College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in Tennessee

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
Union University
Jackson, TN
9.42 / 10
2
Belmont University
Nashville, TN
9.28 / 10
3
Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN
9.20 / 10
4
Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
9.15 / 10
5
Johnson University
Knoxville, TN
9.08 / 10
6
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
9.08 / 10
7
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
9.03 / 10
8
Trevecca Nazarene University
Nashville, TN
9.00 / 10
9
Bethel University - Tennessee
McKenzie, TN
8.97 / 10
10
University of Tennessee - Martin
Martin, TN
8.97 / 10
11
Maryville College
Maryville, TN
8.95 / 10
12
UT Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
8.95 / 10
13
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN
8.92 / 10
14
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN
8.90 / 10
15
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
8.89 / 10
16
Sewanee
Sewanee, TN
8.85 / 10
17
King University - Tennessee
Bristol, TN
8.82 / 10
18
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
8.82 / 10
19
Bryan College - Tennessee
Dayton, TN
8.82 / 10
20
Tusculum College
Greeneville, TN
8.79 / 10
21
Christian Brothers University
Memphis, TN
8.77 / 10
22
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN
8.77 / 10
23
LeMoyne-Owen College
Memphis, TN
8.74 / 10
24
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
8.74 / 10
25
Baptist Memorial Health Sciences
Memphis, TN
8.67 / 10