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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeC
Tougaloo is a private, Christian college located in Jackson, Mississippi. As a historically black college, Tougaloo has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 696 undergraduate students. The Tougaloo acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Sociology, Biology, and Mathematics. Graduating 35% of students, Tougaloo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,100.
NAIA Division I
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Tougaloo College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.25 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
Tougaloo College Reviews
Though these times have shown difficulty in adjustment for everyone involved, the college has done nothing but try to provide its best solutions and accommodations to its student body. Teachers are super understanding of student’s needs and situations and its easy to compromise if necessary. The fellow students help each other as well with adjustment and classwork. The SGA are a group of devoted and intelligent individuals that do their best to extend themselves to the student body during these times. Even if that means extending beyond the duties of the positions they’re holding.
My time at the illustrious and tenacious Tougaloo College has been nothing shy of amazing. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t always been glitter and cupcakes. However, every school has it faults. At Tougaloo College the faults are immensely overshadowed by the unmatchable grace and honor that comes with being an eaglet. We soar high and aim higher. The staff and faculty provide a sense of belonging that could be impossible to receive at another college/university. The students on campus are family and we treat each other with respect and act as if we’ve known each other our whole lives. No place is 100% perfect but the atmosphere at Tougaloo is sure to leave a lasting impression on those who are to experience the campus. Tougaloo College was my first choice and I’m super glad that I chose to attend one of the best HBCUs in the country. We aren’t just a school or a campus of friendly people; we’re a family.
Tougaloo College is one of the oldest HBCU’s in Mississippi. It is very high on education and because it is so small, the professor and student relationship is at an all time high. Everyone knows everyone which makes the student life very fun and seems like you are never alone on campus. Athletics is very important to us as we highly support our student athletes and professors are very understanding of the away games. I feel very at home at the college and I would try my hardest to convince someone to attend.