Tennessee State University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Nashville, TN
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
65 %
Admission Difficulty

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • The Band
  • The Parties
  • Football games
  • The Food

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Parking
  • Financial aid
  • Crime
  • The lack of school spirit at football games

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Students at TSU seem to be happy with their experiences thus far. The school has its issues, such as parking and problems with administration, but on the whole, students feel it is a good school and they have no regrets. The University's motto is "Students Matter Most," and they truly try to aid students in any way they can. The teachers are excellent; although some could be a little more outgoing, the majority really tries to help students to get the education they are paying for. There is a good balance between academics and socializing as well, and TSU students know when to party and when to study. There are a few exceptions, but most students do not allow their social lives to interfere with their grades because their education is important to them. However, students are not afraid to blow off class for the fall and winter breaks to go home early, and they are not shy about heading out early on a Friday for a Tigers road game! There are a few improvements that could be made such as parking, registration, and some building renovations, but most of TSU's drawbacks are related to the same problems the city itself has. The administration seems like they are trying to better the school, and former-president Hefner was adamant about fundraisers and programs that brought money to the school for its improvements. There is one aspect that needs to change and that is the enrollment and registration process. It is difficult for an incoming student to know where to go and who to contact, and the administration could be much more helpful in aiding students with registration and updating them on their financial aid status. TSU students are satisfied with the school as a whole, and in order to get the best ideas of what to do and not to do, talk to the students. TSU students are friendly, energetic, and always able to help someone
in need.

Tennessee State Student Reviews

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love my school! Its a great community to be around and a lot of diversity!!

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Its the typical food chains, kfc,tacobell, pizza hut same thing on campus..

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I love my school spirit

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is fine to my standards but I love to dress in style and class. I'm very outgoing, so I know that people will love to be around me because I'm every funny.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The reason why it's great because I love Chick-Fil-A


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