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

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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 mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,686 undergraduate students. The Tennessee State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 30% 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

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

TSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$11,880 / 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
$11,763 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 105 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 124 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 124 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,686 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
992
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • No one person is the same , it is hard to group
    20%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Energetic
    9%
  • Undereducated (high school)
    8%
  • Rude
    3%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 147 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 89 responses
  • "Think.Work.Serve"
    67%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Unorganized and unfair
    6%
  • Unorganized and unfriendly
    6%
  • Finesse
    3%
  • Tough Sh*t University
    3%
  • UNDERSTAFFED
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
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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