About Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University is an independent institution of higher education located in Tuskegee, Alabama. The city features several noteworthy annual events, including the Memorial Day Fly-In sponsored by Negro Airmen International, a three-day event held every Memorial Day weekend featuring black pilots from all over the nation participating in competitive navigation, pylon racing, and aerobatic demonstrations. The University campus itself hosts the annual Carver Arts and Crafts Fair in May, featuring original handicrafts, jazz and blues musicians, and petting zoos and kiddie rides for the children.
Tuskegee offers a 5-year degree program to earn a Bachelor of Architecture. The first two years are referred to as the Pre-Architecture program, and include foundational studies in liberal arts courses plus introductory courses in architectural design, graphics, architectural history, and building systems. The final three years of study make up the Professional Program. Students take courses in architectural design, environmental control systems, structural design, construction, architectural history, urban planning, and architectural practice. The program of study also includes design studios, field trips, visiting lecturers, and an Internship Program. Under this program, third and fourth year students serve as interns in architectural, construction, or planning organizations during the summer months. All students must complete six months of summer internship before admission to the fifth and final year. Completion of this phase of the curriculum gives students valuable practical experience that can be applied to their final year in the Architecture Program. In addition, those months of experience may also count toward the three years professional experience that serves as a prerequisite to taking the licensing examination.
The university Web site offers links to over 100 outside scholarship resources. The Office of Student Financial Services manages financial aid and scholarship resources from University, federal, state, county and private sources. Completion of the application for financial aid includes automatic consideration for grants and scholarships offered by the university, including the Alabama Student Incentive Grant, athletic scholarships, band and choir scholarships, military scholarships, and Presidential Grants and Scholarships.
Tuskegee University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The student-faculty ratio at the university is 13:1. The university offers many options for students looking to participate in campus life, including a Student Government Association, campus newspaper and television station, the Golden Voices Choir, the Marching Crimson Piper Band, an International Students Organization, and seven fraternities and sororities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council. There are also service groups, civic organizations, state clubs and honor societies representing virtually every academic discipline. The varsity athletics teams compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country, tennis, and track for men and women, football, softball, and women's volleyball.