Tuskegee University

2014 Quick Stats
PO Box 1239

Tuskegee, AL 36088

Phone: (334) 727-8501
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Mar. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#13 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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Tuskegee University is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,606, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 5,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Tuskegee University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 13. Its tuition and fees are $19,400 (2013-14).

Tuskegee University is a historically black university located in the city of Tuskegee, Alabama. Students admitted to the university have the opportunity to join more than 100 groups and organizations as well as a very popular Greek life on campus. The university was the first to create a nursing baccalaureate program in the state of Alabama. Freshmen and sophomores at Tuskegee University are required to live on campus and can then elect to live off campus during their junior and senior years. The Tuskegee University Golden Tigers compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division II.

The campus of Tuskegee is the only historically black college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site. Notable alumni of the university include syndicated radio host Tom Joyner and singer Lionel Richie.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Imagine: Your assignment today involves more than reading a few pages from the textbook. Instead, you will measure forces at work inside a low turbulence wind tunnel, or you will be among the pioneer users of the most advanced surgical laser equipment. Perhaps you will work alongside professors studying nanocomposites - an emerging class of materials roughly 1,000 times smaller than a human hair. Welcome to Tuskegee University . . . where the future is now. Here, groundbreaking research and the quest for new knowledge are how we prepare our students-and the world-for the demands of tomorrow. If you think learning in such a high-tech, high-touch environment is exciting, wait until you see what this rigorous experience can do for your future employment opportunities. All of this doesn't just happen, of course. At Tuskegee, we have spent well over a century building this model of excellence in teaching and learning. A solid foundation, a promising future . . . Tuskegee. There is no better connection.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1881
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $105,220,467


When applying to Tuskegee University, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15. The application fee at Tuskegee University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 35.1 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 35.1%
Application deadline March 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Tuskegee University is 12:1, and the school has 55 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Tuskegee University include: Engineering, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering, General 26%
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 14%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 11%
Psychology, General 8%

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Student Life

Tuskegee University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,606, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus. Tuskegee University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,117
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Tuskegee University offers a number of student services including placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Tuskegee University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Tuskegee University, 72 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Tuskegee University.

Students who have cars on campus 72%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Tuskegee University, 90.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $1,575.

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Tuition and fees $19,400 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,450 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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