Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$9,012

$21,732

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

6,467

undergraduate students

2,530

graduate students

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School Facts

Tennessee State University, founded in 1912, is a public, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Agriculture, Education, Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Public Service, Engineering and Technology, and Nursing. Its 465-acre main campus is located north of the center of Nashville.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,997
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

Social Networks

465-acre main campus north of Nashville (population: 667,560); downtown campus for adult evening classes. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation between campuses and to downtown area. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN
37209-1561

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Oprah Winfrey received a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Performing Arts.

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

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Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

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Admissions Factors

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

84%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

83%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,690

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,854
Housing $3,806
Food $4,140
Additional fees $1,158
Books & supplies $2,900
Total $19,858
Average Financial Aid - $9,690
Total with Avg. Aid $10,168

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 615 963-5772
F: 615 963-7540
finaid@tnstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other. yes
Architectural Engineering. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Family Resource Management Studies, General. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
History, General. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Office Management and Supervision. yes
Physical Therapy/Therapist. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration/management
  2. Health Professions Related/clinical Science/other
  3. Biology/biological Science General

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

8,997

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

6,467
students

Female
62%
3,986

Male
38%
2,481

28%

2,530
students

Female
68%
1,723

Male
32%
807

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

76%

4,895
students

Female
63%
3,090

Male
37%
1,805

24%

1,572
students

Female
57%
896

Male
43%
676

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
72%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.90
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Brazil
Central African Republic
China
India
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

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