1,412 reviews
  1. Nashville, TN
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Tennessee State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209

Tennessee State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for Tennessee State University

Cost

Net Price
$8,888/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,579/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,735/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,605/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,709/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.99 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.99 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,678Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
73%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Outgoing
    22%
  • No one person is the same , it is hard to group
    17%
  • Energetic
    12%
  • Undereducated (high school)
    6%
  • Rude
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.122 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • "Think.Work.Serve"
    86%
  • Tough Sh*t University
    5%
  • Unorganized and unfriendly
    5%
  • Need more tutors
    2%
  • UNDERSTAFFED
    2%
  • Unorganized and unfair
    2%

After Tennessee State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses

Tennessee State University Reviews

1,412 reviews
All Categories
I give Tennessee State three stars because my years there were up and down. My first two years, I had teachers that did not speak fluent English. It was very hard to understand them and for them to understand me. There were teachers who didn't care about helping the students. Once I got in my degree required classes, I was excited to go to school. I loved the teachers because they would teach exactly what were on the test. They taught what you needed to know versus teaching anything just to say they taught something! I learned so much in my last two years that I can use in my career!
Living in Wilson Hall is frustrating because the girls in this building do not know how to clean up after themselves. They leave trash everywhere, they never flush the toilet, and they are loud at crazy hours of the night. They especially never follow the rules. For example our quiet hours are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. you don't have to be extremely quiet but quiet enough where the other girls can't hear you, but here they do not care what time it is they scream down the hallway and slam doors, play music real loud. They don't have respect for anyone else that lives here and it is very irritating especially for people that go to sleep or are studying. Another rule we have is to make sure when you take your trash out put it in the dumpster outside the basement. The girls can't even do that! They put it by there basement door, knowing that could bring bugs and rodents into the building. They would also put their personal trash in the bathroom trash can, when on the door it clearly says not to put it in there because the cleaning people won't take it out. It makes sense because the cleaning people are not responsible for throwing our trash away we are! The last rule is not to smoke in the building. First marijuana is illegal in Tennessee so they shouldn't be smoking it anyway, but of course they do. I'm not sure why because the smell of it is strong so it's easy to smell. All the rules that these girls break are affecting our visitation and the girls that deserve visitation don't get it because of the girls that break all the rules everyday.
I love the support systems for instruction and opportunities for career internships! Meal plans are overpriced, but I like the Dining Dollars.