Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, USA

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Tuskegee University
3.53 Average Rating

A. Smith

a current student here
32 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm a freshman at Tuskegee and I just finished my 1st semester. As an Animal Poultry and Veterinary Science Major I have learned so much more than I expected. I was expecting to only become a Vet with my major but our APSC 100 class taught me to open my eyes to other careers in the field. The work is sometimes too much too handle but it can be done if you prioritize accordingly. Other than that you are going to learn a lot and personally my last semester was fairly easier than expected.
Am enjoying being here
I'm from a small town so Tuskegee feels comfortable to me. However there is nothing really to do in the city of Tuskegee if you do not party. You have to travel to Auburn, Montgomery, or the other surrounding areas. Overall it's okay. During homecoming there were lots of activities to become involved in. And occasionally there are other things occurring on the campus to hold interest. I just tend to get bored often.
Bang for the buck
Tuskegee is a school like no other and that I can say proudly. We're ranked the Number 1 HBCU in Alabama. The lessons that I learn both inside and outside of the classroom are preparing me for the Real World. However I have found issues that make me question my decision on coming here. For starters the living situations are not the best, administrator's in the Bursar's office will give you a hassle, and I am envious of Auburn's Student Union and library. Many of the books in our main library are outdated and there are not enough things in our Union to hold every one's interest.
Tips for prospective students
FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS!!!!! Remember why your here and put everything else on the back burner. Join organizations that fit who you are and those that will also make your resume look better. Talk to advisors, upper-classmen, and make friends that want the same thing out of life as you do. Stay true to yourself and the person that you are. Study; you came to college to get an education. Get it!!! The information is available for you all you have to do is get it.
Great for these types of students
That want the small campus experience; this way you are able to get more hands on experience. It is also right for people who know they belong at Tuskegee. You should most definitely come to Tuskegee if they're known for your major. ( I DID!!!)
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Gabriel from Tuskegee, AL

a current student here
25 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You learn soo much at Tuskegee, im a history major here, so my schedule is pretty easy. lots of room for electives. If you are a guy then you should try and stay in young as a freshman, thats the best male freshman dorm. the other one, bethune looks like garbage. plus young has won the freshman step show 5 years a row. (Young Hall is SMooth!)
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy Tuskegee, but you gotta be prepared for the black college experience which is the best there is. be prepared to have a roommate, be prepared for cold showers sometimes. be prepared to wait in long lines at the cafeteria, caf its the top hbcu in alabama, and number 6 in the country. great school. if you can make it here and survive with black folks. you can make it anywhere and deal with anybody.
Bang for the buck
now dont get me wrong tuskegee is a great school but theres gonna be times where you get fed up with how much you have to pay compared to the service you get. but its all part of the experience and will make you better off in the long run
Tips for prospective students
Get your GPA up in high school. start appling now!!! keep your options open. Tuskegee isnt for everybody, its for you. Also ladies, look out for the greeks when you get here, if you lookin right they will certainly notice lol. fellas dont try to get in no relationship right away, play the field, learn. you;ll learn quickly which girls are dateable and which are off limits. by second semester things will calm down enough for you to make a good decision. lol
Great for these types of students
gotta be organized! gotta be focused! but you gotta have fun from time to time. So if Tuskegee is right for you then send your stuff in. look forward to ball and parlaying with you! HEEEYYY TUSKEGEEEEE!!!!!!
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Keiasha from Tuskegee, AL

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
From academic lessons to life lessons I have learned alot and I just finished my first semester. It has taught me alot and I believe that I have grown so much in the past couple of months.
Am enjoying being here
Yes I am enjoying myself alot
Bang for the buck
Yes Tuskegee cost a pretty dollar but I believe the experiences and education is like no other.
Tips for prospective students
You have to be a dedicated studednt and hard working because you will have the desire to party and do other things but keep your priorites straight.
Great for these types of students
ALL TYPES TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY IS UNLIKE NO OTHER......TU U KNOW
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Indya from Columbus, GA

a current student here
13 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I'm a Junior English major and I can definitely say I have learned a lot since I've been here. I've always excelled in school and although I've managed to maintain above a 3.0 GPA my entire time here while maintaining a pretty fruitful social life, I definitely have had to put in work. I can't say any of the workloads I've been challenged with thus far have been unreasonable but time management is key. I can't stress that enough (even if you're good at a subject you still have to study or put forth effort into writing papers or what have you so you MUST make time for working/studying).

Since I've been here I've taken advantage of several different programs that have given me the opportunity to go to Orlando twice for a competition as well as to spend part of my summer at Emory University in Atlanta for a fellowship (I'll be at Duke this fall for a conference and who knows where else next summer) and that's just me. This summer I have friends from all different majors all around the country and world at internships and fellowships. There's a ridiculous amount of opportunities to expand your horizons in this tiny ol' town but you've got to go and get them.
Am enjoying being here
Tuskegee is in a small little country town; there's just no getting around it. While there's some things I'd like to improve about the campus there's just no place I'd rather be. If you get out of your dorm room and off of facebook and take advantage of the different organizations on campus you're bound to find ways to keep yourself entertained and meet a diverse group of people in the process (hopefully somebody who has a car if you haven't got one lol). You'll come to find 'Skegee is like it's own little secret society (the school hazes you freshmen and sophomore year... you'll figure it out lol) and there's just something about it that'll make your heart swell up with pride after you return from a long summer.

On another note, there's life in Montgomery and Auburn and while Auburn is a larger public university with more resources even the black students from Auburn come to Tuskegee to hang out when they feel homesick. I got in to both but Tuskegee chose me. :-)
Bang for the buck
As high as the tuition is, with scholarships and grants from the university and outside sources Tuskegee actually became my least expensive choice. It is a private school so money is a major issue but if you made good grades in high school you shouldn't let the sticker shock deter you and see how much you can get from the school before you make your final decision. There's definitely money out there.
Tips for prospective students
1. Get off of facebook.
2. Get out of your dorm room.
3. Get involved! Stay involved!
4. Join a club/organization.
5. Meet people different from yourself.
6. Take Mr. Philips' Black Aesthetic course,
7. Take Archery
8. Take Dr. Bales for 107
9. Take any of Dr. Hannon's sociology courses.
10. Be early to the caf on Wednesday.
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Dana from CA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am a Chemical Engineering major and this subject is not one to play with. My classmates are constantly working hard day in and day out on design projects and lab work. The courses here are strenuous but in the end it is so rewarding. I will have the knowledge that matches any of the other students attending the top engineering schools in the country.
Am enjoying being here
Tuskegee University is what you make of it. The diversity of things to do on campus is very large and the organizations and events are endless. There will be plenty of times where you get frustrated with this school but If you manage to link up with the right people and attend the right functions your experience here will be like no other.
Bang for the buck
This institution is private so the tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. In the long run once you have that cap and gown and your degree you will think everything was worth it.
Tips for prospective students
School is always first. Know who you are when you are coming in as to not get lost throughout your journey here. There are plenty of influences, positive and negative but always keep your eye on the prize.
Great for these types of students
Pre-Vet, Nursing, Engineering, and Business Administration. This is a very well rounded school with students from Louisiana, California, New York, Alaska and even the West Indies. Everyone is welcome.
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Timothy W.

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at Tuskegee there are many different ways of keeping a student motivated and moving forward to gaining nothing but A's out of all of his/her classes. Within each of the different colleges on the campus are the various tools each student needs to keep building themselves up. Tools such as; computer labs, study rooms, and professors that are willing to stay later than their usual office hours to help. On top of that there are tutoring sessions throughout the day with more than one person tutoring so if there is something they do not know then the next person will.
Am enjoying being here
Everyday on this campus is a day for meeting new people and finding fun and productive things to do. There are many clubs, organizations, community service events and other ways to make out of class time enjoyable. Every few days there might be a different event going on to keep everyone having a good time.
Bang for the buck
The tuition may seem high, but for everything that you are offered and given it is well worth every dollar. From the resources open to each student, the gyms, the cafe, tutoring all of these resources make it well worth the money.
Tips for prospective students
When you come here be ready to be challenged both mentally and physically. There will be times where you just want to quit and go home but remember this is going to help you in the long run. Everything that goes on here will toughen you up and get you ready for the real world and business world. This is a great school filled with many different people who are smart and ready to help if necessary.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for any and every student. Tuskegee will accept who ever walks on their campus with open arms. The students, faculty, and staff will ensure that they help you in any way that they can to get you ready for not just the business world, but also the real world.
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Kelly from Detroit, MI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The courses that every student must take are challenging but well worth it. Tuskegee is known for the quality education that students are given.
Am enjoying being here
Tuskegee is a community of loving people but since it is in a rural area it may be hard to get places without a car.
Bang for the buck
It is worth it but you have to make sure you stay on time of administration. Sometimes they have trouble keeping important documents that hold you back from being financially cleared. But for the quality education we are receiving it is worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Bring a car, stay on top of administration, and stay focused with your studies (it is very easy to fall behind)
Great for these types of students
Students who like to meet new people, students who want to learn more about their black history, and anyone who is interested in earning a degree from a prestigious university like Tuskegee.
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Tia from Enterprise, AL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Tuskegee University is the best school choice I could have made. Yes the school has to grow on you but it has great academic programs and majors. I recommend this school to anyone willing to put in the work.
Tips for prospective students
Do not procrastinate and get involved
Dorm Life
Dorms are getting better each year. You get to meet a lot of new people, I'm glad to have lived in a dorm.
Food and Dining
There is variety.
What to do for fun
There's plenty of things to do, not so much in the city but Auburn is 15 minutes away. I believe people make the outsome of any situation so fun is everywhere I go.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our campus is very historical.
Clubs and Activities
There are beyond enough clubs and activities to join, and find one that suits your own personality.
Greek Life
Greek life is great!
Campus Safety
We have 24 hour campus security.
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De'Bria from Alpine, AL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I rate Tuskegee as being a prestigious HBCU. There campus is beautiful, and there staff and students are friendly. I would recommend Tuskegee to any student who is looking for the right college.
Tips for prospective students
I am a prospective student so I can not give many tips, but stay focus.
Academic Rigor
I have heard from students and staff that they are very strict about academics. I will definitely enjoy being apart of that.
Dorm Life
I toured White Hall and I liked the set up of the suite style dorm.
Food and Dining
I have not yet experienced the food and dining.
What to do for fun
Their seem to be a lot of campus activities going on. They also have tennis courts, pools, and etc..
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AMCAH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
tuskegee university is a great school. coming from an ethnically diverse high school, i feel this university is rich in history and culture. the academic curriculum for students interested in the sciences is phenomenal because these programs offer hands on experiences.
Tips for prospective students
for prospective students you need to be prepared to do things for yourself, yet be willing to ask questions when you need assistance. the upperclassmen are helpful and most of the staff is supportive. there is a tutoring center and there are organizations that you can get involved in once you get situated with college life.
Academic Rigor
some of the courses are moderately fair while others are intense. there are support systems in place if you need help. it is important to meet with your advisers and instructors who can assist you. i have taken some advanced courses, as an incoming freshman, that have been very difficult and even stressful at times. however, most of my instructors have supported my efforts and will make themselves or other support staff available to assist a student in need.
Dorm Life
dormitory life is interesting. sometimes there are activities that take place which bring about camaraderie within the dormitory such as the dorm step show competition. there are also other events that take place on the different floors in the dormitory. one downside to living in the dormitory is the microwave policy.
Food and Dining
presently the original dining hall is undergoing renovations. in the interim, another facility is used to accommodate students. this dining area can be overcrowded at times and servings and choices are limited. however, there are two other eateries on campus if you don't like cafeteria-style food. off campus and in the city of tuskegee there are five fast food restaurants (quiznos, mcdonald's kfc, etc.) and at least three other local eateries. from what i understand, the renovations for the original cafeteria will be completed in the near future.
What to do for fun
if you want to have fun on campus there are seasonal sports to attend such as football and basketball games. in addition, different organizations host various events on campus. there are talent and fashion shows as well. if you want to have fun off campus auburn and montgomery are nearby towns not too far from tuskegee. there are also a host of parties students can attend on and off campus.
Bang for the buck
considering the cost of the school, the location, and the hands on experiences, i feel the university provides its students with a stimulating and worthwhile learning experience.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
tuskegee university has a rich history that began with booker t. washington the first president of the university. booker t. washington was an author, an educator and a political leader. george washington carver a renowned scientist, inventor and professor at tuskegee revolutionized the world of agriculture. the first squadron of african-american pilots to fight in ww ii trained at tuskegee and became known as the red tails or the tuskegee airmen.
Great for these types of students
tuskegee is ideal for students who do not mind being in a rural area and are very much interested in the sciences.
Clubs and Activities
there are many clubs that are affiliated with different fields of study at the university. there are non-academic clubs and organizations that focus on political and civil rights issues. the naacp, the marching pipers band, and concert choir are some to name a few.
Greek Life
there are the traditional african-american fraternities and sororities on campus.
Campus Safety
the campus is safe and if there are any problems, incidents can be reported to the campus police.
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