Tuition & Fees

$7,776

$21,132

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
62%
300-399
17%
600-699
4%
500-599
13%
400-499
46%
300-399
33%
200-299
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
36%
12-17
47%
6-11
9%
24-29
5%
18-23
25%
12-17
70%
24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1803
ACT 4010

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 8,753
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Nashville, TN

465-acre main campus north of Nashville (population: 684,410); downtown campus for adult evening classes. Served by air and bus. School operates transportation between campuses and to downtown area. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
22 fraternities 3% of male students
 
25 sororities 7% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
17%
400-499
62%
300-399
17%
600-699
4%
500-599
13%
400-499
46%
300-399
33%
200-299
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
36%
12-17
47%
6-11
9%
24-29
5%
18-23
25%
12-17
70%
24-29
5%
18-23
45%
12-17
50%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jeanne Williams
Director of Admissions
P: 888 463-6878
F: 615 963-2930
admissions@tnstate.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
August 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Amy Wood
Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid
awood7@tnstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
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Athletic Directors

Teresa Phillips (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Valencia Jordan (women's)
Swa/associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Tigers/Tigerbelles
School colors
blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advanced Studies in Teaching/Learning
Aeronautical/Industrial Technology
Agricultural Sciences
Architectural Engineering
Art
Arts/Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Business Information Systems
Cardiorespiratory Care Sciences
Chemistry
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Computer/Information Systems Engineering
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Economics/Finance
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Family/Consumer Sciences
Health Care Administration/Planning
Health Information Management
Health Sciences
History
Human Performance/Sport Sciences
Human Performance/Sport Sciences
Instructional Leadership
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Professional School Counseling
Professional Science
Professional Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
Speech Communication/Theatre
Speech/Hearing Science
Urban Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Business Administration

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

8,753

total students

80%

in-state

20%

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

11%
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
12%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

45

semester hours

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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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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

International Student Contact

Mark Gunter
Director
615 963-5639
mgunter@tnstate.edu

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