7,007
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,539
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
53
53%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Tennessee State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37209
United States
Contact Dr. John Cade
Associate Vice President/Interim Vice President
Email: jcade@tnstate.edu
Phone: 615-963-5101

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,857
Applied
4,710
Accepted
7,007
Enrolled
53%
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Female Admissions

5,931
Females Applied
3,239
Females Accepted
55%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,926
Males Applied
1,471
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.86
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st August 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st August 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 16 20

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,576
In-state
19,296
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,108
Full-time student fees
7,806
Room & board
3,806
Room only

Financial Aid

10,539
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,175
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,060
Avg. Loan Aid
14,290
Avg. Grant Aid
5,332
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,007
Total undergrad students
11%
International Students
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.43%
Black or African American 70.84%
White or Caucasian 13.17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 0.76%
Two or more races 2.28%
Other 0.69%

Gender

Male (40.97%)
Female (59.03%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Greek Weeks and Student Elections

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
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Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
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Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Softball Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 Checkmark
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Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 No

Faculty

658
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 393
Part-time - 265
Male - 345
Female - 313