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Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee, founded in 1881, is a private, state-related, comprehensive university. With distinctive strengths in sciences, engineering and the health professions, the university provides education programs of exceptional quality that promote the development of liberally prepared and professionally oriented citizens of the world. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Sciences; Business, Organization and Management; Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and the Health Professions. Its 4,818-acre campus, located in Tuskegee, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,485
   Women 1,530 (61.6%)
   Men 955 (38.4%)
Graduate Students 510
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 7,529 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10
SAT Math 470 average
390-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 463 average
400-500 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $38,235
  Tuition and Fees $21,470
  Room and Board $9,104
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $20,500
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 194
Regular Class Size 10-19 students: 57% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Tuskegee Population 9,477
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
Mascot Golden Tiger
Sororities 8% of women participate
Fraternities 7% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
78.4% Black/African-American
0.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.3% White
20.6% Unknown
International Students 0.3% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 17.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 74.0%