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Academics

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.

Student Body

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 “people 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.”

Campus Life

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 “academically inclined individuals,” but when the books do shut, most people “go to the local clubs (The Soul Inn or Club Extreme),” or hang out 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.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Courtney L. Griffin, PhD
Exec Director of Enrollment Management

Address
Admissions Office
1200 Old Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Phone
8006226531

Email
escorts@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Experience College Life

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

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: 6 days a week
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Fall/Spring Open house

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

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
From Birmingham, AL, take Interstate 65 South to Montgomery, then transfer to Interstate 85 North. From Mobile, AL, take Interstate 65 North to Montgomery, then transfer to Interstate 85 North. From Montgomery, AL, take Interstate 85 North to the Tuskegee/Franklin exit (Exit #32). Turn RIGHT off the exit onto Pleasant Springs Drive (Co. Rd. 50/30). Go approximately 2 miles, then turn LEFT onto Franklin Road (Co. Rd. 30). Go approximately 3 miles to the end of Franklin Rd. Take a LEFT at the traffic light onto "Old" Montgomery Rd. You will see the entrance to Tuskegee University on your left.

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.

Admissions

Applicants: 7,529
Acceptance Rate: 53%
Average HS GPA: 3.24







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