Tougaloo, Mississippi

Tougaloo College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Tougaloo College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Tougaloo College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Tougaloo College and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,664 out of 2,227 applicants were admitted making Tougaloo College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Tougaloo College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Tougaloo College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Tougaloo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Tougaloo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1100

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Tougaloo College?

Tougaloo College typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 7 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Tougaloo College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >84%
1100 to 1250 Avg + 75%-84%
950 to 1100 Avg - 64%-75%
800 to 950 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 800 Low <51%
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Tougaloo College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Tougaloo College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Tougaloo College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Tougaloo College?

Admission data indicates that Tougaloo College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tougaloo College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Tougaloo College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >84%
20 to 24 Avg + 75%-84%
16 to 20 Avg - 64%-75%
12 to 16 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 12 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into Tougaloo College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Tougaloo College was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Tougaloo College accepts 75% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Tougaloo College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,486 741 2,227
Accepted 1,125 539 1,664
Acceptance Rate 76% 73% 75%
Enrolled 125 71 196
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 12%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tougaloo College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Tougaloo College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Tougaloo College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176406 IPEDS survey data for Tougaloo College.

Frequently Asked Questions

7% of students submit their SAT scores to Tougaloo College. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Tougaloo College. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1250. 7% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 24. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.