Tennessee Technological University, commonly known as "Tennessee Tech" or "TTU," is widely considered by many students to be "the best engineering school in the state." "It's the same degree that you can get anywhere else [and] for a cheaper cost." "It's got a great nursing program." The education program is "amazing," and "they offer quite a lot for a reasonable tuition." One student informs us that "this school pushes each student to the next level and is actually preparing you for [the] future." The school's professors, many of whom "are graduates from TTU," "offer the opportunity to ask questions and allow discussion in their classes." A handful of students have noted that "s

Overview

Applicants
4,553
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
3.37

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 600
SAT Math
490 - 640
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Tennessee Technological University, commonly known as "Tennessee Tech" or "TTU," is widely considered by many students to be "the best engineering school in the state." "It's the same degree that you can get anywhere else [and] for a cheaper cost." "It's got a great nursing program." The education program is "amazing," and "they offer quite a lot for a reasonable tuition." One student informs us that "this school pushes each student to the next level and is actually preparing you for [the] future." The school's professors, many of whom "are graduates from TTU," "offer the opportunity to ask questions and allow discussion in their classes." A handful of students have noted that "some of the professors need to be fired" while others "need raises," but "on the flip side, the professors who care are amazing and make classes very interesting." The faculty members who do receive high marks "have strong communication and technical skills" and "make themselves available outside of the classroom." However, those with below-average marks will often show "strong technical skills, but communication [and] teaching skills could see much improvement." The general consensus among TTU students is that "there is a good student-teacher ratio," and the faculty are for the most part "well experienced in their respective fields."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
640
with Terminal Degree
336

325
Men
315
Women
62
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
85%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Harry Stonecipher
Former CEO, The Boeing Company

Roger Crouch
NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut

Carolyn Lee
Assistant Managing Editor of the New York Times

Carl Stiner
Retired Commander in Chief, US Special Operations

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,118

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,211

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,916

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$9,510

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
40%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,975

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,004
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,000
Required Fees
$1,034
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant
Need United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Tennessee Tech boasts "different varieties of students." One student tells us, "you have the religious types…you have the Greeks. You have the independents who just go to class and have a few core friends…and then a big chunk are students who live off campus and just do their own thing." But for the most part, students "don't think TTU is cliquey at all. It's very easy to find your niche on campus and in the community." The university's location in central Tennessee makes it "close to home" for many students, particularly commuter students who can "drive back and forth and also continue to work [a] part-time job."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,975
Out of State
3%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

1.15%
Asian
3.93%
African-American
2.41%
Hispanic
89.39%
Caucasian
7.09%
International

45% female
55% male
3% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Here at Tennessee Tech, one student says, "people tend to just hang out a lot." Located in the "wonderful college town" of Cookeville, which is just "an hour from Nashville," there are "a lot of activities in the area." "We have a lot of state parks within an hour's drive, and a lot of people go hiking, camping, and rock climbing on weekends. Canoeing and kayaking [are] also a big thing here." The school itself "is surrounded by so many awesome outdoor destinations," while the campus is "well maintained, safe, and easy to navigate. I don't know anyone who has trouble keeping [themselves] occupied on the weekends." "Some of the buildings [and] computer rooms could be updated," and "the wi-fi network could stand to be made stronger…in certain buildings." A few students have expressed concern that "school spirit is on the low end," while others have informed us that "everyone goes to football and basketball games," and if you're "not involved in that, we have a few clubs, such as the Environmental Club and dorm competitions." The area also offers a "bowling alley, laser tag, mini golf, and the movie theater." The Greek system plays a large role in campus life as well, and "almost everybody leaves for the weekend, except most Greeks." But for most students, both Greek and non, "life school can be fun if you put yourself out there. You have to get involved or life will be boring."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
28%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
74
First-Year Students living on campus
66%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
73

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
182
Number of Honor Societies
26

Number of Social Sororities
8
Number of Religious Organizations
16

10% join a fraternity
10% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Golden Eagles)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Riflery
Tennis
Women's Sports (Golden Eagles)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: The mission of the TTU Minority Affairs Office is to provide personal, cultural, social, and academic growth and development for students of color. We provide and encourage opportunities for all students of color to learn about their history, take pride in their heritage, and explore their potential. We promote Multicultural awareness by providing an environment that embraces diversity.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tennessee State University, Nashville

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
600

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
55%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell computers, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Alexis Pope
Interim Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
PO Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Phone
931-372-3888

Email
visit@tntech.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation/ Fitness Center
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
New Residence Halls
Bryan Fine Arts Music Auditorium

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Within a 1 1/2 hour drive of Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga
No more than an hour's drive from 9 state parks and lakes

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00am-4:30pm CST
931-372-3888

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: 10 am and 2 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
one hour before tour each day

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@tntech.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Nashville International Airport is about 1 hour, and Tyson-McGee Airport in Knoxville is about 1 1/2 hours from the campus. Van/limousine services and rental cars are available for a trip from the airports to campus. Greyhound bus service is available to Cookeville, and taxi service is available from the bus station to campus (approximately 2 miles away).

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the east or west: Take I-40 to exit #287 (Jefferson Ave.); travel north on Jefferson to the courthouse square. Turn left on Broad St. and go one block; turn right onto Dixie Ave. Follow Dixie Ave. to the campus and turn left onto Willliam L. Jones Drive. Derryberry Hall is the first building on the right. The Admissions Office is in Room 209. From the south: Take Hwy. 111 from Chattanooga to I-40. Travel I-40 west to exit #287 (Jefferson Ave.); travel north on Jefferson to the courthouse square. Turn left on Broad St. and go one block; turn right onto Dixie Ave. Follow Dixie Ave. to the campus and turn left onto William L. Jones Drive. Derryberry Hall is the first building on the right. The Admissions Office is in Room 209.

Local Accommodations
The following hotels are approximately 3 miles from the campus: Baymont Inn and Suites (931-525-6668), Country Inn and Suites (931-520-3800), Ramada Limited Suites (931-372-0086), Comfort Suites (931-372-1881), Hampton Inn (931-520-1117), Key West Inn (931-525-1110), Holiday Inn Express (931-881-2000).
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Key Stats

4,553
Applicants
9,975
Size
94%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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