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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 8,259 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Tennessee Technological acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 49% of students, Tennessee Technological alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
About Tennessee Technological University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, TN 38505
Website
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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
64%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1010-1250
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$14,702/ 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
$9,050/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,259Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,106
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Average, with a kick
    36%
  • Either driven completely or none at all
    23%
  • Driven
    21%
  • Kind of "blah"
    15%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Nerdy
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    51%
  • Adequate
    22%
  • Afforable
    10%
  • Fantastic
    5%
  • Somewhat lacking
    5%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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 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.
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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.
Tech is well respected for every "real" major offered. Its College of Engineering is especially well regarded. For example, I heard from a reputable source that Tech's computer science program is as difficult as more "typical" high-quality universities', such as MIT's. Most of Tech's professors are both incredibly qualified and incredibly kind. I was grateful to receive a full-ride service scholarship, and I thoroughly enjoyed and gained many skills from my work assignment (tutoring). One of Tech's offerings that I do not recommend, though, is the Honors Program. It is quite disorganized, some of the faculty are condescending, and Honors requirements often conflict with graduation requirements. Speaking specifically for the computer science program (since that was may major and its enrollment is growing quickly), it seems to be more or less a pipeline into software engineering or maybe IT security; it is not geared toward mathematically inclined students.