Tougaloo College

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Tougaloo College is a historically black college found in Tougaloo, MS. Tougaloo College has only approximately 700 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to Tougaloo College. A score in the range of 740 to 990 on the SAT exam, or 15 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Tougaloo College average GPA ranges from 2.64 to 3.14 for accepted students. 71% of all those who apply are admitted to Tougaloo College, from which 9 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Tougaloo College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Tougaloo College was reported as 70.7% in Fall 2020 with over 2,020 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 15 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Tougaloo College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Tougaloo College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Tougaloo College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.8%
  • 2017-2018: 74.7%
  • 2018-2019: 92.4%
  • 2019-2020: 70.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.0%

How Does Tougaloo College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Tougaloo College is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Millsaps College68.8%
Stillman College36.6%
Judson College37.2%
Rust College50.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Tougaloo College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading380 - 500
Math360 - 490
Total Score740 - 990
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 22
Math16 - 20
Composite Score15 - 22
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