Students Say

For the past 132 years, Tuskegee University has strived to continue the legacy of higher learning created by Booker T. Washington and upheld by its other notable presidents and benefactors. The “rich history” of the school has always been about “achieving the…highest level of performance” in all areas of service, leadership, and academics, and everyone in the community works to ensure that “the Tuskegee Experience is like none other.”

Overview

Applicants
10,022
Acceptance Rate
35%
Average HS GPA
3.24

GPA Breakdown

13%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
400 - 510
SAT Math
400 - 520
ACT Composite
18 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Overall

Students Say

For the past 132 years, Tuskegee University has strived to continue the legacy of higher learning created by Booker T. Washington and upheld by its other notable presidents and benefactors. The “rich history” of the school has always been about “achieving the…highest level of performance” in all areas of service, leadership, and academics, and everyone in the community works to ensure that “the Tuskegee Experience is like none other.” The veterinary and engineering schools are standouts here, but the school can transform any individual into a leader. “Tuskegee, figuratively speaking, is often given coal, and it always produces diamonds,” says one student. Academics are “a top priority” for Tuskegee, and the classes and structure are designed to “effectively nurture students’ academic, social, and professional potentials and produce great leaders in society.” “School is about gaining independence and responsibility so that you will be able to grow and compete in the real world.” Small classes and personal interaction with professors help further this process along, and the school aims for “excellence within every aspect of education offered at the institution.” “My professors don’t teach because it’s their job, they do it because they care and want you to learn and succeed. It’s very obvious,” says one student. Though the alumni network is positively rock solid, and fundraising isn’t a problem, some students question the allocation of funds. Many agree that “the development of new facilities/buildings around the campus” is a sore spot, and though the administration is in the process of updating some, “there is a lot of work to be done,” particularly in the student housing arena.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
299
with Terminal Degree
219

206
Minority
192
Men
107
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
37%
Graduate in 5 years
81%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


General Daniel
First Four-Star black General in U. S. Armed Force

Ralph Ellison
Award Winning Author

Lionel Richie
Award Winning Entertainer

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
85
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,000

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,000

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,500

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,000

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
92%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,000

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$18,100
Required Fees
$1,425
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,282

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$381

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Nursing Sch Grant
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

At this go-getter university, the typical student here is "someone who is driven to becoming successful in the future through studious methods." Though this HBCU is naturally predominantly black, there is much diversity in that "peo­ ple from all across the country come to school in this small city in Alabama." Most students here are "very outspoken and easy to work with" and "open to meeting and interacting with new people"; with students from all over the world, "the diverse environment helps keep the campus from getting too dull."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,606
Out of State
69%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

89.80%
African-American
9.86%
Unknown
1.64%
International

57% female
43% male
69% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The heritage of Tuskegee is felt in every step; "We literally walk on historic grounds," says a student of going to school on the only college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site by Congress. The traditional festivities the school usually hosts are "quite enjoyable," and the school is in a "very quaint'' town, which "allows for constant interaction among students on campus to occur." When there is nothing to do in Tuskegee, students usually go to Auburn, Montgomery, or even Atlanta. TU is for "aca­ demically inclined individuals," but when the books do shut, most people "go to the local clubs (The Soul Inn or Club Extreme)," or hangout at houses off campus. "Home football and basketball games are usually really fun," as well. "Even though people are serious about their work and classes, we all know how to have fun," says one student. "We're a school of weekend warriors." "It can be raining cats and dogs...and you will still see people going to class, or if it's the weekend you will see students going to a party."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
69
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
77

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
36
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
6

6% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Golden Tigers)
16 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Golden Tigers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
2000

Average Number of PC's per Lab
200

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cynthia D. Sellers
VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Mngt

Address
Admissions Office
Old Administrati
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Phone
8006226531


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
George Washington Carver Museum
Kellogg Conference Center
Tuskegee Chapel
The Tuskegee Cemetery
General Daniel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Carver Museum
Tuskegee National Forest

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-4:30pm
8006226531

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 7 days a week
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Subject to availability of on-campus stu

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Montgomery airport is approximately 40 miles from campus. Taxi and limousine services are available for the trip to campus. You can also take a taxi from the airport to the Montgomery bus station and then take a bus to the university.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take I-85 or U.S. Rte. 29 to Tuskegee.

Local Accommodations
You can't get nearer than the on-campus Kellogg Conference Center, a state of the art facility with luxurious hotel accommodations, dinning facilities, meeting roooms, and satellite learning capability. The Conference Center provides a delectable breakfast and luncheon buffet as well as daily a la cart selections.