Talladega College

Talladega, AL
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1867
  • Enrollment: 903
  • Mascot: Tornadoes
  • Colors: Crimson, White and Blue
  • Motto: An Education of Distinction
  • Campus Setting: Town
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Talladega College, located in the quaint town setting of Talladega, Alabama, boasts a rich history that dates back to its founding in 1867. It emerged during the Reconstruction era as one of the first institutions of higher learning for African Americans, playing a pivotal role in educating formerly enslaved people. This historical significance is a cornerstone of the college's identity and mission.

Today, Talladega College serves a student body of 903, offering a diverse range of programs including Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees. The college is particularly noted for its strong Business Administration, Computer Science, and Social Work programs. These programs reflect the college's commitment to providing an "Education of Distinction," as its motto proudly declares.

In athletics, Talladega College competes in the NAIA Division I within the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The college's teams, known as the Tornadoes and Lady Tornadoes, represent the school in various sports, donning the college colors of Crimson, White, and Blue. The college's commitment to academic and athletic excellence, combined with its historical legacy, makes Talladega College a unique and vital part of the HBCU community, continuing to educate and inspire future generations.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Science
  • Social Work

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NAIA Division I - Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (Gulf)

Team Name: Tornadoes & Lady Tornadoes

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf 
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Volleyball

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Soccer
  • Flag Football

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