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.
Tennessee Technological University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
Tennessee Technological University Reviews
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.
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.