Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$7,684

$20,404

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,710
Declined 4,147
Total Received 8,857
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Public

7,007

undergraduate students

1,746

graduate students

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Location

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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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 8,753
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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
  • Metropolitan area: Nashville
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Greek Weeks
  • Student Elections

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 2.86

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,710
Declined 4,147
Total Received 8,857

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

academic GPA

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 21
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,310

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,576
Room & board $7,806
Additional fees $1,108
Total $15,490
Average Financial Aid - $5,310
Total with Avg. Aid $10,180
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Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Track and field, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Softball, Track and field, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
African Studies
Agriculture, General
Animal Sciences, General
Architectural Engineering
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Psychology
Computer Science
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Food Technology and Processing
French Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

8,753

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

7,007
students

Female
59%
4,136

Male
41%
2,871

20%

1,746
students

Female
65%
1,142

Male
35%
604

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

5,692
students

Female
58%
3,277

Male
42%
2,415

19%

1,315
students

Female
66%
859

Male
34%
456

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
70%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
13%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

524

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • On-campus employer recruitment

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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