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Tougaloo College Admission Requirements

Tougaloo, Mississippi

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Your chances of getting into Tougaloo College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Tougaloo College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Tougaloo College is 55.8%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in Mississippi.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Tougaloo College and can you get accepted?

Tougaloo College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,839 out of the 3,295 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 790/1090 ACT 16/21). Tougaloo College typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.8. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 5% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Tougaloo College?

56% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Tougaloo College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 2.8 or better
  • Earn B- grades in high school
  • Score 940 on the SAT
  • Score 18 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Tougaloo College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Tougaloo College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Tougaloo College are to have around a 2.8 high school GPA. You can get into Tougaloo College with slightly below average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Tougaloo College accepts 56% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Tougaloo College is 2.8 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B- letter grades and regularly score around 80-82 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #14 in Mississippi for highest average GPA.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Tougaloo College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Tougaloo College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Tougaloo College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 380
Math 25th Percentile 410
Composite 25th Percentile 790
SAT Scores for Tougaloo College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 550
Math 75th Percentile 540
Composite 75th Percentile 1090
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Tougaloo College is 940 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 790-1090. Students who get into Tougaloo College score in the top 92 percent of all SAT test takers..  Tougaloo College ranks #12 in the state of Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 940 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Tougaloo College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 790 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 790, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 640, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 940 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 940, you have around a 56% chance of being admitted. A 1090 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 71% chance of getting in.

Tougaloo College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >71%
940 to 1090 Avg + 56%-71%
790 to 940 Avg - 40%-56%
640 to 790 Reach 26%-40%
Less than 640 Low <26%
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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
Reading 25th Percentile 13
Math 25th Percentile 15
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for Tougaloo College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 19
Composite 75th Percentile 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Tougaloo College is 18, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 21.  The school ranks #13 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 18. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Tougaloo College.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Tougaloo College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 18 score has around 56% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 73% with a 21 ACT score.

Tougaloo College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >73%
18 to 21 Avg + 56%-73%
16 to 18 Avg - 43%-56%
14 to 16 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 14 Low <31%
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High School Class Rank

57% of Tougaloo College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 30% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Tougaloo College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 57%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Tougaloo College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,115 1,180 3,295
Accepted 1,280 559 1,839
Acceptance Rate 61% 47% 56%
Enrolled 50 48 98
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 4% 9% 5%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Tougaloo College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Tougaloo College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Tougaloo College Application 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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Tougaloo College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 2.8 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 940 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1090 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 18 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Tougaloo College often consider these colleges

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


Does Tougaloo College prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Tougaloo College. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Tougaloo College?

56% of those who apply are granted admission to Tougaloo College. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Tougaloo College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 790 and 1090. The average SAT score is 940. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Tougaloo College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. The average ACT score is 18. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.