College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Tennessee

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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A+
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
2,644
A
Belmont University
Nashville, TN
5,289
A
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
6,796
B+
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
17,653
B+
UT Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
10,159
B
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
12,267
B
Fisk University
Nashville, TN
580
B
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
22,371
B
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
1,915
B
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
2,896
B
Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
6,745
B
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
20,916
B-
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
9,735
B-
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
1,247
B-
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
4,565
B-
Sewanee
Sewanee, TN
1,509
B-
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN
9,957
B-
Union University
Jackson, TN
2,829
C+
Tusculum College
Greeneville, TN
1,980
C
Freed-Hardeman University
Henderson, TN
1,449
C
University of Tennessee - Martin
Martin, TN
7,318