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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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 8,441 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Tennessee Technological acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Education, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 51% of students, Tennessee Technological alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,600.
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
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
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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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,441Undergrads
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 35 responses
Report
  • Average, with a kick
    37%
  • Driven
    23%
  • Either driven completely or none at all
    23%
  • Kind of "blah"
    17%

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.73 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    51%
  • Adequate
    24%
  • Afforable
    5%
  • Fantastic
    5%
  • Somewhat lacking
    5%
  • Stressful
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600/ 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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The campus is smaller than UTK so you can walk to class with ease. There are also shuttle buses that run routes around campus so if the weather is bad, you won’t be caught out in it if you ride them. The library has 2 floors open to students: the ground floor which consists of a café, IT, printers, computers, and group or solitary study areas, and the “quiet floor” which consists of bookshelves, the i cube (a really cool technology center with 3D printers and VR tech), and tables to study at. The fitness center is really nice, and they’re building a new one. There is some construction as of right now, and the projects are in varying degrees of completion. For the most part, the professors make an effort to be friendly and learn your name, and they actually care about you. All in all, a great public university!
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I am loving being at Tenneessee Techanological University! The students are very accepting to new people and the professors are always willing to go the extra mile to help when I have a problem. I feel like by being a part of such a great educational community I am going to be able to make the transition into the working world with ease. I will always remember my time at university with fondess and respect and will encourage the youth after me to look at Tennessee Technological University when they are ready to continue their education.
I love the campus, professors, and overall atmosphere. So happy that I chose Tech to my home! So fr, all of my professors are willing to work with me on any issues that I have. The dooms I live in are great! The food has its good and bad days but overall it is pretty good. I really didn't want to go to a big party school and tech is just that. It is more academic based and that's what I love about it.