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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama

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Tuskegee University overview
Location Tuskegee, Alabama
Online tuskegee.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Tuskegee University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Tuskegee University, located in Tuskegee, Alabama, is a private, historically Black university that occupies a campus remarkable for its designation as a National Historic Site. Tuskegee's history is integral to its identity, founded by Lewis Adams and Booker T. Washington in 1881. Approximately 40 miles east of Montgomery, the university is set in a rural environment contributing to a focused educational atmosphere. The institution offers a variety of degree programs, with notable emphasis on biology, business, engineering, and veterinary medicine. The university's academic profile is characterized by a moderately selective admissions process. On-campus housing is available to students, encapsulating a large proportion of the university community in residence halls and living-learning communities. While Tuskegee University has an athletic presence, it is not predominantly recognized for its athletic programs on a national level.

In the most recent statistical year 12,043 prospective students applied, and 3,575 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 533 enrolled in the school.  2,412 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 158 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $19,594 plus fees of $3,020. Tuskegee University is ranked 498 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Tuskegee University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Tuskegee University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 970/1215
ACT 18/24
GPA 3.1

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Apr 15, 2024
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $25

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Tuskegee University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,812
Other Fees$3,020
Room and Board $9,844
Budget for Other Expenses$7,654
Total One Year Cost$41,924

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Tuskegee University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Engineering 16%
Agriculture 11%
Biology 11%
Psychology 8%

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