Tuskegee University Details

Email Address admissions@tuskegee.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 102 Old Administration Building
City Tuskegee
State Alabama
Zip 36088
Phone 334-727-8500
Total Enrollment 2883
Motto Peace through Education
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Tuskegee University (TU) is located in the town of Tuskegee, about 40 miles east of Montgomery, 75 miles southeast of Birmingham, and 135 miles southwest of Atlanta. The campus is easily accessible by bus and car from Interstate 85 and U.S. Highways 80 and 29. Most students fly into either Montgomery or Atlanta and use automobile transportation to the campus. The climate is considered moderate with very high temperatures in the summer. The campus has several special features, including the George Washington Carver Museum, which preserves the tools and handiwork of the distinguished scientist who taught at Tuskegee, and the George Washington Carver Research Foundation, a center for a variety of research areas sponsored by government agencies and private industry. Churches of all major denominations, a library, and a museum contribute to the cultural atmosphere of the town.
History Tuskegee University is a four-year, private, state-related, coed, liberal arts institution. It was founded in 1881 as Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute to educate rural black youth in Alabama. A former slave, Lewis Adams, and a former slave owner, George W. Campbell, negotiated a political deal that engineered the passage of legislation that appropriated $2000 annually for teachersí salaries for a school to educate black youth in Macon and surrounding counties. They wrote to Hampton Institute for a teacher recommendation and the principal sent 26-year-old Booker T. Washington. Later in 1881, Booker T. Washington opened Tuskegee, serving as its first principal. It humbly began with 30 men and women, primarily from Macon County, in a one-room shanty. The next year, Washington purchased a 100-acre abandoned plantation, which became the nucleus of Tuskegeeís present campus. Dr. Washington died at Tuskegee on November 14, 1915, and is buried on the campus. The first class graduated from the Tuskegee Normal School in 1885. Incorporated in 1893, the first instruction at the postsecondary level was offered in 1923. The first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1925. In 1937, the schoolís name changed to Tuskegee Institute, and the present name was adopted in 1967 when the school achieved university status. Tuskegee University is a privately controlled, yet state-related, professional, scientific, and technical institution with four-year and graduate degree programs. TU boasts a long list of notable alumni and leaders. George Washington Carver, its most notable alumnus, is known for his research on the use of peanuts and sweet potatoes. Others include Lionel Richie, renowned singer, songwriter, and winner of five Grammy Awards and General Daniel "Chappie" James, the first black four-star general in the armed forces. TU was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Landmark and has the distinction of being the only existent college designated a National Historic Site and District by Congress. It was the first site for the training of black military pilots and has had more graduates become flag officers than any other institution. Tuskegee also established the first nursing degree program in Alabama. The founder of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was Dr. Frederick D. Patterson, third president of Tuskegee University. Tuskegee is unique in that it is the only historical black institution that enjoys private control and state land-grant status.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation No
Accrediation Tuskegee University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, masterís, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees.
Costs per Year 2002-03 Tuition: $10,584 Room and board: $5680 (room); $3080 (board) Special fees: $300 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $ 20,444
In State Tuition 10584
Out of State Tuition 10584
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percent of the student body that received financial aid: 92 Number of scholarships and grants: 5,137 Total amount of scholarships and grants: $15,292,371 Range of scholarships and grants: $1,500/$8448
Financial-Aid Deadline March 31 (priority)
Admission Deadline
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) and completion of the 15 units
Graduation Requirements
Student Body Profile Total enrollment (men/women): 1194/1686 From in-state: 1,035 Other regions: 43 states, 34 other countries Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 1,053/1,549 Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 69/74 Graduate students (men/women): 72/63 Ethnic/racial makeup: African Americans, 2708; Asians, 3; Caucasians, 32; Hispanics, 7; Native Americans, 0; International, 76; Others/Unclassified, 54. Class of 2001/2002 Profile Number of applicants: 2,312 Number accepted: 1,550 Number enrolled: 661 Median SAT score: 448 V/441 M Median ACT score: 19 Average high school GPA: 3.0 Transfer applicants: 409 Transfers accepted: 242 Transfers enrolled: 90
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Student Life Campus Regulations: Class attendance required; cars must be registered; students required to live on campus through sophomore year; each student required to take one semester of general orientation during freshman year. Alcohol is prohibited; curfews, quiet hours, and dorm visitation enforced. Campus Services: Health care, personal and psychological counseling, career planning and placement, student employment, day care, remedial instruction in reading and writing, chapel, and religious activities. Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, chorale, debate team, jazz ensemble, marching bands, films, concerts, and lecture series. Students may work on student publications, such as the Campus Digest, Business Gazette, Engineerís Voice, Architecture Newsletter, the student yearbook, or the monthly student newspaper, the Surrounding Community. Spring is highlighted by the Tuskegee Relays, a well-known annual track and field meet. Greek-letter fraternities and sororities provide much of the social life of the campus. Renowned speakers frequent the campus. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or other numerous student-run organizations. Greek-letter fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. There are also twelve non-Greek organizations. Honor societies include Alpha Delta Mu (social work), Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology), Alpha Kappa Mu (all disciplines), Beta Kappa Chi (natural sciences), Delta Mu Delta (business administration), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), Kappa Delta Pi (education), Kappa Omicron Phi (home economics), Lambda Iota Tau (literature), Pi Tau Sigma (mechanical engineering), Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics), Pi Sigma Phi (music), Phi Delta Kappa (education), Phi Zeta (veterinary medicine), and Sigma Xi (research sciences). Housing Availability: 1,935 housing spaces; freshman housing given priority; married student housing available. Handicapped Services: Wheelchair accessibility.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 329 Student-teacher ratio: 13:1 Full-time faculty members (men/women): 246/53 Part-time faculty members (men/women): 24/6 Tenured faculty members: 145 Faculty members with doctorates or others terminal degrees: 69%
Athletic Program Tuskegee University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), all Division II, and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Intercollegiate sports: menís basketball, cross-country, football, riflery, soccer, tennis, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, riflery, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Intramural: badminton, basketball, football, gymnastics, riflery, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Athletic Director, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088; Telephone: 334-727-8849 or 4800; Fax: 334-727-8849.
School Calender September-May (semester hours) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May and August One summer session.
Website http://www.tuskegee.edu
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Architecture, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Aerospace Science Engineering, Agribusiness Education, Agribusiness Science, Agronomy and Soils, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Clothing and Related Arts, Computer Science, Construction Science and Management, Dietetics, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, English Teacher Education, Engineering Extension and Technical Education, Environmental Science, Finance, Food and Nutritional Science, General Science Education, Health Professions, Home Economics Education, Hospitality Management, Industrial Arts Education, Language Arts Education, Management Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Mental Retardation, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Physical/Natural Science, Physics, Plant and Soil Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education Master of Education: Agribusiness Education, Biology Education, Counseling and Student Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Technical Education, Elementary Education, General Science Education, Home Economics Education, Personnel Administration, School Counseling, Science in Supervision Master of Science :Agribusiness Education, Agricultural Science, Animal and Poultry Science, Biology, Chemistry, Counseling and Student Development, Early Childhood Education, Education and Technical Education, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Elementary Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, General Science Education, Health Professions, Home Economics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Personnel Administration, Physical/Natural Science, Plant and Soil Sciences, School Counseling, Science in Supervision, Veterinary Science Doctorate:Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science
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