B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Tennessee Technological University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
Website

Tennessee Technological 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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,688/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,291/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,702/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,625/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,838/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,502/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,709Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Average, with a kick
    33%
  • Driven
    24%
  • Either driven completely or none at all
    24%
  • Kind of "blah"
    18%

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.71 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    51%
  • Adequate
    26%
  • Afforable
    6%
  • Fantastic
    6%
  • Somewhat lacking
    6%
  • Stressful
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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Tennessee Technological University Reviews

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My overall experience has been stressful. Tennessee Technological University's individual colleges are great, but the administration is terrible. They have not given enough attention to what the student body demands. They have ignored our cries for a better parking system and to make administration pay their fair share of parking fees. The financial aid department gives students barely enough to survive the semester, and they do not seem to care that each student is drowning in debt. I would only recommend coming here for an individual college. The professors are amazing and very hands-on! They are the only ones doing this money hungry school justice!
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There are plenty of courses to choose from, that is if you have time outside your major. The professors are always willing to help, and they are the best feature about Tennessee Tech. I believe one could not find better hands-on or more intelligent teachers anywhere else in this state. The class styles are generally a form of lecture, but they are engaging. Professors make an effort to entertain and motivate their students. The majority of music professors are great examples of how teachers should be as role models. I have, so far, loved my experience as a student inside their classrooms!
This school's whole purpose is to churn out engineering degrees. It doesn't offer very good programs for anything else. The food is average, at least there's a Chick-Fil-A on campus and plenty of other restaurants. The town is quaint and nice, but kind of dull with not much to do. There isn't much diversity, mainly white males. The professors I've had haven't been very helpful, sometimes completely ignoring my emails and my requests for help. The administration side of things is either incompetent or uncaring. I've missed out on certain important things because they neglected to send me an email, and when I tried to change majors and switch roommates I was met with a ton of seemingly unnecessary roadblocks and no one to help me. Overall, my experience has been poor, however if you are low income and have an interest in the STEM majors, this school should be serviceable for you. Just don't expect a great social life or fun times out on the town.