Campus Housing

Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
5,255
Tuition (in-state)
$18,954 ($6,426)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have heard students complain about have rats in their dorm room but I have never seen none while on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms is definitely an experience. The housing process is very simple. Wilson Hall has really nice size rooms, but we have community bathrooms, and they are not always clean. Rudolph Hall is really nice; however, the room size is extremely small! The cost of living on campus is pretty expensive, but you get to meet so many people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It's okay. Irritating if you are used to being a loner and don't want to be checked on and have limitations by authority.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't know anything about campus housing. I've only met two people that live in campus housing and they were student athletes.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 590th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 640th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 1341st
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1372nd
    Cleanest Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Hometown
Tuskegee, AL
Major
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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On-campus housing at TSU is not the best aspect of the school; however, the students who live on campus seem to be pretty happy with their living arrangements. The dorms are really nothing to brag about. The rooms are really small, but they are not terribly out-of-date, and they are kept pretty clean. There are Internet and cable hookups, as well. In all honesty, there is not much room, but if you try and save some space for the wardrobe, finding a place for the computer and TV should not be a problem. Each student must have a student ID to get into their dorm, and they are pretty strict in making sure everyone who is there belongs there. After midnight the dorms calm down a bit, unless it’s before or after a football game, of course. Most students seem to be satisfied with the dorms, aside from the rooms being so small. TSU definitely needs to improve on the guys’ dorms, though. Boyd Hall is an absolute nightmare for the guys, and most of them are looking for other living arrangements after their first year.

The students who live on campus spend four years there, unless they can afford to move off campus. If you are interested in getting the full college experience, consider living on campus, but think really long about it, because there is nothing worse than getting a horrible roommate! If you want to experience TSU mostly for academics, consider living off campus, because you will have much more privacy.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,700
Average Housing Costs
$3,400
Undergrads Living On Campus
34%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
Hale Hall
Worst Dorms
Boyd Hall
What You Get
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Internet access
Also Available
Special accommodations for special needs students

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Boyd Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 311
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Sophomores and juniors
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Keyless entry system, lounge, recreational/study area, laundry room, barbershop, computer lab, telephone services
Eppse Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 251
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Keyless entry system, lounge, recreation/study area, laundry room, computer lab, telephone services
Hale Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 314
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen (honors students only)
Room Types: Suites with doubles and triples
Special Features: Keyless entry system, barber/beauty salon, lounges, laundry room, computer lab, elevator
Watson Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 359
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Keyless entry system, lounge, computer labs, barbershop, recreation/study area, laundry room
Wilma Rudolph Residence Center
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 412
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites with doubles
Special Features: Keyless entry system, study lounges, beauty salon, laundry facility, computer lab, kitchenette on each floor, telephone services, campus cafeteria
Wilson Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 584
Bathrooms: In room
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles and triples
Special Features: Study area, lounge area, kitchenettes on five floors, computer lab

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ford Apartment Complex
Number of Units: 122 units
Bathrooms: 1-2 per unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Telephone and Internet service, patio or balcony, fully-furnished living, dining, and kitchen areas, most utilities included in rent
New Apartment Complex
Number of Units: 72 units
Bathrooms: 2 per unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Telephone and Internet service, patio or balcony, fully-furnished living, dining, and kitchen areas, most utilities included in rent.

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