About Talladega College
Plans for Talladega College were initiated on November 20, 1865 when two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, Ala. made a commitment to provide a school for children of former slaves in their community. The success of this commitment is reflected in the thousands of graduates who have made significant and lasting contributions to this country since the college doors opened in 1867.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains (100 miles from ATL), Talladega College sits in a quiet community, allowing students to focus on academics away from the distractions of an urban setting. Distinguished for providing quality education at an affordable price, the College offers need-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs for eligible students.
Talladega College has established and maintained a legacy of excellence, recently confirmed in its ranking among the top 20 liberal arts schools in the Washington Monthly 2010 College Guide. Peterson’s Guide “Top Colleges for Science” identifies Talladega as one of 200 colleges and universities in the United States offering an outstanding program in science and mathematics.
In addition to its strong academic program of 17 majors, Talladega offers award winning athletic programs including men’s basketball, baseball, golf, and soccer and women’s basketball, softball and soccer.
The men’s basketball team captured the USCAA National Championship title in 2009 and 2010; the women’s team captured their national title in 2010.
Talladega College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in a historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama. The campus is on a plateau about 700 feet above sea level in the heart of the fertile valley in foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus is a quiet place-away from the distractions and fast pace of
• Majors - 17
• Type of University-Private, Four year,
co-educational, liberal arts
• Faculty - 35 Full-time faculty
• Student/Faculty Ratio - 12:1.
The liberal arts program serves as a strong foundation for the development of the whole person and well-rounded leaders.
All 17 majors are grounded in the liberal arts.
Admission to Talladega College is determined on a case by case basis with consideration for factors including academic achievement, extracurricular participation and performance on the American College Test or the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
• website: www.talladega.edu;
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Office of Admission,
627 West Battle Street,
Talladega AL 35160.
Words by Prof. Wm. Pickens
Altered and Harmonized by E. B. Greer
Dear Old Talladega
There shines upon this nation
A college galaxy,
Like that harp constellation
Hung in our northern sky.
With stars of magnitude both great and small
But proud old Talladega
Is Alpha Lyrae Vega
Is Alpha Lyrae Vega
Of them all.
Talladega, Crimson and Blue!
Talladega, we will be true.
We'll love and honor thee.
We'll live and die for thee.
Crimson and Blue.
With steady radiating
She scatters forth her light;
Her rays are penetrating
The darkling shades of night;
She stretches out a saving hand to all,
Bright to shining Talladega
Is Alpha Lyrae-Vega
Of them all.
Her noble sons and daughters
Go forth a valiant band,
Whose lives are like sweet waters
Found in a desert land.
They never shrink from sternest duty's call,
For love of Talladega,
The Alpha Lyrae-Vega
Of them all.
16:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
Talladega College continues to attract the top five percent of students nationwide, i.e. those who have applied themselves in high school and maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
Our diversity is reflected in generations of students who have passed through our halls and realized that one's education doesn't end with a bachelor's degree.
Eighty percent of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we offer each student specialized attention that facilitates learning, fosters leadership skills, and cultivates individual talents
Diverse Athletic Program
The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Talladega College enhances the Institutional Mission by providing a platform from which students are able to develop their highest potential through:
Principles of fair play and sportsmanship The Talladega College Athletic Department graduates student-athletes who are critical thinkers and inspirational leaders, fully prepared for lives of service to their community, families, and society.
Athletic Program Includes:
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