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Tusculum College is a private institution that was founded in 1794. It has a rural setting. Tusculum College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $21,620 (2012-13).
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Tusculum College is one of the most distinctive small colleges in the nation. At Tusculum, we have a tradition of delivering quality education that stretches back over more than two centuries. But we're not afraid of innovation. Our focused calendar schedule lets our students concentrate on one class at a time, and for a decade has set us apart from almost every other college and university in the nation. Our emphasis on the Civic Arts means that Tusculum students gain not only "content knowledge," but also the foundations necessary for good citizenship. And our competency program allows students to leave Tusculum assured that they possess the skills, knowledge, and character needed for success and a personal sense of achievement in life. As students experience life at Tusculum, they find themselves part of a community that challenges them to achieve their best. Our quality faculty is committed to the success of each Tusculum student. Because of Tusculum's size, students know their teachers, and teachers will know their students as individuals, not anonymous numbers. Tusculum's strong academics open the door to real-world opportunities for its graduates. For working adults, Tusculum's Graduate and Professional Studies adult programs offer options customized to their schedules and needs. Tusculum offers its students a full college experience. Our wooded 140-acre campus is beautiful, comfortable, and accessible to abundant opportunities in recreation, community activities, commerce, religious life, and the arts. We participate in the NCAA Division II's South Atlantic Conference with an exciting athletics program. Our admission process is simple, and financial aid is readily available.
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
When applying to Tusculum College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||69.4% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||N/A 4|
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Tusculum College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Tusculum College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Tusculum College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tusculum College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Tusculum College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$21,620 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,000 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data