Location
Cookeville, TN
Undergrads
8,923
Tuition (in-state)
$20,852 ($6,692)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 637 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I'd rate off-campus housing as 'ok' because of the availability and range of prices. Utilities are not outrageous, but internet is ridiculous in comparison. Insurance for rental units is higher because people in Cookeville have a bad habit of setting their houses on fire. (At least this was the explanation my insurance company gave me.) For the price range, if you have the money, you can live quite comfortably in Cookeville. On the other hand, living there on a tight budget puts you in areas that are notoriously dangerous and not kept up well in terms of cleanliness or building safety. If you are looking to move there on a budget, you will find yourself rooming with mold and roaches guaranteed.

4 College Senior

Academics: I have taken courses in several different departments. The mathematics department has incredibly talented professors. They are able to explain their subject at different levels, depending on the scope of understanding of the student. The physics department, while notoriously difficult, is not interested in teaching students at multiple levels. They only want to teach to the best and let the rest fall. They pass everyone to keep up appearances. The computer and programming courses offered use outdated technology. At one internship I was actually laughed at when I described my programming experience. The engineering departments are holding their own. The chemical engineering department is in need of a younger generation of instructors that have learned techniques used in today's industry. The instructors teaching now are either fresh out of grad school or have been teaching for 20-30 years. It's difficult to learn about new procedures because of this. Also, there aren't any very good labs corresponding to the lectures because of lack of space.

3 College Senior

Academics: The chemical engineering department is definitely the bottom of the barrel right now in terms of general happiness and opportunities afforded to the students as well as funding. Our classes are regularly held in rooms that the civil engineering department had built specifically for their students simply because they have more outside investors that the chemical engineering students. There are more students in the other engineering departments that have time for extracurricular activities and social activities. I can't say much for the other majors offered. I know that the geography and geology departments have amazing facilities. As do the astronomy classes.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Truthfully, this really isn't my focus in going to school. I work and study. Period. If I had to rate Tech though, I'd say that part of the reason this isn't my focus is because Tech really doesn't have a lot going on. Intramural sports cost money. Campus events are far and few between. The library has an incredible collection of books on an array of subjects. The gym has adequate facilities, although they need to be updated. Because it is an older building, there isn't a lot of space to accommodate the growing number of students attending the school. The chemistry and engineering buildings need a complete and total overhaul. Learning how to use older equipment has its advantages. Using outdated equipment that doesn't function properly is useless. The caliber and knowledge of the instructors is beyond compare. They deserve better facilities. The Quidditch team is pretty cool though.

2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The town is too small. There aren't too many local events that meet my tastes. I don't think I'd consider it the safest town. Meth is a huge problem and I'm constantly getting text and email alerts about assault issues on campus. Sports and recreation are available off campus if you can afford monthly/class fees. Shopping is limited because there is hardly anyone in town when school is out of session at TTU.

1 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I dont party, so I dont know

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They offer a wide variety or really everything you could want to study, but are known for engineering and nursing

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Our workload can be difficult, but it is really interesting

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My program is small which makes it awesome. It getting into grad school after that is more difficult

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love it because it is small and I know all my teachers and classmates. I love nutrition!

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Its ok. But not a lot of health options

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Most guys and girls are either greek or they tend to be pretty hipster

3 College Junior

Facilities: I don't hangout on campus but the theater is small and cramped. The campus workout facilities could be a 24 hour for students that work and go to school. The library is great for studying and every building as filtered water stations however not very well insulted.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I live off campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I like the hamburger and hot dogs in the cafe'. Also I like the variety of food for dinner but the price could be more constant and economical for students.

3 College Senior

Facilities: We are a pretty typical school. Intermurals and Greek life are pretty big, but no one treats you differently if you aren't involved. Also religious affiliation groups dominant extracurriculars.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Our library is very helpful, and the hours are decent. There could be better food options on campus. The main quad is full of green outdoor space.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Most of the rules for campus are not followed except for the plagiarism agreement. That is enforced strongly.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Our student health center is the best. It is cheap and accurate. Safety could be a little bit better.

College Senior

Majors: I have never had an internship. My major does not offer them.

2 College Senior

Majors: My major is horribly hard at this university. You learn a lot from the professors, but there is apparent favoritism. Also many of the assignments seem to be busy work and do not fit in with Special Education curriculum. The work and grading are hard and sometime very unfair based on the person.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of apartments. Decent shape. Not enough parking. Some are close to campus others are not.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: No big activities or things to do.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: It's an engineering school. Guys are smart and drunk.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Not much school spirit unless required by something

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