TSU

Tennessee State University

3500 John A Merritt Boulevard, Nashville, United States
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    1
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    77

Overview of Tennessee State University (TSU)

About this school

Tennessee State, founded in 1912, is a public, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Agriculture and Home Economics, Allied Health Professions, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, and Nursing. Its 465-acre main campus is located north of the center of Nashville.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,007
    • Men:2,871 Men (41.0%)
    • Women:4,136 Women (59.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (TSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Tennessee State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Phone
(615) 963-5101
Fax
(615) 963-5108
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins August 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
53% of 8,857 applicants were admitted
Women
55% of 5,931 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 2,926 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,365 (50%) of 4,710 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,432 (44%) of 3,239 admitted students enrolled
Men
933 (63%) of 1,471 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.86
375 And Above
4%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
41%
2.00 - 2.49
21%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
16-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
50%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (TSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,458|Out-of-state: $20,178 (100.0%)
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Tennessee State University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003522
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,199 (93.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,140 (95.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,133 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
755 (66.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$11,175
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 961 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,746
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 896 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,668
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 622 (54.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
46 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,913

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
5,534 (90.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,236 (94.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,207 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
271 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$10,539
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,185 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,332
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,137 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,311
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,240 (43.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
232 (3.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,290

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
87%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,214
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
9.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (TSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


393

Part-Time Faculty


265

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1025
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Tennessee State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (TSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • African Studies
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Services and Advocacy
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Agriculture, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Computer and information sciences, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies, English, Family and consumer sciences, Health professions and related sciences, History, Liberal arts/general studies, Mathematics and statistics, Parks and recreation, Physical sciences, Psychology, Public administration and social services, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Social sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (38)


  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Systems Engineering

Campus Life (TSU)

Location & Geography

Population


624,496

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Nashville

Campus Size


450 acres

Weather


Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, softball, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Tennessee State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


5,692

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,007
Women
4,136
Men
2,871

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 79.3% Black/African-American
  • 1.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 14.8% White
  • 0.8% Unknown

International Students


10.7% from 21 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


1,746

Student Resources (TSU)

Study resources

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