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Talladega College is a renowned liberal arts college that also offers the benefit of flexible learning to its students, whether it’s the range of online courses that allow students to work on their own time, or a unique online-only Fast Track program that accelerates degree procurement in as little as 18 months. (Degrees offered include business management, criminal justice, psychology, and computer information systems.) The computer science department is a flagship of Talladega College, where students work with the latest technology and gain the most up-to-date techniques and knowledge that can help them secure highly prized jobs in the rapidly growing field of cyber security. To ensure these learning opportunities are as hands-on as possible, Talladega partners with leading technology information company Cisco as well as the premier trade association CompTia.

Talladega’s liberal arts education focuses on instruction in the humanities and fine arts, business administration, natural sciences, and mathematics, as well as the social sciences and education. The programs are so successful that the school reports 80% of graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees.

Student Body

Undergrads at Talladega speak very highly of their classmates. For starters, students readily assert that people are generally “outgoing, well spoken, and fun.” They also tend to be “very determined,” “focused,” and “hardworking.” Indeed, students here are “striving to become the leaders of tomorrow.” Therefore, it’s not too surprising to hear that the vast majority are highly “involved” in campus life and activities as well. In turn, and perhaps inevitably, most everyone becomes imbued with great “school spirit.” Of course, what Talladega undergrads value most is the fact that their peers are “very friendly and welcoming.” As one student explains, “We treat each other as a family, aiming to make sure each person succeeds.” A classmate immediately concurs adding, “Talladega College makes you feel very welcome and loved; this is my favorite thing about my HBCU. Knowing that people here have your back through anything and support your every move is a great thing.”

Campus Life

Though hometown Talladega might feel a tad sleepy, life on campus is vibrant and full of excitement. And when students need a study break, there are many fun events in which they can participate. For example, the college frequently hosts “movie nights...parties, game nights, step shows and more.” Athletics are fairly popular as well and “if there’s a...game on campus” you better believe these undergrads will be in attendance, cheering on their peers. Of course, there’s no need to fret if you’re not into sports. Music is also big at Talladega and numerous students are involved “in the band.” Additionally, there are plenty of clubs and “extracurricular activities” to join. Undergrads at Talladega are quite adept at making their own fun, too. Indeed, students love to simply “hang out around the residence halls...chat with each other, play games, cards, etc.” And if anyone is itching to get off-campus for a little while, they can head to Birmingham which is within easy driving distance. Fortunately, most students don’t find that necessary because, at Talladega College, “life is great on a daily basis.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Dr. Floretta Dortch
Enrollment Management

Office of Admissions
627 West Battle Street
Talladega, AL 35160


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Savery Library
DeForest Chapel
Swayne Hall
Callanan Hall
Fanning Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Talladega Super Speedway
DeSoto Caverns
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Cheaha State Park
Motorsports Hall of Fame
Birmingham, just 50 miles away offers the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the McWane Center featuring an IMAX theatre, the Birmingham Museum of Art, concerts, plays, art shows, shopping and sports events.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Spring semester

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
International Airports - Bimrngham, AL; Atlanta, GA Greyhound - Anniston, AL; Birmingham, AL; Sylacauga, AL; Talladega, AL Trailways - Montgomery, AL Amtrak - Anniston, AL; Birmngham, AL; Montgomery, AL

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Birmimgham: I-20 E to AL Hwy. 77 (exit 168 toward Talladega/Lincoln; turn right onto AL Hwy 77 S; Turn left onto AL Hwy 77 S/Court St. S; turn right onto AL Hwy 21/W. Battle Street; stay on Battle Street for .4 miles From Atlanta: I-20 W to AL Hwy 21 (exit 185 toward Oxford/Anniston); turn left onto AL Hwy 21S (Jacksonville State Univ. Hwy/Quintard Dr.); turn left onto Haynes St. (AL Hwy 21); turn right onto Battle Street; follow Battle St. for 1.7 miles. From Montgomery: Going north on S. Union St, merge onto I-85 N (Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway); take Ann St exit (Exit 3); turn left onto Ann St; turn right onto Madison Ave; turn left onto Federal Dr. (Federal Drive becomes Congressman William L. Dickerson Dr.; Congressman William L. Dickerson Dr. becomes AL-21 N); turn slight left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Dr; turn right onto Battle Street.

Local Accommodations
Hotels and Motels Budget Inn (256) 362- 0900 Days Inn (205) 763- 8080 Holiday Inn Express (205) 763- 9777 Bed and Breakfasts: BonnieMoore Inn (205) 763-9341 Governor's House (205) 763- 2186 Oakwood (256) 362- 0662 Somerset House (256) 761- 9251 The Cedars (256) 362- 9090


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Average HS GPA: 2.71



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