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 5,431 undergraduate students. The Tennessee State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 29% of students, Tennessee State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.101 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration81 Graduates
Health Professions70 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching47 Graduates
Computer Science32 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.136 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.157 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.79 responses
Tennessee State University Reviews
I like the University of Tennessee's professors the most. They are very helpful and great at explain main concepts. The new Student Union has great places to eat at and the Hodges Library is an excellent place to study.University of Tennessee is a great public university. The campus is really pretty with great landscaping most of the buildings are very well taken care of. The professors are very good and really engage with the students.I loved the atmosphere created by the teachers. They were there to help you learn, understand, and stretch your minds. My teachers pushed me to excel beyond what I thought I was capable of.
With Complete Honesty, I originally didn’t choose this HBCU due to rumors I heard. But once I got to the campus it was like rumors never existed because culturally speaking it’s truly like a family connection with whomever you come in contact with. Staff and administration included and I love that about TSU. I had a plan before for when I went in but after my freshman year I definitely knew I was going to stay at TSU all 4 years of my college career and I’m happy with my decision and no one will ever change that! #GOBIGBLUE
The faculty are very nice, they will go out of their way to help you even if it has nothing to do with their class. They will help you find internships and fill out scholarships and can also find jobs for you or give you recommendation letters. The alumni presence is very strong here as well, they love their school and anybody who attends. Many times the alumni have came together to help pay for people to stay here when they couldn't afford it. It's a wonderful experience to be a part of, I love my HBCU.The academics, the opportunities, and the spirit are the top three reasons one should attend Tennessee State University.