Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1881
  • Enrollment: 2,570
  • Mascot: Golden Tigers
  • Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
  • Motto: Scientia Principatus Opera (Knowledge, Leadership, Service)
  • Campus Setting: Town
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Tuskegee University, located in Tuskegee, Alabama, is a prestigious private land-grant institution founded in 1881. This university has a rich history, notably under the leadership of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, who significantly contributed to its early development and reputation as a center for African-American education and empowerment. Tuskegee's legacy is deeply intertwined with the progress of African-American education in the United States, making it a symbol of perseverance and excellence.

With an enrollment of 2,570 students, Tuskegee University offers a diverse range of academic programs, including popular majors in Business Administration, Engineering, and Animal Sciences. These programs are designed to foster knowledge, leadership, and service, in line with the university's motto: "Scientia Principatus Opera."

Athletically, Tuskegee University competes in NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), with its teams known as the Golden Tigers. The university's colors, Crimson and Old Gold, represent its vibrant spirit and enduring commitment to excellence in education. Tuskegee continues to be a beacon of higher learning for African-American students and all who value its rich heritage and commitment to producing leaders and innovators.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (334) 727-8289  
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  • Financial Aid:  (334) 727-8088    
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Animal Sciences

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Golden Tigers, Tigerettes, & Lady Golden Tigers

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball 
  • Basketball 
  • Football 
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Track (Outdoor)

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball 
  • Softball 
  • Volleyball 
  • Cross Country 
  • Track (Outdoor)
  • Tennis

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