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  • 06/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who are interested in majoring in business, obtaining internships, and extracurricular activities such as sports, dance, communications, and entrepreneurs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize your professors and resources at the career center to excel here at TSU. Remember college is a transition into your career upon graduation. Please get involved. Their are so many organizations on campus that there is no reason you can't find one of interest to become involved in.

  • 07/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 21 people found this review useful. 2 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like to meet new, interesting people, then this is the place for you. The students and staff embrace you, and everyone is like one big family. There's always something to do on campus (talent shows, guest speakers in the forum, events in the courtyard, etc.) so you never have to worry about being bored. All in all, Tennessee State just has that homely feel. GO BIG BLUE!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to meet new people. You'll make a lot of lifelong friends during your enrollment, and networking is always good for the future. Be sure to make a good impression with all of your professors. The more you communicate with them, the more familiar they become with your face and the more they are willing to help. Get involved! There are so many wonderful organizations on campus, ranging from community service, greek, and simple just for fun clubs such as those that represent your hometown. But most importantly, stay focused! Your education is your main priority; let everything else follow.

    Am enjoying being here

    TSU is my second home! There's NO place I'd rather be!!

  • 06/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 12 people found this review useful. 3 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Who likes a campus with alot of students. Classrooms with alot of students. Who like to have fun and want to be apart of something.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely check out the campus and talk to current students and faculty. Come with a open mind.

  • 02/01/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 10 people found this review useful. 4 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A multi-diverse cultural environment campus, with a seemingly serious commitment to gain their degrees, but financially slow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always know what you want to do before making a commmitment to any school, whether it is to go to school to learn, to interact with other peers or to just get away from home, but know for sure what you want beforehand.

    Bang for the buck

    Oh indeed, I think that well spent money always can be found in gaining a good education because that money is never lost.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am slightly older than the average student at TSU, but I have never let that keep me from my goal of achieving ahigh education..

    Will learn a lot

    I believe that I will receive an excellent education and gain very valuable learning knowledge at TSU.

  • 10/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take the ACT or SAT seriously because it the better your score, the better you'll be. Make sure you save money because college is expensive all the way around. No matter where you go! You still need some extra money in your pocket for hard times!

    Bang for the buck

    For instate student, this college is very inexpensive! It might be a little costly for out of state students but its still affordable and completely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because it is a great learning environment that also know how to have fun. Everyone is full of school spirit!

    Am learning a lot

    I learn a lot of things here. This college is a great place to be. I love the experience!

  • 05/31/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 6 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    This school of choice I visited in April on a black college tour with joblink.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Sociable and level-headed

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't let the parties and people distract you.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    *** safety has not been an issue. plus i always travel in a group. doors are locked at all times and you have to use an electronic key to get in to the dorms.

    Greek Life

    there are greek organizations for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs to choose from. ***

    Food and Dining

    typical cafeteria food. some of it is really good. there are a lot of choices to choose from. ***

    Dorm Life

    great... i have met a great group of people such as the ra's in the dorms who help you with any questions you may have.

    Academic Rigor

    the school challenges young black men and women to do there best. there are high expectations to succeed. ***

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have copies of everything you have submitted to the college, such as transcripts, financial, aid and immunization records, especially if you are an out of state student. it makes a big difference in the registration process and placement of classes.

    In three sentences

    i love this school. the professors are great and willing to help you. the faculty and staff are helpful as well.

  • 10/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fun.smart.outgoing.ambitious................A school for wallflowers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your game! with transcripts and everything.

    Bang for the buck

    I think so.

    Will enjoy being here

    Lovely big campus

    Will learn a lot

    The academics are great at this school.......from what

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It's so worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    It's like a big family everytime I visit so I know I will enjoy attending as a student.

    Will learn a lot

    TSU's Mass Communication major offers so much more than many other colleges. The teachers are top notch and many students go on to work with some of the top producers and broadcasting businesses. I know I will learn a lot and so much more!

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I love this school!!!!!!!

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone. There are all different types of people here so you can fit in some where.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make it. College can be fun if you go out and make it that way. It can be boring if you don't do anything or communicate with others.

    Am enjoying being here

    College life is getting better. It starts off rough but will get better with a positive attitude.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned many things while here. Since some classes are small, its easier to have a connect with the teachers. Being at TSU also teacher how to be independent.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No campus is ever completely safe, but we have gotten a lot better with student safety by hiring guardian angels to walk women to dorms after sunset, and we also hired more security throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    Tennessee State University also has many greeks to choose from including the Divine 9.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tennessee State University has over 200 clubs and organizations to choose from, there should be no reason for laziness. GET ACTIVE !

    Great for these types of students

    Tennessee State University is great for students who are trying to find themselves from an academic and personal growth standpoint.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We don't have any unusual traditions, we keep it pretty classical.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't put a price on happiness, and I am an out of state student. my tuition is 30,000 a year and although it is a pain and struggle sometimes I am happy at my HBCU and love my experience.

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS of activities on campus everyday to keep you occupied outside of class. We have game rooms, TV rooms, and sometimes forums, guest speakers, and events are held. The most recent we held a concert on campus open to only our students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty amazing, especially fried fish Fridays and wing Wednesdays, and college students dream!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life could be a little better, which is why we are currently under construction, and so far renovations that have been made look wonderful.

    Academic Rigor

    The wide-span of majors on campus are ridiculous, there should be no reason as to why you can't find something to suit you. My major is computer science and teachers are very hands on. All class sizes are a reasonable size of 30-50 students at max and give you one on one attention that may be required.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your financial aid done ahead of time, those lines are ridiculous! Join lots of clubs, and become familiar with the campus and peers. Student government knows everything, so go to the meetings they're open.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a campus that is filled with opportunity and chances to change your life. The atmosphere is a family oriented, and a welcoming vibe for new students. The staff care about you as if you were their own.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus has proven to be very safe, well lit and has ample security.

    Greek Life

    i have not experienced greek life at this point in time.

    Great for these types of students

    self starters, highly motivated, indipendent, mature and responsible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i don't know of any at this time.

    Bang for the buck

    education is priceless. the return on investment will be worth the financial commitment i have made.

    What to do for fun

    games, social networking, fraternity & sorority events & local postings of upcoming events.

    Food and Dining

    the school supplies well balanced meals for all students.

    Dorm Life

    apply and send deposit for housing as soon as possible. it determines where your dorm is located on a upper or lower floor.

    Academic Rigor

    must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to remain in attendance.

    Tips for prospective students

    contact the institution to find out about available programs that offer additional credits. continually follow up on applications submitted for financial aid.

    In three sentences

    tennessee university has proven to be a fine educational institution. it has provided me a rounded educational curriculum plan during my freshman year. i am currently pleased with my choice.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I believe that campus security could be stronger. There are a a ton of officers but they just don't do a lot. I would like to see a more rigorous approach.

    Greek Life

    Being that TSU is an HBCU all Greek fraternities and sororities exist on campus. The ones that are traditionally black are more plentiful.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again they are many in number and type. Non of which I have first hand knowledge of.

    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual thing I have experienced is that all junior level students must take a rising senior exam before they obtain their senior status.

    Bang for the buck

    TSU is a strong competitor with other local schools because of its reasonable tuition. I would recommend checking it oust for those who are financially challenged, like myself.

    What to do for fun

    I do not have first hand knowledge of campus organizations but can attest to the fact that there are many to participate in. Some are academic and others extracurricular.

    Food and Dining

    I do not participate in any food plans as I do not live on campus. However, there are many quick stop places that are on campus which is very convenient. There are also many restaurants within walking distance from campus that serve a variety of food.

    Dorm Life

    I have always been an off campus student so I can not give an accurate rating of dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    As with any school, you will have your professors that are more lenient and there will be professors that are very thorough. Be expected to be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a few basic but very important information for prospective TSU students. Make sure you check back with the administration offices (registrar, financial aid office, etc) as this is one of the main short comings if the university. I can not stress enough to check and double check all aspects of of your student standing with the university as I have encountered many mistakes with proper grading and classes being canceled without notification. In a nutshell, you can not allow the university to handle your business. You need to also play an active roll.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a school of great diversity. The student campus life provides a myriad of organizations for its students. Non traditional such as myself are quite common in on campus classes which eases any anxiety one may have returning to school at a later age to complete their education.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus gives you a booklet to read over about safety on campus. It is a great resource to use.

    Greek Life

    All of the organizations are present on campus. It gives great benefits as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Organizations are fun to join such as the Greek Life there are many of them. If you have school spirit Cheerleaders and the Tiger Gems is the way to go! Activities like those are fun to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Love Band? it is great to join TSU band. Everyone loves to watch the band perform.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This past year the 100 years of academic excellence and tradition as Nashville only public university has been celebrated on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Exploring just the campus is fun but the city is amazing. It is a calling for all sport fans! and their mouth watering foods.

    What to do for fun

    Organizations are fun to join such as the Greek Life there are many of them. If you have school spirit Cheerleaders and the Tiger Gems is the way to go! Activities like those are fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is amazing. On campus there is a Chick- Fil- A, Pizza Hut Express and a Deli. The fast food eatery Chick- Fil- A is known for their chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and lemonade.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is based off academics. They are comfortable and should fit needs of anyone. Has a good vibe to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Focusing on your education is a top priority for the students and teachers as well. Classes are a nice size for students to focus. They also can get one on one time with the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though you have to be serious about your work there are fun activities you can contribute to the community of Tennessee State University. The people around are helpful and dedicated to keeping you on track

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a comfortable environment were students can interact and share a bond with each other. They are committed to excellence that mold you into taking on responsibility to achieve your goals in life.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has been a great improvement from my freshman year. Guard post have been up-graded, the police center has been moved onto the main campus and security is around the clock. Locals are not able to get into campus like before, and if anything happens the response time is quick.

    Greek Life

    All of our Greeks are back on the yard, just crossed 9 new lines, and are ready to show pride, assist the community, and celebrate TSU's Centennial year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for everyone. It ranges from SGA, to Robotics, to health science, to Honors organizations, and many more!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, nursing, health sciences, business, communication, and agriculture majors. While TSU is diverse, it is also a great institution for African-American students to get in touch with their heritage and appreciate their history.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have several school spirit dances and songs. Courtyard Wednesdays are when everyone (who is not in class) gathers in the courtyard of the Floyd-Payne campus center to mingle and watch Greeks stroll. At the end of every event, the Alma Mater is sung.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are instate the total cost is no more than about 17,000 per year. Out of state students are not so lucky at about 32, 000 per year, but starting this year, if you are a high academic out of state scholar, the school is cutting tuition in half! Check with financial aid for more details.

    What to do for fun

    We may be known as a party school (who isn't), but there are many different activities to do on and off campus, it just depends on what interest you. We have intramural spots, arts and crafts, community service, radio, plays, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Thank goodness Chik-fil-a was added to the Sub. The main cafeteria food is just cafeteria food and it has its hit and miss days, but the best food is served at the Avon-Williams Campus (the downtown campus). If you are down there you should definitely eat there!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms do need to be renovated, but they are livable. The water, air condition, and safely are all up to pare. Just take care not to be messy or tear things up. You will be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the major and what type of student you wish to be. Just like at any other institution, you EARN your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Record and document all offical papers for your personal records; if a problem arises, you will have all the hard copy proof available for administrative offices. 2. Complete FAFSA, housing, scholarships, and other aplications EARLY! I recieved many opportunities because of this. 3. Campus and community involvement is a great way to network and not make school feel like just school. 4. You do not have to join every campus organization and it looks better on futur applications to have quality involvement not quantity. 5. Be yourself and do not be afraid to venture down other avenues. College is about self growth as well as academics. You will never know what will help you in the long run if you do not push yourself out of your comfort zone. 6. Have 100% pride in your school and never let anyone talk down about it. Once you join TSU, you are appart of a family. Take care of your family and they will take care of you. Majority of the time, the sceptics do not even know what is really happening on the campus.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is great Historically Black College/University that offers traditions, values, opportunities, and expections for scholars with a desire to achieve greatness that trasends collegiate matriculation. While never forgettign its deeply rooted history, the institution hosts students from all backgrounds and nationalities, including individuals from at least 41 other countries. Everyone is expectd to uphold the Unveristy's motto of Think, Work, Serve and make a difference in the world.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus overall is safe, there are police who are on campus on bikes, and mopeds during most of the day. However the campus is located in a very urban neighborhood where crime is high. It is best to always stay with a buddy.

    Greek Life

    TSU currently has all Divine 9 Greeks in addition to Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Sigma Sigma, and other Greek Honor Societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities from the NPHC, to community service clubs, city clubs, major clubs, etc. You will find something to fit your personality.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who enjoy a challenge, want to join a fun organization, and love being around African Americans.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For freshman there is a candle light ceremony to welcome you to the campus. You dress in all white and have a chance to meet all of your new classmates.

    Bang for the buck

    Network with upper classmen to buy your books. The bookstore is very pricey.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many organizations at TSU that provide activities for students to participate in on and off campus. Nashville is also a great city full of shopping, attractions and fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is one main campus lunchroom and they have 5-6 different food stations ranging from salads, pizza, home cooked meals, stir fry, hot dogs, etc. There is also a Chick fil A, Pizza Hut, sandwich shop, Starbucks, and chicken place.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are not the best at TSU. However, they plan to build a new dorm by the year 2014. Hale, Rudolph and the on campus apartments are the best living spots.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at TSU can be challenging, therefore it is important that you make professional relationships with your professor. Although the classes are hard, there are many resources to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    To make the best of your experience, apply early, keep a copy of all paper work, network with administration and join clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    TSU is an great school, full of educational opportunities, networking, and fun. You will become apart of the family. It is vital to stay on top of your work and paperwork at Tennessee State University.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is very serious about protecting their students. They patrol regularly at all hours and ask for identification to make sure no one suspicious or who isn't a student won't cause trouble.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks...will surprise you. Whether or not you join is no pressure at all but expect to see them chanting, stepping, and dancing! They show pride and represent their chapter and all of them put on a memorable show! They love their brothers and sisters, and are always friendly and helpful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshmen week isn't an unusual tradition but believe me when I tell you you need to PARTICIPATE! It's the fastest way to make friends and have new experiences! Also, there is an old and creepy closed dorm on campus. Rumors and stories about it circulate all the time! I wouldn't know if any of it is true but its hilariously creepy.

    What to do for fun

    No matter what you're into, Tennessee State has something for everyone. Parties and activities on campus happen all the time so missing out is far from likely unless you choose not to attend. There's also something fun to do or that will keep you busy so the choice is yours!

    Food and Dining

    One thing about the cafeteria is to expect average food. It is not unappetizing but there are times when you aren't in the mood for the usual. The on campus restaurants are delicious and worth it but expect long lines.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nothing to brag about; what you may have heard about them being gross or run down isn't true but if you really want something great, aim for Hale Hall. The only trouble you could have is yourself and if you abide by the simple rules there won't be any problems. Curfew is simple and the security keep things in order.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, Tennessee State is not a hard school to get into, but it'll make or break you. The teachers are involved, helpful and share their experiences but do not waste time in class. Collegiate assignments and curriculum is what is expected and will be given.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, I have three bits of advice for you. First and foremost is to relax; being away from home for months at a time is definitely an eye opener but you'll be fine. Second, never stress; be it about homework, friends, parties or any activities because it will all happen naturally. Lastly, time management is key. Not having time to do something is no excuse; using a few seconds, minutes or an hour or two out of your day won't stop the world.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is truly a school for everyone. My experiences so far have been amazing and I haven't regretted a single one of them. If you're interested in a beautiful school with great and involved teachers, friendly students and faculty, and plenty of school spirit; TSU is the school for you. GO BIG BLUE!

  • 06/10/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 8 people found this review useful. 20 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    New myself

    Will enjoy being here

    I hope so

    Will learn a lot

    I plan too

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for students who know how to balance their school and party life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Venture out and walk the campus to get a feel of it. Speak to random people and make new friends. Just stay focused but also have fun.

    Did enjoy being here

    I really enjoyed the school. They always had activities and events going on, whether it was the pep rally or radio station in the court yard. You won't ever be bored there. All the people you meet will make it even better.

    Did learn a lot

    You learn a lot here, with the help of great teachers. You will be on the right track to your degree before you know it.

  • 12/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I am out of state so it is a lot of money I got to pay out of pocket.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is very nice here.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much here, then I have at other college's I have been to.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hang in there and give it your all

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up, obstacles are always in the way and believe it or not there is always a way around them.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that it is very expensive, and I am not sure if I am getting the most out of it for the price I am paying for an education, until I completed my degree and obtain a job in the indicated field

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy going to Tennessee State University

    Am learning a lot

    I feel that I am really getting a lot out of my education

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is very low. we have plenty of cops and they are not seen alot. lately since the shooting they have been out.

    Greek Life

    this campus is full of greek life and very exciting!

    What to do for fun

    tsu is known as a party school. there are many parties off campus to attend. not much on campus is fun except for the school activities, but nashville has alot of places to go.

    Food and Dining

    the food is the same. i say we eat chicken atleast three times a week. not much variety, especially for a vegetarian.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are horrible. tsu should really get money to make the dorms better.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are not too tough but they are a bit challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    for future students i'd say stay away from the crowd, and join clubs. find something you can enjoy that can keep you occupied and away from the bad crowd.

    In three sentences

    tsu is a great school and has alot of oppritunities for their students. i can truely say tsu cares for the students, its just a matter of them caring for themselves. this school is always credited for its bad things but it is a great school and has many great aspects.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    isn't that safe

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the location of the campus isn't in the best area, so you have to make sure you stay safe and stay out of areas that doesn't look safe.

    What to do for fun

    during my free time i like to go party, play video games, attend different activities through out campus, and work out.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe has some pretty decent foods most of the time. some days the food isn't so good. you also have the choice of chic- fila, pizza hut, and some other food places that are good to eat instead of the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    boyd hall isn't the best kept up dorm, but the rooms are kind of big.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes i'm in now aren't to rigorous but they aren't to easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend that a prospective student should have above a 3.0 gpa so they can qualify for scholarships. make sure you have made the right college choice based off of your thoughts of it, not anybody else. then you have to make sure that you have good time management skills.

    In three sentences

    the academic program here is good so far i am a transfer student. there is a lot of activities to do for students to stay active. it does seem like anybody can apply and get into the school.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    excellent

    Clubs and Activities

    well managed and very organized individuals

    Great for these types of students

    students who know what they want to do and how they want to get there

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none to my knowledge

    What to do for fun

    play basketball and vast amount of other intramural teams to join and trips with the school

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have your finances in order and work hard in class

    In three sentences

    tennessee state university is a great university. its like a home away from. the people you make friends with here will be friends forever.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    no college campus is 100% safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    it depends on the club and who is hosting the activities.

    Great for these types of students

    yes, very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the courtyard. the coolest place to be on wednesdays.

    Food and Dining

    sometimes the food is great and sometimes its not.

    Dorm Life

    not really up to date. rooms are small.

    Academic Rigor

    pretty much every teacher is professional and every class i have taken so far has been enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    love the classes and teachers!

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    greek life is very exciting

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to make a difference or contribute to society

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of

    What to do for fun

    there are so many options going to the gym, playing basketball, the student center is a cool place to hang out

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get worried or overwhelmed with certain tasks or obstruction that lie in your way just take your time and everything will pay off

    In three sentences

    it is a well diverse growing institution. i am learning a lot while attending. this school is a great place to find yourself

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is not very safe for males, i have heard stories about robberies and fights. On the other hand campus safety for females is great.

    Greek Life

    I personally love the Greek life here. Both the fraternities and sororities are very involved around school and in the community. I hope to join a sororities in my later years.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities here. They really try to get people involved and to join them.

    What to do for fun

    Like any other school there are parties you can attend to have fun. You can just walk around campus and have fun really, there are also people outside that you can engage in conversation with.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafe is okay. There are some days that the food is a bit off, but there are many choices and varieties of food that you can choose from. Also if you don't want to eat in the cafe, there are many other places you can fulfill your appetite at. TSU has Chik-Fil-A, Dippers, Starbucks and Pizza Hut.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life isn't really great for me, I suppose its okay. I have no complaints about the dorms besides the bathrooms. The sharing of the bathrooms are not good. The bathrooms are not quite up to par.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, they really make you think. With my major being biology my classes are rigorous and i always have to stay on top of things. The teachers are really great, they stay on task and they know what they are talking about.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    the Greeks are one of the best things that Tennessee State has. i love seeing them stomp the yard on courtyard Wednesdays

    Clubs and Activities

    TSU clubs are very committed unfortunately I haven't joined any yet,

    What to do for fun

    I really like going to the gym after class. TSU offers a top of the like gym here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and the service is great in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is incredible here. I really get along with my roommate. I also feel very comfortable staying here.

    Academic Rigor

    TSU academic program is astonishing. I have learned so much just by only being here one year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep your faith and your head held high! I think TSU would be a great choice for any student.

    In three sentences

    I honestly think this is the top HBCU college there is. i receive a great education and my colleagues are the best. I really adore TSU and glad I chose to attend here.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 31 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have had drills and situations that test safety on campus. There are emergency stations in various spots on campus that you can push and talk to an officer from the spot.

    Greek Life

    There are many organizations parading around campus. There are weeks designated for the greeks in which they can decorate the student center. It was fun for the whole campus. Also there have been many coming out parties in which the new members were welcomed.

    Clubs and Activities

    The honors program is excellent. They breed programs, clubs, and activities for everyone on campus. There was an inception project based on the movie decide our major, build skills, find our strengths and weaknesses, and help us. The SAY (Success And You) program is being built from the ground up as I type. There are always new things coming.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who look for opportunities , students who make the best with what they are given, students who want to join honors but are tired of the work being shoveled on them, students who want a cheap institution, but still want to strive.

    Bang for the buck

    I never had any money, so this was my cheapest option. 17,000 a year in-state isn't bad. I have been exposed to many programs and opportunities people wouldn't expect just glimpsing at Tsu. I have come to love Tsu.

    What to do for fun

    I go to Gentry Wellness center to hit the gym, play basketball in the courts by gentry and the dining hall. There are also talent shows, concerts, and other activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a little repetitive. I have my favorites though. WE have Lucky Charms, Cinnamon toast crunch, Reeses Puffs cereal, along with a salad bar, sandwich bar, omelet/rice station, along with a main line, and line for hot dogs and fries. Vanderbilt's dining hall was way better.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Hale Hall, which is the Honors dorm, which is excellent. My roommate and I have 2 suite-mates linked by a bathroom I have heard it was not as good an experience in one of the boys dorms and I have not heard about the girl's dorm. I believe they have a bathroom for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a challenge. I received a 3.35 1st semester and I am once again aiming for a 4.0

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Join the Honors program. The opportunities and help are bountifull. 2) Apply for scholarships even when you are in the door with the 1st semester paid for. 3) Make sure people know you for the right reason. 4) VOLUNTEER WORK GOES A LONG WAY and don't be afraid to talk. I recieved a job opportunity for being active and showing interest in the work and my major.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State Univeristy is not as bad or low class as many people expect it to be. It would get a 3 out of 5 as far as college experiences go. I am enjoying it.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are tons of organizations to get involved in,not to mention sports and government.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. There are fast food places .cafeterias. and cafe' where your can eat.

    Dorm Life

    i dont live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are very good as far as I know.The classroom sizes are small like grade school so it makes learning easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay out of trouble and bad crowds,research your teachers and make sure they are a good one, make sure all your information is done correctly, and do well in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Out of a 10 i would give TSU a 7. I say that because the school is given a very bad reputation within the community but it is really a good school for education. It is however placed in a rougher part of town but the school is vastly improving and the departments are as well.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a good HBCU to attend Tennessee State is the school to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Tennessee State University but like any university it can get expensive especially if your an out-of-state student there like many of their students.

    What to do for fun

    For fun on campus I hang with my friends. Walking to class during the week you can find students in the court yard enjoying each others company.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices to choose from in the cafeteria, and if you do not have time to go to the cafeteria you can stop by the sub and grab a sandwich, or pizza from pizza hut, there is also a chick-fila, and a kfc o campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms to choose from, but Tennessee State makes your dorm experience one to love and enjoy.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are so helpful in making sure you understand the material. There are many resources on campus to help guide you in many courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not give up Tennessee State University helps you in so many ways to accomplish your goals.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a wonderful school. It makes the college experience great and one to really enjoy. I recommend this school to anyone.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security at TSU. If there were ever an emergency, it will not be hard to find them.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not in any clubs at the time being, but I can say that the activities are awesome. There is always something you can do at TSU.

    What to do for fun

    Tennessee State has many different activities you can do on campus. During the day, they might have music playing and people dancing in the courtyard. They even have a forum you can attend to listen to speakers talk about everyday life topics.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food at TSU is pretty good. There is a good amount of food you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    My experience with dorm life has been good. I stayed in Wilma Rudolph Center for a year and I have to say I enjoyed it. The Resident Assistants are very nice and they make sure they are there if you happen to need anything. All around, the dorm is very clean. There are custodians that come in everyday to clean the community bathroom and to mop the floors.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get a good education at TSU. The teachers make sure you get all the help you can in order to pass a class. They make their assignments and tests challenging enough to make sure you are learning it, but not so challenging to where it will be too difficult to understand.

    In three sentences

    This is a good school to attend. There are many activities to do on and off campus. Student life is always exciting.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is not the best. The school does a great job of having security around, but the security does a bad job of doing their job, when it is time to be done. There has been accounted robberies, and fights, but if one protects themselves, do not walk alone, and be mindful of their surroundings, a person can easily be safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is great. Mainly the Alphas run the campus, but there has been new line's of their fraternities, and sororities as well, so their statuses have gone up as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a host of organizations for students to be a part of. No person on campus should not be a part of at least one organization. As far as activities go TSU needs, a little bit more work in terms of their on, and off campus events, but if one is in an organization, then more than likely their organization will be a part of an activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Several organizations are on campus, and is great for any student wanting to join an organization based on their majors, talents, or any other type of arena one may enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard, the student center, and the game room, are the three main places on campus where students mingle and chill with each other. On wensday in the courtyard the Greek life, strolls, and steps, and their is a Dj outside in the courtyard to play the latest songs for persons to dance to and have some fun, before going to their next class.

    Bang for the buck

    Parties are usually the hotspot, and the sub, is the place where most TSU students spend their money on.

    What to do for fun

    Organizations try to hold seminars, small venues, or maybe even a two hour party in the campus basement, but mainly parties is the hot spot for college students at TSU, or other venus in the heart of Nashville, that one can attend

    Food and Dining

    3 starts is what TSU gets for its food and dining, any person that has a meal plan can enjoy three meals a day, or one can use their free $200 given by the school to purchase any on campus restaurant such as Chick-fil-a, Pizza Hut, and Dippers.

    Dorm Life

    I would rate TSU dorm life a 2, because it does need a little work in some areas, pertaining to mechanical, and up-to-date appearances.

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate TSU 3 stars in the academic criteria, because I have personally meet several students who have 3.4, and even higher GPAs, but I have also meet students who decline the academic rigor at TSU with uncomplenteray 2.5 or lower

    Tips for prospective students

    Any students that may want to attend TSU, should know to make sure to keep your grades up, do as much community service while on and off campus, be in as many organizations as one can, and hold yourself with respect as a man, or lady, because persons can easily take advantage of the weak minded persons.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State Univeristy, is a dynamic HBCU, where anyone attending can make themselves become successful. It is a place that may need work in certain areas, but it is a college where one can easily work, and play at the same time. TSU is the home of the tigers, and college in general is what one makes their tiger home.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The campus always has activities on campus. The campus have forums that are very informative and entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices are limited but there are places close and around campus. The cafe is really good. I enjoy the food there, it is a different variety each day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are average. Some look worse than others but those are usually the freshmen dorms. The upperclassmen dorms are pretty nice and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class had its own challenges but the teachers are very helpful and make themselves available outside of class to answer additional questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do no let the campus activities get you away from your studies. Stay focused at all times. Do not be afraid to get involved and network.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State is a university full of opportunities. It is plenty to do to get involved on campus. In addition to the activities, the instructors are more than willing to help and prepare us for the class as well as the future.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    About the same as most campuses. Is an open campus, and is in a not so great part of town. As with any place, taking the necessary precautions in order to stay safe is a must. Don't be stupid!

    Greek Life

    Awsome! Has both African American greek systems and academic greek systems.

    Clubs and Activities

    A ton!

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A ton of Greek events all school year long, especially in the spring!

    Bang for the buck

    Good if you are an in-state student. Not good financial wise, if you are from out of state. They don't have many programs or scholarships that help people like me from out of state.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties going on somewhere, either sponsored by greeks at TSU or any of the many other colleges in Nashville. Also, TSU has a ton of stuff going on on campus sponsored by school groups which are always a blast! More of a reason to stay on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Unlike most colleges, the food here is awful. The cafeteria mainly. It is rare that you will have anything good in there, but again, like the dorms, it is all about the experience. Having a good time with friends while sitting in the caf, all a part of the college experience.

    Dorm Life

    Of course dorm life sucks! Living with someone else in close quarters, never turns out great, but everyone should do it for at least a couple of years. You might hate it at times, but you will probably have the most fun and meet the most people when you live on campus. You will be sooooooo out of the loop if you live off campus those first few years, you really will have missed half of the college life.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that when you first start, the academic rigor is not all that high, I was one of very few that didn't have to take any remedial courses. After your second year, when you really get into your major classes, the level gets kicked up quite a few notches because they want you to be able to go out into the work world overly prepared and surpass anyone's expectations of what a graduate of a black college should look like. You will be ready when you leave, much more so than most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that you are at school to get an education and leave with that coveted degree in your hand. TSU is a party school, but you can easily have a great time and stay ahead of the game academics wise. I did more than my fair share of having fun yet still was able to graduate with high honors with my degree and certification. You have to know what your priorities are. That is what college is for, to learn about ones self, have fun, and getting as much education out of it that you possibly can. Don't waste your money or time!

    In three sentences

    A very good school for academics. A great school to get the college experience. Some of the most caring professors you will have along with a small atmosphere.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. Every Wednesaday there is courtyard Wednesday where there is live music

    Food and Dining

    Wednesdays and Fridays are the best. Plus there is Pizza Hut and Chickfila

    Dorm Life

    Never room with someone you know. It never works out.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to want to learn yourself. Study. Study. Study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the Big Blue Country.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a great school. It really prepares you for the real world. You have to make the best of your college experience to achieve a higher learning because no one will do it for you.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are great about sending email updates on security issues occurring on campus. Although I don't attend on campus class they keep me updated frequently and on the occasions I have visited campus there are always visible security to give a sense of safety.

    Greek Life

    I cant say much on this but I do know they offer a variety of clubs and sororities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers many activities for all students. No matter what you like you will find something fun to do. I also like the many clubs they offer and the fact that they do not neglect to include the off campus students such as myself.

    Great for these types of students

    Young students that like the social aspect of campus life as well as older students such as myself that need an online format to enable them to return to school at their convenience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has this great park area that makes outdoor study relaxing for students.

    Bang for the buck

    I rate TSU 3/5 because the staff has always been friendly and helpful when I have had to contact them. However I have to deduct a point for availability because I do find it difficult to actually reach a real person when trying to call the various departments such as financial aid etc. Because I attend via the online classroom, I frequently need to call for help and advice. Reaching someone usually takes at least 3 or more attempts. I also have to deduct a point for organization. On several occasions I have had to resend documents because they have been lost or misplaced. I do give them points for convenience. I love the online program they have and if it were not for this format, I would not have been able to return to school to finish my masters degree. Last but not least they get points for always having professors that are available and friendly.

    What to do for fun

    The university has many opportunities for interaction with other students and staff. While I do not attend an actual classroom, the web site always has updates about upcoming interesting and fun activities for the students.

    Food and Dining

    I have visited campus on several occasions and the food and dining choices are comparable to other campuses. The plus is that because it is in downtown Nashville it is close enough that you can leave campus and get just about anything you want and still return quickly for class.

    Dorm Life

    Although I am attending TSU through an online format and cannot say alot about the dorm life, I do receive frequent updates about campus life and security. They are great about keeping the students informed of possible threats to safety occurring on campus. I believe this would be a big plus if I were living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found the class work challenging at times yet interesting. Although I realize the classes are based on a standardized curriculum, the instructors add their contribution and make the material more interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give to any student planning to attent TSU is to keep copies of all forms and items submitted. I have been attending this university for two years through an online format. Although the overall experience has been positive, I find their organizational skills lacking. I have had to resend documents on several occasions because they either said they did not receive them or they were lost in the shuffle. This can be problematic when you are working on a deadline.

    In three sentences

    I believe fair, accurate assessment is always a plus. I rate TSU 3/5 with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest. This is based on convenience, availability of department, friendliness of staff, organization, of staff and professor availability.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Know what a step dance is.

    Bang for the buck

    Knowledge out weights the cost, by ten fold.

    What to do for fun

    Very close to downtown Nashville, and there are all the attractions that Nashville has to offer that you can do.

    Food and Dining

    Great on and off campus selections

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I guess it's okay

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that will be very challenging and some that are easier to complete it really depends on what you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the chapter before the lesson. Do your homework, even if you don't turn it in, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    It has small classes which give you the personal attention you need. Help is available to those you reach for it. It's what you make of it, so work hard, they don't hand you anything.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Oh my goodness our security is over protective!

    Greek Life

    You'll LOVE Greek Life. It's very exciting. They keep the competitive spirit alive on campus :)

    Clubs and Activities

    To many to receite but its definitely a place for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    If your ambitious, enjoy socilaizing, love tradition and that family feel you'll fit in. Also if you believe in Think, Work, and Serve motto we're just for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have Courtyard Wednesdays is always fun. It brings life to the campus and student life. We also visit the amp theater which is very nice. Alot of students sit in this area and socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    Well if this means how much does the university cost, it can be expensive for out of state students but with Christ, and determination all things are possible!

    What to do for fun

    I am actually an athlete. So we are always busy but our campus has alot to offer especially if your from out to state. We always have something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    TSU dining is very tasty. I'm from up north so I love southern styled cooking :)

    Dorm Life

    I defintely enjoyed my dorm life. Especially with being on the same floor with my teammates.

    Academic Rigor

    I love Tennessee States education. Very challenging but they hold you at a high standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and don't lose sight of your goals and dreams.

    In three sentences

    Tradition, Excellence & Legacy

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tsu is the safest campus to me

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a the geek life... But do participate with the other fellow students with their activites

    Clubs and Activities

    Tsu always have activites for their fellow students each week is a new adventure

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every building have an significant name to them and their history

    Bang for the buck

    Im very happy that I'm attending to TSU. My life couldn't be better. I have meet the most awesome people in my life that I can call my close friends. The teacher and advicers are there for you.

    What to do for fun

    The only thing to do for fun is going to the game room or hanging out your the fellow students

    Food and Dining

    The food here is a ok... everyday is always new food choice to pick.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at tsu is FUN,EXCITEMENT,AND LOUD.

    Academic Rigor

    TSU have teachers that are very interresting in their students learning. They will even check on you, if you have any question. And they will work with you!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students: Study hard, Ask your teacher for any advice, embrace your campus

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is the best HBCU in Tennessee. TSU can help you build your characterstics and get you ready for your major. It is the best place to send your first college years.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It has really improved, because we are on an open campus, so they make sure when people come on campus they belong here now, our president has really put in work with making sure people are on campus who belong here.

    Clubs and Activities

    AMAZING, greek life is amazing to watch, and possibly join! Our games for all sports are exciting, the band is Amazing. The dance teams everything!

    Great for these types of students

    All students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing really, there is something for EVERYBODY, and I mean Everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student. IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE, you would think they would offer a little more scholarships for us, Instate people, there was an article about students from Memphis who take up most of the population, decrease our academic ratings. I think we should pay the same. Who cares where you are from, if its the same, instate will still come for an education, out of state will come more than likely, a little difference is fine, but they literally pay half as much as we do. But TN takes up most of the population. I know many people from out of state leave because of the cost, the most people you will find out of state are athletes.

    What to do for fun

    In college you have to know how to be responsible, there are parties, ALL THE TIME. There are also bbq's fish fry's. Sec week is AMAZING free food, homecoming, Greek Weeks. At an HBCU you will get an experience like no other, really. You really just have to be responsible. Its a test.

    Food and Dining

    Its getting better, the recent SGA president did a lot to help with dining. I think we had more options when I was a freshman, but the food is still good, but they do have their days.

    Dorm Life

    Wilson- The freshman girl dorms are nice, rudolph is nice, eppse is nice besides the community bathroom. Wilson has them too, but its better. One thing is visitation, they let us vote but never give it to us. We are grown nobody wants to sit and look at females all day. Maybe they are trying to put less people at risk for STD's and HIV, but people are grown you can't keep us separated. In the coed dorms they try to say you can't visit the males in your dorm. I just think we are grown, stuff happens.

    Academic Rigor

    It is definitely not easy, but its college. They offer A LOT of help, they have tutoring, study sessions, and many outreach programs to help the students in their studies. They work with the students as well, especially when your suffering in a class. They are there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay on top of the people in financial aid, it has gotten better with the new president, but sometimes things don't get put in place when it should. Like me my loan wouldn't come until after classes start but they knew it was coming so I emailed them to make sure they wouldn't delete my classes.

    In three sentences

    I love My Tennessee State. There is None better, the only downfall would more than likely but the out-of-state cost, and how much they help with that. It is in a nice community, and its very homelike.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 protection

    Greek Life

    YES.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pep Club Marching Band Forensics

    Great for these types of students

    Academic. Outgoing Compassionate.

    Bang for the buck

    yes indeed.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to a sports game. I like to See a play on campus. I enjoy going to the student center for activites .

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing ! Its always something different to try . Its always fresh and hot .

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun. You learn how to get along with others. You obtain better organizational skills.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very intense. TSU education is extremely valuable . Its rewarding in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused at all times. Ask questions , only a question unasked is stupid . Take advantage of the on-campus resources.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a great learning institution with so much history . TSU is committed to making sure every student succeeds. TSU has taught me so much about myself .

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to a party on campus and any other function on campus of your choice. Keep in mind of your habits.

    Food and Dining

    Eat a balanced meal.

    Dorm Life

    Monitor your habits and customs around your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    A diligent college student must be good with time management, prioritize, dedication, and determination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in ready and excited to learn. Remember why you are in college. Maintain a balance between schoolwork and extra curricular activities. Complete homework/projects/report papers before socializing with your peers.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is an excellent institution of higher learning for scholars and diligent students that plan to pursue a career in the field of their choice. For many years, it has maintained a high retention rate among its students. More importantly, once the students have graduated from Tennessee State University they are to go forth and serve the nation as well as worldwide.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA!!!! PRETTY IN PINK, GORGEOUS IN GREEN!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Student center and the sub is where everyone hangs out between classes.

    What to do for fun

    Attend all the campus activities!!!!! One word >>>GREEKS!!!<<<

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is great institution to further your education. My first year there was great, I met a lot of new people and experienced a lot of independence. The people there are very nice and well to get along with, I would recommend this school to anyone that has a desire to go out of state for school. Its a home away from home!

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety could be a whole lot better. Tennessee State dealt with alot of issues such as robberies, shootings, and other things around the campus that could've been avoided with the right protection. Campus safety should really consider stepping it up.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are always out and live around campus, it's a wonderful sight to see. All the greeks are very friendly and helpful. I would love to join someday.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities on campus are very welcoming, anybody can join. These get you known around campus for positive measures. Don't hesitate to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Their are clubs available for just about any students. Students should get involved being getting in a club helps you bond with diffrent people and create life long friendships. Theses clubs welcome anybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The courtyard on Wednesday's we always have all the Greeks come out and have a Dj it's a very fun experience. I though this was unusual by it being in the middle of the week. It's a great experience being in the middle of the school in the grass field.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is exspensive but you can't put a price on education. Education is a terrible thing to waste and it's a very valuable investment. I have to say at Tennessee State University your money is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Their is always something around campus that you can get involved with for fun such as court yard Wednesday's, Sets, programs, and ect. Study groups are very fun and particular pulling all nighters studying for important test. You'll become very social with all of the events.

    Food and Dining

    The school's cafeteria is absoulutly delecious. They have varieties to fit everybody and complete meals. The meals constantly change so that you don't constantly eat the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    My first year dorm life was tough, my roommate went messing, our dorm has a flood, and last our dorm had a shooting on the inside and a victim was shot and injured. After all these things I was kind of worried but I pulled threw. At the end of the day it was an experience that I don't regret.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically Tennessee State University is a great school. The teachers are their to help you and not despise you. The teachers take extra time out of ther personal lives to help you with anything that needs to be done. Almost every class at the University has tutoring sessions that help you also.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students please be prepared for things that you've never experienced and people you've never dealt with. You'll be in for a great experience. Be social try new things and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    The rating I would give Tennessee State university is fair. It's a very complicated Financial Aid process. It's also a tough process with your Advisor. Once these two things are handled your good to go.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 48 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like all campuses it is not a 100% safe, but the TSU Police Department has a service where you can sign up for texts that let you know when there is a threat on campus. Additionally, we have security light post all over campus.

    Greek Life

    It's a typical HBCU when it comes to Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 organizations you just have to find the one that fits you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you are majoring in Communications, Engineering, or Business. This school is great when it comes to getting Internships and Employment. If you want diversity. This is a great school if you want to have a blast and receive a quality education. If you want a school that feels like you're at home then TSU is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Courtyard Wednesday.

    Bang for the buck

    The money you invest at Tennessee State University is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus. We have a game room, TV rooms, we have special guest, and so much more. Off campus there is bowling, shopping, and movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria food is very typical. Besides the cafeteria we have a Food Court that has Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, and Montague's Deli. We also have a Coffee Shop that brews Starbucks Coffee and it also serves Smoothies. In one of the Residence Halls we have a Chicken Restaurant called Dippers.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small. As a Freshman you either live in Wilson (Girls) or Watson (Boys) and you get to know people who are in your graduating class. The Resident Assistants are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors give you work that makes you think outside the box ,and that requires you to find information from multiple sources. Your Professors are pushing you to be the best you can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you turn in all your paper work on time. Prepare yourself to meet new people. Utilize all your resources. Always be on time for class. Sit in the front of your classes so your Professor can get to know you. Do not just sit in your room get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University focuses on preparing you for the real world. The teachers are always willing to help you. The diversity is so great.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pep Club

    What to do for fun

    You could go to the park ,go play basketball or go to the gameroom and play pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is great ,i loved it ,it kept me full all day long after i ate it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is cool and it will teach you how to become a man or a woman simply because your on your own and you have no body to tell you when to wake up or go to sleep or to clean up.

    Tips for prospective students

    TSU is a great university if you come here come prepared with your mind on the right track because transition from college life to high school is a big one.TSU has a lot to offer and you will have the time of your life/

    In three sentences

    Tennessee state university is the best HBCU there is around with a fun and safe learning environment it brings many options for alot of kids around the world.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It can be better at times there are altercations that occur that are 100 percent preventable however it has continued to get better as Im entering my fifth year at TSU I am inpressed at the growth I've seen over the years.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very high profile on our campus. The greeks run the yard and they always have something going on that you can get involved in and enjoy around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several organizations you can get into and you should definitely take advantage of the opportunities offered on campus. Being involved can make your college experience at TSU that much more memorable.

    What to do for fun

    TSU is very close to downtown so there are several things you can do around campus to enjoy yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great there are several varieties you will always be full.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quite an experience, no they aren't the nicest digs but you learn appreciate the living arrangments as your education advances the housing gets better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Allow yourself to experience the campus life and make sure you get involved in as many organizations you can.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State is a good school each year I see growth in the students attending as well as the campus. We have expanded our diversity and we are striving to become better as the new students enter into this new year. Tennessee State is a work in progress and I see nothing but good things coming our way. Lets go Tigers!

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I can rate the Campus Safety at 95 percent because I see the safety all the time.

    Greek Life

    I'm not into the Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are great. If you able to find the time to get involved. I say go for it. Great networking

    Great for these types of students

    The summer programs they offer for in coming freshman is a great way to get yourself ready for college and campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    I think if you spend well spent money. You find that it was well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    What is there to do for fun. Well the Performance Art building is available, there's is always an active going on. The more you research and get involved you will be find. You can also go off campus for activities but you should come back at an appropriate time.

    Food and Dining

    I think we could have a little more of a variety, so you won't get bored with the food. It's important to eat healthy

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good. I like the ideal of the community bathrooms. It's always clean which is so important. The dorm for two is just enough to do what you need to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The rating for this program is 85 percent. It can be strict but in my opinion it's works. Your academic is so important and you should do all you can to keep up. If you need help, go directly to the career center for assistance

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should take advance of the summer programs Tennessee State offers. You have to apply early because they only take some many freshman. When you do this it helps with getting around and when you come for the fall. You're already know the campus. It's the way to go and I'm glad I had the opportunity to do that way.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University has a great Engineering Program. Tennessee State University works hard to support their students Tennessee State University staff and facility is very helpful

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    UHP UHP UHP!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Courtyard Wednesdays are great! Wear your best clothes on those days and there is the Haunted dorm!!!

    Bang for the buck

    For instate students attempt your hardest to get a 20 on the act and hold a 3.0 then you qualify for a full ride scholarship like me!!

    What to do for fun

    Just join the organizations and get involved you will have fun plus some organizations get discounts on sporting events!

    Food and Dining

    Typical cafeteria food but they also have a few on campus restaurants that you get $200 a semester to spend at

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the hall you get into. If you get into hale it is great!!! :)

    Academic Rigor

    As a Honors student you will have some challenging classes. I STRONGLY recommend trying to get into the University Honors Program Where we strive to make excellence a way of life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just prepare yourself for a new environment, take your senior year seriously because it will determine what classes you get to take your first year and just be ready to have some fun, School comes first but be willing to have fun with the school.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school full of spirit. The faculty is very helpful and work with your schedule. There is always someone around to help you or just talk to when you need them.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    We have many organizations on campus and various events that take place on campus. Of course you'll have your parties and social events, but not only on campus, but in Nashville there are many events going on around the city and other campuses.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is good, but everyone has their own opinion so that's something you'll have to judge yourself. But if you are not into the cafe food, we have a few dining places where you can buy your food: fast food restaurants and coffee/ smoothie shop on the main campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are always problems associated with dorms. Try to avoid trouble that occurs in the dorms and maintain your living space. And make sure you lock your valuables and your door.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, you'll be challenged. So let your teachers know who you are, go to tutoring lessons, and find someone in your class or major to pair up with to go over notes, information, and etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers, advisors, and your course program. It'll keep you on the right track to graduate.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I do not know the answer to this question yet. Education is always of high value.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent and patient with application process.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While at Tennessee State University I feel very safe. There is security in every building and campus police are constantly patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek life considering I am not Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    The lists for clubs and activities is so long. I can guarantee that there is a club for everyone's interest.

    What to do for fun

    While staying on a college campus you will always come across many things to do. There is never a dull moment at Tennessee State University. The options for fun are so broad; from parties to joining an organization you will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Many may complain about the food that is served in college because they are so used to home cooking but the food served at Tennessee State University is as close to a home cooked meal that you will get.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is amazing. Not only is it fun you also get that feeling of independence. Many complain about living in dorms but I love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at Tennessee State University is challenging but rewarding. The teachers will challenge you academically and you will have learned more by the end of the semester. The things you learn in class is something that you will be able to use outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your freshman year in college will become overwhelming. It may get hard but the best advise to give is to stay focused. Do not get distracted by everything else, remember why you are there and keep your eyes on the prize.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a large campus full of many different personalities and opportunities. The best thing about attending a historically black college is all the historical mementos that are around campus. Tennessee State university is a great school and I recommend this school to others.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditional places on campus are the Gentry Center Complex, Mary Wilson Hall, the Cafe, Student Center, and the Sub.

    What to do for fun

    Relaxing

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and do not let the campus life get you distracted and trust no one because they will try anything and you will end up hurt with regrets in the end.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a very unorganized school in general. The only positive I see in the school is their nursing program. It is a huge party school with low graduation rates, but I will be one of the ones to beat the odds.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    court yard days..everybody dress up on these days

    What to do for fun

    party!

    Food and Dining

    sucks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have everything you need before you come and make copies of everything

    In three sentences

    TSU is unorganized and reminds me of a high school. I like it at times but its not worth 30,000 dollars.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The court yard

    What to do for fun

    Go to the game fun or go to a friend room

    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    Good

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and stay focusGoo

    In three sentences

    Great teachers and help, its a great school.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officers that serve as campus security all throughout the day. The campus has its own police department. Violence isn't uasually on the campus, but the area surrounding the school isn't the best looking, however the local people are friendly.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at TSU is amazing. All divine 9 greeks are on the yard, and have been growing each year. There are also other non-divine 9 greeks at Tennessee State as well. All greeks are approachable, and do not tend to be involved with drama.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100s of social clubs and societies on the campus of Tennessee State. There is a club for almost every major, and every type of talent a person could have. There are plenty of clubs and they are all diverse.

    Great for these types of students

    The atmosphere of TSU is great for students who are friendly, as well as students who want to go to school in an urban setting. The school is located in Nashville, the capitol of Tennessee, so it is always alot of entertaining things going on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The winter semester is full of different Greeks and social clubs weeks. Every organization has a week during the winter semester in which they hold different fucntions, forums, seminars, and parties throughout the week. This is a tradition that we , TSU, take pride in.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee State is not a perfect institution. I can say that if you want to go to a college that will push you and make you a better person than TSU is for you. Tennessee State is a great balance of social life mixed with corporate world expierence. Everything will not be perfect, however everything you go through help make you a better person.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Nashville is literally five minutes away from Tennessee State's campus. There is always something entertaining going on downtown. There are also different venues, clubs, and museums that a student could always visit.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is not always the best ,but it is decent. There is a Sub place, Chick-fil-a, and Pizza Hut on campus. There is also a Starbucks on campus ,but it has usual hours.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments are ok but the dorms are constatnly being reinovated. The students on campus make the dorms and apartments fun. All dorms have visitation and set times on when people can visit.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Tennessee State aren't the hardest ,but I wouldn't say they are easy. TSU is a science and agricultural heavy school ,so those type of classes tend to be a little more rigourous. These are classes such as Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and Engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell students that want to have a chance to attend a HBCU that is all about bettering the students should go to TSU. I also suggest that once you get to Tennessee State you venture out and make friends. Friends here can help you with transportion, books, and other things.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a Historically Black University located in Nashville, Tennessee. TSU has over 9,000 students with 48 different degree programs. Tennessee State is one of the top-rated HBCU's in the country.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    60 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diverse

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your major plans.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    61 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus could be better, it's totally safe, late nights walking the Campus alone is a Big No No.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is Extrordinary, Reason being because our Greeks aren't like any other Greek.They form Sisterhoods and Brotherhoods outside of stepping.

    Clubs and Activities

    This HBCU has so many activities that have fun for the Entire Campus to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students pursing in any Degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Main location on campus is The Student Center, it contains The cafe, Bookstore, and business offices.

    Bang for the buck

    Is Excellent

    What to do for fun

    Things to do for fun, Would be Campus activities. Hanging out with other students to do sports would be fun.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe food has lots of choices whether your on a diet or watching your weight.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the Dorms,because I have plenty of free time to study and do projects.

    Academic Rigor

    It is Excelent

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to Remember your there for an Education.Get plenty of scholarships and Grants so that money won't put you behind.

    In three sentences

    I rate Tennessee State a 10.TSU is an HBCU that has countless number of things to help towards your degree.Failure is not an Option at The Tennessee State University

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    62 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police stay on guard 24 hours a day and they even patrol the first floors of the dormitories.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is huge. almost everybody on campus is apart of a greek organization and they have those types of organizations for all types of people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to be apart of it is impossible to name them all, but I can say that they all offer great opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students who really have a knack and desire for leadership, community service and a strong desire to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only unusual tradition I can think of is that to join any organization on campus it must be in secret. Then later in the semester there is a coming out for the new members.

    Bang for the buck

    I really think I get my bang for my buck! There is so much to learn and so much to do you cannot possibly be bored unless you choose. To meet so many new people and knowing that they might be able to help you in the future is a plus. I am really glad that i chose to attend this university.

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do on campus for fun. You can join greek organizations and non-greek organizations. Whatever you choose you better believe it will be worth the time. There are barbecues that go on through out the year and seminars to attend too. When student elections week roll around the fun is indescribable.

    Food and Dining

    the dining room is beautiful and the food selection is good. They offer all types of different cuisines from cheeseburgers and fries to stir fry. you never have the same thing everyday and fridays are the favorite days because of the fried fish.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is interesting. There are so may different types of people that live in the dorms, but all in all its fun. the rules are fair and the staff is nice. The dorms are pretty clean also.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very important for this institution. the course work is difficult, but there are so many opportunities to get help to better your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. get to know your professors. Speak to them and go to them when you are struggling. 2. take advantage of all the mentoring and tutoring opportunities on campus so that you can get all of your money's worth out of the school. 3. Join activities and organizations so that you can get to know the people that you attend the school with, they may open doors for you in the future. and last but not least 4. STUDY STUDY STUDY~ you can never study enough. School is very important and you don't want to waste your time messing up your education. Yes, it is important to have fun, but do not forget the reason that you are there. You are there to get a degree and get out so that you can be the most successful person that you know.

    In three sentences

    I think that Tennessee State University is a great school for academic excellence. As an HBCU it accomplishes their duty of keeping our heritage alive and continuing the legacy. There are many of activities and opportunities on campus to become a better leader and prepare you for the outside world.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    63 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You still have to make sure your careful.

    Greek Life

    Crazy but fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Honers program, Womens' clubs, Sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, outgoing, ready to take on any challenge, determined and dedicated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, but make sure you don't get distacted.

    What to do for fun

    you can go to Gentry and play basketball or run around the track. You can also go to the game room and play ping pong, pool, and watch tv.

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat with a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of people you have to deal with but as long as you do what your suppose to do then everything will be great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay focus and don;t allow anyone to distract you from getting you education.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Stat University helps you stay focus and makes sure that you are giving one hundred percent. They know how to work with you if there is something you need help with. Tennessee State University challenges you and helps you train yourself for excellence.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    64 of 89

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    TSU is an excellent school for anyone. The campus is neat and clean. Also everyone is very friendly.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    65 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends. go to campus events including sports.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    very comftorable.

    In three sentences

    tennessee state is very organized. it is also on top of everything you need. also tennessee state is very friendly.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    66 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sometimes they are overly secure but that's because anybody off the streets can just walk on in campus and chill with you. The dorms are most secure if security fell like it but as far as walking around, your on your own.

    Greek Life

    Greeks draw your attention from day one. If you want to join one then go for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Once you join clubs and start doing activities, you meet more friends and learn who your real friends re and figure out what you really like to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Party animals. Studious. Pretty much anybody.

    What to do for fun

    Chill in the court yard or sub or go to parties and when that gets old and boring (which it will), your education will be the most important to you.

    Food and Dining

    Nasty. You eat the same thing day in and day out.

    Dorm Life

    I live in THE ZOO (Mary Wilson Hall), supposedly 2012 has the worst hall ever. The hall itself is wonderful but the females in itare irritating. It's much better being at the guys or honors dorms all day.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are kind of difficult in the honors program. Regular classes will be easy if you do you work and study. You cannot make it through college without studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't walk at night alone. You will only have as much fun as you create.

    In three sentences

    People are nice. Fights are all the time. Pretty big campus with disgusting food.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play football and go to the gameroom.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a good school, it is a Historical Black College which is a good thing too. This school has a wonderful and home feeling to it. You will love the campus and professors here at TSU, so apply Now!

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 89

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Absolutely nothing

    Food and Dining

    Delicioso

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't do drugs

    In three sentences

    Perfect

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    69 of 89

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are seen patrolling the campus and there are saftey phone throughout the campus

    Greek Life

    Varies

    Clubs and Activities

    Greeks System, Honor Societies, Athletics

    Great for these types of students

    TSU is a melting pot of ethnic cultures and that is what makes that campus so great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus clock plays the TSU fight song at noon every day

    Bang for the buck

    When students keep their GPA above a 3.0 TSU offers free summer classes

    What to do for fun

    Athletics, Greek System

    Food and Dining

    The cafetaria offers a variety of fast food and sandwhich options however if you are a vegetarian the options are limited.

    Dorm Life

    Living at home with parents

    Academic Rigor

    Study at least 3 hours per day for each class in order to be prepared for class and keep up with the syllabus in advance. Professors appreciate the effort and can see who is actually present to do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep copies of all items submitted to professors

    In three sentences

    TSU is an old campus but the faculty is very informative. The cafetaria is clean and the bookstore offers a variety of items to assist with your educational needs.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police walk around campus a lot, as well as ride around. There are emergency poles located all over campus. TSU also has text message alerts if you want to receive them.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a amazing you will mostly always see something going on around campus that involves them. As a Freshman you can look at the sororities that catch your eye. After looking your first year you can begin to pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many groups and activities that i could not even begin to name. If you know what you like doing or want to be involved in I am sure you will find a group campus that is for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Students all around campus have major opportunities do many different things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There really is not anything unusual about campus. When it is cold outside you mostly find students in the game room. Depending on who you are mostly around normally affects what you do around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee State is a excellent HBCU. If you make the best out of your college life you will notice that these years of your life will have a impact forever. Sometimes it is hard to always stay focused but never forget the commitment you made to yourself to become all you can be.

    What to do for fun

    There is normally never a dull moment here. Many famous people come to the school and speak. Depending on the season campus always has something going on outside.

    Food and Dining

    Tennessee State has two spots on campus where everyone eats. The cafe is where the make food that varies on the days. The sub is where Chic-fil-a and Pizza Hut are located.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not 5-star hotels. The best thing about staying in the dorms is meeting so many new people, and you and your roommate normally become really close.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not the easiest but with the help of professors and peers you will make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on you work at all times, do not allow parties or people take your concentration from what you came to school for.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a commendable school. The classes can be intricate but the professors are always there to help, as well as the campus tutoring system. There are a lot of students from different places it helps you meet new people, and learn new things from your peers.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities for students to do while in school. During the year you would have the ability to join different organizations. In the fall is football season and homecoming. Also in the spring there are the greek weeks that keeps the campus alive and having fun.

    Food and Dining

    We have plenty of different type of dining experiences. We have the cafe which is buffet style. We also have different dinning restaurants. The few that many go to are chick-fil-a and pizza hut.

    Dorm Life

    This is where you make your life long friends. The residence halls are some of the best residence halls seen at any HBCU. I would say stay all four years of your college career on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is almost like high school the way the classroom setting is set up. The teacher to student ratio is 20 to 1. Also the engineering department is by far one of the top in the nation in my opinion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in your studies. Always ask for help if needed. Also meet new people and form study groups.

    In three sentences

    I love my institution, but the cost of attending is very hard on me and my family. My institution when regards to others schools comparing with engineering we are by far one of the top HBCU's in the nation. I would love to finish my degree here; with it being my last year I just need the assistance in money to help keep me here for my final year.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have 24 hour security, and we also get text messages each time there is crime on or around campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is AMAZING, each sorority or fraternity has something unique about them and they are always hosting different events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a tremendous amount of different clubs and organizations to join on our campus, there is organization for just about everything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    TSU is great for students who have been sheltered their entire and need a place where they can grow and have the opportunity to make their own decisions and mistakes to learn about life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual thing on our campus is our indoor facility, because its rarely used for sports and mostly used to host parties.

    Bang for the buck

    TSU is always willing to give students money for school so that they can stay, it is the students job to find it and work for it. IF you talk to the right people you will never have a problem getting an education.

    What to do for fun

    Tennessee State is right in the heart of Nashville, so we always have tons to do. Karaoke bars, nightclubs, shopping, and not to mention the greek parties.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe in the beginning will seem great, but as each semester comes to an end you'll begin to notice that the choices become quite repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman dorm life is honestly terrible the people are not used to being on their own so they go nuts. You have to have very tough skin to make it in the freshman dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at TSU are amazing, you have a wide range of professors from different countries and all of them are willing to help you no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have a smile on and network, who you know could be the difference between you being purged and having a chance to stay.

    In three sentences

    Always live never a dull moment. Holds a lot of history. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TSU is very safe and secure. On every corner is a TSU police officer and/or an emergency button to call for help if needed. They do their job right!

    Greek Life

    Keep your head on the swivel when it comes to events involving a sorority/fraternity because it something you don't want to miss! During Homecoming, it is a chance to see some of the most interesting and fun step shows ever. If you are going to miss out on most things during the semester, don't miss out on this!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Courtyard Wednesdays. Just a chance to chill, listen to music or turn up if you want!

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore can be your worst enemy when it comes to getting your textbooks. Invest in sites like Chegg or Amazon. A LOT of money will be saved this way.

    What to do for fun

    Usually, students play basketball on the outdoor court, or chill in the game room to shoot some pool or play cards. These are spots for students to come, sit and unwind after a long day of classes.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria ladies try their best and they get an E for effort but the food is not all that great. You will definitely miss your mother's home cooking. But there are other options. A Chick-Fil-A and Pizza Hut on campus, and a plethora of other restaurants in close range to the school. So it's not all that bad.

    Dorm Life

    I had the pleasure of staying in Wilma Rudolph dormitory in a triple bedroom dorm. Very large, up-to-date building. It has a salon, a big laundry room, study lounges on every floor, and even a built in cafeteria. The ladies there carried themselves with much class but were also very friendly! Occasionally, you hear loud music at 2am or random girls run down the hall screaming but it's college and it is typical. Overall, I loved it there!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be a pain but only if you don't apply yourself. Study, Study, Study. Check eLearn and myTSU for updates as much as possible. If this is done, classes will be a piece of cake.

    Tips for prospective students

    Build a good relationship with each of your professors because it can help in the long run. Take advantage of studying during library hours. Get involved with activities on campus. Ultimately, it will look good on your resume.

    In three sentences

    TSU creates a warm and welcoming environment. The professors there are all genuine and dedicated to the success of their students. The people are very friendly which makes it a place one will not want to leave by the time spring semester comes to an end.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The lowest tuition cost in the region

    What to do for fun

    Attend football and basketball games

    Food and Dining

    This refers to availability at the branch campus as there are many restaurants in walking distance

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to me...I am married with children and grandchildren...no dorm life for me

    Tips for prospective students

    Once you have made up your mind, get enrolled, complete Fafsa and all requirements quickly to make sure you can register for classes in a timely manner

    In three sentences

    Local and convient for me with A branch campus near my office. Easy apllication process. Has a very diverse studenr body.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to hang out with my classmates and play basketball, soccer and tennis.

    Food and Dining

    I can honestly say the food is just okay not extravagant but tolerable.

    Dorm Life

    Well honestly I like having my own space, but staying in the honors dorm is nice and quiet. It is very conducive to your studies.

    Academic Rigor

    They will challenge you at this University, so be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend you speak to an adviser so you know exactly what you want out of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    I believe this school cares about their students. The teachers actually spend time to help you understand the course material. They are a good school and have great programs.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It has a game room and the campus has alot of activities going on every week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check on grades daily. Ask your teacher as well as how your doing in the class. Be on time for class. Instructors will not go over what you have missed.

    In three sentences

    I loved my first year experience at TSU. I would advise anyone to attend here. Also, they really help you alot.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Night classes are not safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a diverse range of activities for all student interests.

    Bang for the buck

    They provide quality classes and instruction at better prices.

    Food and Dining

    This college allows you close access to all of Nashville's restaurants. However, there are not many restaurants close to the college itself.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life seems unsafe and not well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The undergraduate programs are not near as rigorous as the graduate programs.

    In three sentences

    This college is convenient to downtown and surrounding areas. The college has great professors who are compassionate and effective. The college offers a variety of academics and great prices.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It would be easier to tell you what NOT to do! There are so many fun activities to partake in!

    Food and Dining

    The cuisine is wonderful. Best fried chicken and mac n chesse I've ever had!

    Dorm Life

    The space is nice and makes it easier to get to know your fellow classmates

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to put in some work, but its harder to fail than it is to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, but take your education seriously. This place has a reputation for being a party school and its well deserved, but it is possible to get a great education here. Students just need to come in with the right mindset.

    In three sentences

    TSU is a wonderful university. The campus is gorgeous, the staff is lovely and the students are wonderful. Never a dull moment there!

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is not so good

    Academic Rigor

    The classes in the Engineering department are very good with great teachers. GREAT Electrical Engineering Department

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a copy of EVERYTHING you turn into anyone. Pray that the financial aid and records office will get better.

    In three sentences

    The WORST admissions office ever. RECORDS and FINANCIAL AID office are HORRIBLE! It was very hard to transfer to TSU with all the pain that came with it from these offices. It has taken me 2 and half years to FINALLY transfer some classes from my previous institution.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a must & I feel like TSU enforcing safety . We have these text message alerts that sends to our phones that alerts us about any crime that happens on campus. But everyone knows not to wonder off around campus at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fascinating . Whenever the Greek cone out & step in the courtyard , the whole student body is there to watch. This is when everyone gets HYPE! Cheering & screaming for the ones we know showing off their talent & even laughing amounts each other at the jokes that the geek chant out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs & activities are great if you participate! I would encourage all students to get involved with something! It's how you meet friends & get more comfortable being on campus. Knowing that your apart of a great organization makes you feel welcomed.

    Great for these types of students

    TSU is for anyone . There's no Discrimination. We're all a big family regardless.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year TSU has an annual homecoming week. This is where all the students & even alumni come out & celebrate the whole week together . There is an activity planned everyday from morning to night . & a usual location would be the student center & court yard . Those are the two spots that all student go to chill , relax & Socialize at any time of the day.

    What to do for fun

    TSU always has events ! Everyday there is something going on . Weather it's hide & go seek on campus amongst the students or weather it's a party off campus . Or a fashion show or seminar on campus. Talents shows, etc. the list goes on & on. You'll never be bored as long as your social.

    Food and Dining

    Food & dinning isn't always great. It's like cafeteria food . But when your hungry & on a budget , those free meals don't sound to bad. Some days there will be selections that meet your liking but other days they will not.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life! It's the first step to getting the full college experience. There are rules that you as a student will have to respect but if your fine with the rules then dorm life will be great. Each dormitory has a study area that is nice & quit . But if you prefer the library that is great also.

    Academic Rigor

    Only you will be able to determine the academic rigor. The academics are what you make it. If you choose to participate in class & do your homework , study for tests, etc. then you will find that the academics are excellent . The first step is finding a teacher that will work beat for you., you will be able to do this by looking up each professor on rate my professor.com .

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give to future students is to stay focused on your studies & you'll be fine. TSU offers tutoring sessions & some teachers even meet up with you in the mornings before class or even after class to help. Take advantage of every opportunity!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee state university also known as the land of golden sunshine in my opinion has a warm family feel environment. The student are close, teachers also have close relationships with the students. Since the classroom sizes are so small your able to get to know your fellow classmates & teachers better. I love my HBCU!

  • 09/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions on this campus is dressing up. Everyday is like a fashion show. That's a little unusual to me.

    What to do for fun

    Fun things to do on campus: Walk around Chill in the student center or the sub For dudes it would be to play basketball. I usually just chill with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There could be more selection when it comes down to food. I was thinking that since this was a HBC that the food would be good; its not. Thank God for pizza hut and chic-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is dorm life I guess. It's most definitely something that you will have to adjust too.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy and they're aren't many people in class rooms either. The Max number of students in a classroom is about 30.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for future students is to do everything in a timely fashion. Don't wait til the last minute like I did.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is an Ok school. Its very big but it's not what I expected it to be. The campus offer a lot of help for tutoring if you need it but financial aid is extremely slow

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is very dangerous many people get rob and things stolen out their dorm rooms. Students break windows to the library.

    Greek Life

    its a HBCU what you expect!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    students who like to be around black students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    theres reall nothing around campus just at vandy.

    Bang for the buck

    it is cheap if you are in state

    What to do for fun

    Nothing really to do unless they have activies on campus, but those aren't safe always fights.

    Food and Dining

    the food sucks they serve the same thing bake chicken.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm suck and have roaches and ants.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect gehtto black students. Stay focuss on your goals.

    In three sentences

    from a 1-10 the school is a 4. it has many problem: bad kids, old buildings..

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I read, listen to music, hand out with friends, or netflix.

    Food and Dining

    Good for awhile. It gets tried. But it is a cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Be prepared for differences. It happens. The RAs are helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.not everyone is your friend 2.branch out into different groups 3.don't be like some of your classmates and not go to class. Even if it is an easy class. More than three absences means a letter grade deduction.

    In three sentences

    TSU is a typical HBCU. It needs a lot of improvements but there it nothing like its charm and character. And it is very diverse, from staff to students.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Decent

    Clubs and Activities

    The Collegiate 100 Black Men of Tennessee State University TSUnami Pep Club

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that i can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable for in state for sure. out of state tuition which i pay runs no more than $20,000

    What to do for fun

    Get involved. Hang out with friends. Party

    Food and Dining

    Tiger Dinning is good and have several options and times of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are what you make of them. Hope for the best prepare for the worse.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major the courses may be tougher but are accomplishable be anyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved is very important along with staying focused and making good grades. There are several opportunities to get involved in anything you can think of. Enjoy your time there and don't just stay in your dorm. There will be many parties or events to get out and meet new people

    In three sentences

    The pride that everyone at Tennessee State University, the alumni, and even the community is wonderful with out a doubt a loved school. Community service is also a big part at Tennessee State University you have many opportunities and chances to give back and volunteer. This is a wonderful school many smart people who go and come out of TSU.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    24/7 on campus police department

    Clubs and Activities

    A great deal of clubs to join & create

    What to do for fun

    TSU is every social ther is always something happening on campus

    Food and Dining

    From the cafe, on campus dining , on campus Pizza Hut etc. you will a Rarely need to eat anywhere else with healthy options, and snacks to please your hunger.

    Dorm Life

    You will have to share rooms the space is small you have the freedom to change and customize your room

    Academic Rigor

    The class sizes are fairly the same as a high school class or smaller for your general ed courses

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking out coming to attend TSU, be active this is a friendly student body. Go for it what ever it is you want to go everyone at Tennessee state are creating and channeling there energy, join the blue

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University is a wonderful school. It is a HBCU in the middle of Nashville Tennessee a well known college town surround by great profound colleges. My experience here has been a good one. The open campus is fun and interactive.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do in Nashville!

    Food and Dining

    I am not familiar with the dining hall but the only restaurant near campus is a Wendy's.

    Dorm Life

    Not personally applicable to me, but from looking at the academic buildings on campus I find it hard to believe the dorms are in good working order or clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Not anymore rigorous than a community college. I feel as though the professors do not expect much from students and many of the students are not prepared for the college level. In my entry level chemistry and nursing courses, many students are not familiar with algebra.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take out student loans or minimize the amount you have to take out. This goes for any college student. You may feel like your degree is going to land you a great paying job but the work force may tell you something different.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee State University has really great potential. The school has the opportunity to be great but has failed to fully recognize it. I believe this hinders the University to fully reach and impact it's students.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Didn't see any security guards while I was there but I still felt safe.

    In three sentences

    Everyone seems real friendly. I met some of my professors and they all seem real down to earth and nice. Very large campus and there is always something going on, seems like I'll never be bored.

  • 03/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    All in all i love my school, The land of the Golden SunShine! I bleed blue and white! I am a Tennessee State University Tiger! I try to recruit everyone and anyone to my school! My school is really the truth of what my peers always have taught me about college. I would not go to any other school in the world!

    What to do for fun

    The game room is always fun to hang out in with a group of friends. Attend as many events on campus as possible. Parties are always an option

    Food and Dining

    The food was different and alright!

    Dorm Life

    I gave it a three because I did not like living with another person. Id rather be on my own.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very helpful. You need help go to them, they are willing to help the ones in need and the ones who seek extra understandings.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the incoming students, older and young, transfer to freshman's, make sure you stay on track with your courses. It is easy to get off track and your grades will drastically drop if your are not on top of your A game. Use the library, it helps you focus. Also do not be a rush to select a major if you have not already. Live life and learn!!!

    In three sentences

    I rate Tennessee State University a 5/5 because its diverse. I also love it because it is a historical black college. My school is definitely very outstanding in so many different subjects!

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Lots of food options on campus and in the area.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!!!

    In three sentences

    The Physical Therapy Department at TSU is wonderful. The staff is great to work with you and as helpful as they can possibly be. I couldn't have picked a better program