Tuskegee University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

White Hall historic building, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
White Hall at Tuskegee University. Buyenlarge / Getty Images

Tuskegee University Description:

Tuskegee University first opened its doors in 1881 under the leadership of Booker T. Washington. Since then, the university has had many notable alumni including writer Ralph Ellison and singer Lionel Richie. The school is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, 40 miles east of Montgomery. Tuskegee was the first historically black university to have its campus designated as a Registered National Historical Landmark. The university has a healthy 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Undergraduates can choose from 39 majors, and fields in business, the biological sciences and psychology are the most popular.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,851 (2,393 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,015
  • Books: $1,603 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,320
  • Other Expenses: $5,735
  • Total Cost: $36,673

Tuskegee University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,942
    • Loans: $3,855

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Animal Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 33%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Tuskegee University Mission Statement:

"Tuskegee University is a national, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning that is located in the State of Alabama. The University has distinctive strengths in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health, and other professions, all structured on solid foundations in the liberal arts. In addition, the University's programs focus on nurturing the development of high-order intellectual and moral qualities among students and stress the connection between education and the highly trained leadership Americans need in general, especially for the work force of the 21st Century and beyond..."