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Tennessee State University
  • 4 Year
  • NASHVILLE, TN

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

editorial

Tennessee State is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee. As a historically black college, TSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,807 undergraduate students. The Tennessee State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Health Professions, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 32% of students, Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.

About

3500 JOHN A. MERRITT BLVD
NASHVILLE, TN 37209
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Tennessee State University Rankings

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TSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,460 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,950 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 101 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 114 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 114 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,807 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,068
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Outgoing
    21%
  • No one person is the same , it is hard to group
    18%
  • Energetic
    10%
  • Undereducated (high school)
    9%
  • Rude
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 137 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 158 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • "Think.Work.Serve"
    72%
  • Unorganized and unfair
    6%
  • Finesse
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Tough Sh*t University
    4%
  • Unorganized and unfriendly
    4%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 79 responses

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