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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Tennessee Technological is an above-average public university located in Cookeville, Tennessee. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,999 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Tennessee Technological acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Education. Graduating 55% of students, Tennessee Technological alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
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About Tennessee Technological...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Tennessee Technological University Rankings

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Tennessee Technological Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1260
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,891/ 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
$8,366/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    67%
  • On Campus
    30%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,999Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,007
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Average, with a kick
    38%
  • Either driven completely or none at all
    25%
  • Driven
    23%
  • Kind of "blah"
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    48%
  • Adequate
    20%
  • Afforable
    15%
  • Fantastic
    4%
  • Somewhat lacking
    4%
  • Stressful
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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I came to TN Tech from overseas because I got a good scholarship and didn't expect much, but I had a great time and learnt a lot! I definitely think it's a blue collar school that attracts more local, lower income students, but the engineering program is well known in the state/region and I learnt a lot while I was there. I was worried going to graduate school at a larger land grant university afterwards that I'd know less than other incoming students, but that was not the case at all. In the end, Tech's a great school to graduate with a solid degree for relatively cheap.
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I am very pleased with my experience with Tennessee Tech! For me personally, the classes and professors have been pretty good, along with the extracurriculars and student life on campus. If I had to change one thing about Tech, I may say something regarding all the construction on and around campus. As nice as everything looks when its complete, it seems like the construction is never-ending.
Tennessee Technological University has many clubs to offer. My advice is to try and join as many activities on campus as you can. There are activities or events to do at least everyday on campus. The food is really good, and they have a chick-fil-A! Tech has free tutoring which is very helpful. I would use it as much as possible if you’re struggling in a class! My dorm experience has been pretty good, I love my roommate. She is the nicest person and we get along really well. Tech also has many things to do in the town as well as many job opportunities. If you like nature there are many places you can go exploring or if you like waterfalls! I wouldn’t change anything because I love the University a lot.