Tuskegee University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is a liberal arts HBCU situated in Tuskegee, Alabama. The institution has a healthy 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio and can select from 39 undergraduate majors and multiple graduate majors. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,053 (2,553 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male/64% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $22,679
  • Books: $1,656
  • Room and Board: $9,844
  • Other Expenses: $5,907
  • Total Cost: $40,086

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,347
    • Loans: $11,386

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering; Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations; Psychology, General; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; and Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

NCAA Athletic Programs

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

Overview of Tuskegee University Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. This institution has a robust admissions process that involves a multitude of academic measures. Applicants must complete an online application. A persuasive essay and glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • Tuskegee University Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 440/540
    • SAT Math: 430/530
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 17/27
    • ACT English: 16/30
    • ACT Math: 16/30

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Tuskegee University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Tuskegee University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, Southern Vermont College, Alabama State University, College of St. Elizabeth, Albertus Magnus College, Texas Southern University, California State University Dominguez Hills

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Tuskegee University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Tuskegee University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

San Jose State University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University, Georgia State University

Applying to Tuskegee University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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