about the University of Mobile and Alabama School of the Arts, prospective families are invited to attend a UM Day or schedule a campus visit at, or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university with a vision of “Higher Education for a Higher Purpose,” founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions in an environment where they are known.

About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered university offering on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For information about the University of Mobile, areas of study, admissions and more, visit, connect with UM on social media @univofmobile, or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

About the Author

Molly Grace Watkins

Molly Grace Watkins is the Content Creator for the Office for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile. She is a full-time student in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she is pursuing a degree in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Broadcasting. A published author, Molly Grace loves writing and being in front of the camera. She is an active member and volunteer at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. She also enjoys listening to music, going on long walks and driving her friends around in her blue MINI Cooper.