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Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

Tougaloo College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Tougaloo College, the application fee is $25.

Tougaloo College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Tougaloo College's admissions stats.

Tougaloo College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Tougaloo College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Tougaloo College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes –– ––

Applying Early to Tougaloo College?

Tougaloo College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Tougaloo College Admissions

Is Tougaloo College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Tougaloo College is not difficult. Tougaloo College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Tougaloo College accepted 56% of all applicants, approximately 1,839 from the 3,295 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Tougaloo College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

Transferring to Tougaloo College

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Tougaloo College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Tougaloo College

What does Tougaloo College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Tougaloo College for more information on admission factors.

Tougaloo College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Tougaloo College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Tougaloo College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements ACT/SAT
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Tougaloo College?

Students admitted to Tougaloo College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 99.9% submitted a class rank. At Tougaloo College 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 30% were in the top 25% and 57% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Tougaloo College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Tougaloo College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Tougaloo College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Tougaloo College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Tougaloo College

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Tougaloo College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Tougaloo College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Tougaloo College Admissions FAQs

Does Tougaloo College accept transfer credits?

✅ Tougaloo College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Tougaloo College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Tougaloo College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Tougaloo College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Tougaloo College?

✅ Tougaloo College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Tougaloo College's acceptance rate?

✅ Tougaloo College's acceptance rate is 56%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Tougaloo College?

✅ Tougaloo College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Tougaloo College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Tougaloo College? Tougaloo College is a less selective institution. The Tougaloo College acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.


Tougaloo College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Tougaloo College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Tougaloo College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Tougaloo College ACT Scores


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Tougaloo College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Tougaloo College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Tougaloo College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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