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  • 06/16/2009

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

    23 out of 23 people found this review useful. 1 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    From what I've seen so far,it seems like a good place for any kind of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to call administrations. They are all really nice people and are eager to help you in any way needed.

  • 10/16/2009

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

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Tennessee Tech is one of the best business schools! Tennessee Tech has an enrollment of over 10,700 students and more than 50% of classes with 20 students or less! Tennessee Tech degrees give grads highest salary potential of all tennessee public universities! Therefore, you'll be working with a lot of amazing people!

    Bang for the buck

    It's probably one of the least expensive schools in the state, but you get so much out of it! Definitely the bang for the buck!

    Will enjoy being here

    There are so many kind and thoughtful people at Tennessee Tech! They have helped me tremendously throughout the application process, housing, etc! I loved the campus tour and learned so much! I know being at Tech will give me a life long successful career!

    Will learn a lot

    There are a lot of smart people here, and I haven't heard a negative thing yet about it! When I tell everybody I am going to Tech, they say, Wow! That's a great school! Everybody is so excited for me!

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's a great Engineering school with a lot of knowledgeable professors that will help you reach your goals. Also their are a lot of upper class man that you can go to get help from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Guided tours are great because they show you everything but also they are only showing you the good stuff. Stop a couple of students on campus ask them their major, what they like and dislike about the school, and any other questions you might have. Don't be afraid to ask most students really enjoy Tech and would be more than willing to answer a question. Oh and don't let the dorms scare you, its a small space but it works.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am making a great investment in my future by going here. I'm getting a quality education that is not draining the bank as much as if I was going to a bigger University.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the small town feel of Tech. It's safe and cops are always patrolling so I don't have to be as nervous about walking over to the library at night. Also the campus is small so if I am running late for that 8 o'clock class I can get there in five minutes.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers really want you to have the best possible education that you can have here. Some teacher even bend over backwards to help you either understand the material or do better on assignments.

  • 11/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I have not met any kind of student that is not having all their needs met here, it's great

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to come and check it out, it's a pretty small school, but there's a lot to see here.

    Bang for the buck

    I do feel like I'm paying a good amount for all of my expenditures while I'm here, this is a full fledged university that doesn't skimp on the college experience, it's a fair amount of money for a college like this one.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is really friendly, and the campus and town are both really nice. there is usually a lot going on, something to do is not hard to find,

    Am learning a lot

    All the teachers are willing to help students individually, as are the students you go to class with. tutoring and online help is available for kids who need it, I'm learning a lot myself

  • 01/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TTU is great if you are social, shy or looking for place you won't get lost in, want a University experience with a small-town feel, or are really interested in engineering or nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the honors program! I went to an academic magnet school in Nashville,TN and the honors program here makes me feel like I'm back home. It's great having so many people here that are like-minded and studious like me that I can go to for academic help, especially since I live in Murphy, the honors dormitory.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm trying to get my bachelor's degree in nursing currently and of the graduated nursing students, 100 percent pass the nursing entry exam every year.

    Am enjoying being here

    The college community here is large enough to be interesting and have many different niches. It is also small enough to have a collaborative feel and not be too overwhelming.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers that I have had are wonderful and many of the classes are small enough to be fairly intimate.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TTU is great for students who are looking to have fun, but still focus on school. It's not a big party school, but there are plenty of organizations to get involved in on campus. If you're not looking for a big school, but still wanting to meet new people, TTU is for you! It's big enough that you will meet new people, but small enough that you will see some of the same people several times. I personally think that TTU is a home-like campus. It's very welcoming and inviting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try out new things and make new friends. College is all about where you feel the most comfortable--not necessarily where all your high school friends are going.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm learning more than I ever expected to learn. I've done research projects that would have terrified me in high school, but are easy and somewhat fun to do now. It's great being able to take classes in subjects I'm interested in.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and shy people

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take a tour take some time and sit outside of the UC and grab students and talk to them and ask them questions. They will give you the real answer on how things are on campus. Try and ask a couple of students and not just one though. And it is always better to go and talk to people in different offices instead of talking to them on the phone.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools you defiantly get your education here for cheaper.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school and if I could redo it I would do it all over again. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are really hard and time consuming. If you want an A in your classes you are going to have to work for them, but most of the professors are really nice and willing to help you out. Almost all of the classes are taught by actual professor and not Teacher Assistants or Graduate Students.

  • 08/13/2011

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type! TTU is probably the best engineering school in Tennessee but it also has such great other programs. I have yet to meet a student who isn't thrilled about learning here at Tech!

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to contact TTU. Everyone is so helpful and kind. I've had to call several times to straighten financial needs and schedule information out but the people are so helpful. also, try to visit campus! It's beautiful and is the 2nd safest campus in TN. You'll learn a lot from visiting and just seeing the campus is one of the reasons I knew I wanted to go here!

    Will enjoy being here

    yes! The couple times I have been to TTU have been wonderful experiences. All of the teachers and staff that I have met are so friendly and helpful and even the students who are already at TTU are great helps!

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety at Tennessee Technological University is extremely important. TTU supports efforts to keep the campus community safe in the daily work environment, promote emergency preparedness and coordinate emergency response.

    Greek Life

    At TTU there are several greek organizations that a student can join. If you decide to be a part of a Greek community, you will meet people from different place that has a different background from them. Within each Greek organization at TTU, there is a close bond of friendship and brother/sisterhood that only the Greek atmosphere can foster.

    Clubs and Activities

    TTU homes over 100 organizations and clubs that are connected to academic programs, sororities, fraternites, and and religous groups. One of the best ways to decide if you want to be a part of a particular club or activity is to talk to someone that is already involve with that group or activity.

    Great for these types of students

    Tennessee Technological University is great for any type of students that want to excel and have a successful future. It is especially for students that want to live on a campus small enough to where you do not feel lost in a crowd. One of the reason why I selected TTU was due to the size of the campus and the friendly atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TTU has a minority affairs office. The traditions of the Minority Affairs Office is provides programs designed to encourage cultural awareness as well as educational opportunities outside the classroom. This is done by inviting different minority leaders or performers to campus for a concert or presentation. This is also done by providing a library and computer lab designed to maximize the personal and academic development of minority students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee Technological University is located in Cookeville, Tennessee. The atmosphere of Cookeville, Tennessee is very friendly. As a young adult leaving home for the first time to attend college, I think it is very important to be surrounded with positive and friendly people. This is the feeling you will get from people at Tennessee Technological University and Cookeville, Tennessee.

    What to do for fun

    There are several things you can do for fun as a student at TTU. One thing I suggest would be attending the football and basketball games on campus. This way you would get a chance to hang out with your friends and met knew friends. The different activities are usually posted up in the university center on campus. As a student you should constantly check the college newspaper and the bulletin boards around campus for different activities to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are several differents food programs the students at Tennessee Technological University can sign up for. It is a requirement that all freshmen at Tennessee Technological University signs up for a meal plan if they are staying on campus. The food at Tennessee Technological University is very good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Tennessee Technological University is very comfortable and the atmosphere is very friendly. I like living in the dorms because it makes it easier for me to get to class. Living in the dorms also make it easier to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Tennessee Technological University cares a lot about the students academics. There are several ways you can sign up for tutors through different organizations on campus. There are several different labs students can go to to obtain help. The professors make themselves available to the students by appointments or emails.

    Tips for prospective students

    Three tips I have for prospective students are the following: 1. Visit any college campus first before enrolling into school. 2. Do not bring more than you need to college. 3. Have a life outside your dorm room, but participating in different on campus activities.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Technological University has one of the best college campus in Tennessee. The campus at Tennessee Technological University is small enough to where a new college student would not feel lost. The atmosphere of the campus is very friendly.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student looking to further their educational endeavors! Not good for anyone planning to go to college to party and hoping to pass with minimal effort. I have already known of a few people who went here without planning giving forth any efforts in their studies, whom have dropped out the first semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't understand the material in class, speak with a professor, cover any examples in the book, and use the resources available at Tech, such as the library or computer labs. Don't wait for help to come to you. Most of the professors are willing to meet outside of class and even outside of office hours if you can not meet then.

    Bang for the buck

    One cannot find a better deal than this. A great school at an affordable price. A lot of resources are available, such as a large library with a large selection of online resources, and computer labs around campus. Several dining areas are located across campus with a variety of food options.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. There are a lot of computer labs and wifi areas around the campus, which allows one to take care of any business online. All of the areas around campus are kept clean and presentable. There is also a fitness center and many clubs.

    Am learning a lot

    Most classes cover material in an efficient manner, and the material is presented in a clear manner. The professors are willing to help students outside of class. The classes cover a lot of material over a short period of time. The pace can seem intense in the beginning, but one tends to become comfortable with it after the first few weeks.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for a small university with nice people and peaceful... Tech is the place for you

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and stay on top of things.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is ok... the main part that is expensive is housing (for the dorms with the private bathroom) I don't think it should be that expensive

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a really fun university.I enjoy being here. the only boring part is weekends. So make sure you have something planned to do

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great! They make sure your well prepared. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

  • 06/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering and nursing majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key to success. It is too easy to get caught up in the social life, and let your classes slide.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think the education I am getting here is worth what I am paying for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    This is a great school with a wonderful environment. I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    I have really enjoyed the majority of my classes. I have learned so much and am very pleased with my progress

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    These school is great for the type of student that is eager to learn and willing to put forth the effort. If you are the type of student that likes to be push to exceed the expectations then this is the type of school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask anything from the administration they are their to help you. Try to get involved as soon as possible because they sometimes help you network and that's how you meet other people and if you don't know something ask someone you think has been around for a while and they will gladly help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is worth every penny. The learning experience is priceless and the school is not to big either. Teachers are very understanding and the administration is very willing to help you with any problems that might arise.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school is in a very peaceful and quiet town. Everyone is nice and eager to meet people like you and I. Don't be afraid to walk and talk to people because no one is mean.

    Am learning a lot

    They will help you strive in anyway in life and prepare you for all the obstacles that will be thrown at you on the road to success

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students are welcome at Tech. No matter where you come from, what language you speak or even what color hair you have, you will always be welcomed at Tennessee Tech!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and meet new people. Don't be afraid to join a club or fraternity/sorority. Try new things and get out of your comfort zone a little bit. Keep your head up and do the best that you can. There are people all over campus that are willing to make your college experience the best that it can be.

    Bang for the buck

    I love Tech all in all but the price is probably one of the best things about it. The prices are extremely reasonable and won't burn a hole in your, or your parent's pockets.

    Am enjoying being here

    Tech is a pretty small school but it is a home away from home. It's small enough to where you can make a lot of friends and be involved on campus, but it is large enough to where you don't know everyone else that attends school there.

    Am learning a lot

    Being at Tennessee Tech is great for someone who enjoys having a mix of small and large classes. My freshman year at tech I had all small classes. My largest class had around 40 people which made learning a lot easier. Each student had a better chance to have one on one time with the professor if they had questions or concerns.

  • 08/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like small towns will like going here. There are plenty of stores to go to and restaurants but you might have to drive a little if you want to do anything else. It is also about an hour from Nashville.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep up with your curriculum yourself. Yes, you have an advisor but they can sometimes get confused too. So make sure you keep up with all of your classes that way you don't fall behind and graduate a semester later than planned.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very affordable college and there are tons of scholarships that students can get.

    Am enjoying being here

    I like Tech because I don't have to drive far to go home when I want to.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of my professors are interesting so that helps me retain the material they teach.

  • 08/06/2011

    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 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions! Everyone at TTU is so friendly and so open to answering any questions you could possibly have.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state, and even out-of-state, tuition is a decent price. The financial aid office and scholarships are very helpful when it comes to awarding money to students. Paying for school isn't any trouble!

    Will enjoy being here

    This campus is so diverse. You can find people here that will like anything you're interested it. Also, everyone is so friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers are very dedicated to helping their students further their education.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    every student will benefit at tech no matter their major or interests. tech is a school for awesome people. unleash your awesomeness!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the blizzard is one of the events that sets tech apart from the rest. back in the early nineteen eighties a large group of students gathered all the toilet paper from the dorms and packed the hooper eblen center for the big home basketball game against rival school, austin peay state university. unannounced at the first tech basket the students threw all of their toilet paper in the air making the hoop look like a magical winter wonderland. the style of toilet paper has changed over the years so the effect isn't quite what it used to be, but it is definitely a special tradition that sets tech aside from other schools.

    Bang for the buck

    the price for tuition is middle of the road on the scale of college entry dues across the country. tech's price is worth every single penny. every cent of the money goes to help further the education of the student and to ease and better the learning experience.

    What to do for fun

    although students that are new to town may disagree, cookeville is a town full of fun and possibilities. the area is home to ten or eleven parks with activities ranging from hiking and camping to swimming to paddle boats. the historic west side of cookeville, which was once a bustling train station, is now a cultural hot spot of the city featuring several different ethnic restaurants, shops, and art galleries. that alone is just the city of cookeville! campus events include a wide array of things such as, but not limited to, sporting events, free promotional handouts, and concerts. the biggest of which being the s.o.l.o. concerts. sponsored by the student government students pay an extra fee in their tuition so the school can bring in big name musical artists, such as b.o.b. and gym class heroes.

    Food and Dining

    the food services on campus can best described as golden. although the price is very steep the amount of food and free perks you receive on the meal plan makes up for the monetary speed bump. between the four restaurants, two coffee shops, and the award winning gourmet cafeteria there is a plethora of delightful food always just a short walk and a swipe of your eagle card away.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is superb at tennessee tech. there is always some fun activity going on in the dorms. whether you go to a reslife sponsored pancake eating contest at one the morning or just hanging out in the common room studying for that bio test the dorms at ttu are worth the large price tag.

    Academic Rigor

    the level of rigor of the courses offered is greatly based on which courses you take. using sites like ratemyprofessor.com can tend to help choose which instructors are more difficult and which ones are more cooky than the rest. overall the academic rigor of the university as a whole is generally fairly challenging, but most of the majors and focuses offered are considered to be quite difficult to begin with.

    Tips for prospective students

    -buy lots of purple and gold clothing to show your true purple pride around campus. -don't just assume you know everything about tech. take the campus tour. -don't be afraid to talk to people and professors you don't know. they can and will help you immensely . -don't stop believing.

    In three sentences

    tennessee tech is an awesome school in the mid-south with a little something for everybody. fair prices, great location, and educated professors make this school one to definitely not just brush to the maybe/definitely not list when searching for a school. whether you want to be an engineer, a farmer, or a musician; the possibilities are endless. .

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are patrolling police cars everywhere. I do recommend for extra safety to go out at night with a friend. If you are living close or in Tech village, be careful when you go there. Again, make sure a friend is there or is close in case anything happens.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though I'm only in a couple of clubs, there is actually a plethora of clubs and

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food from Swoops are really good. Cafeteria food is almost like the usual cafeteria food in high school, but slightly better. There are good restaurants and stores around Tech when you have had enough of the food inside the school. There are perks also, as there are two coffee places in school like Starbucks, and the new Au Bon Pain, which has some really good pastries and serve food there nice and fresh. The prices maybe a bit hefty, but the meal plans that you get will help pay for them, and makes up for the long lines.

    Dorm Life

    Interaction between dormmates for me have been pretty awesome. There is always something to do in your spare time as the Resident Assistants plan something to do almost every month or week.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes that I have taken are pretty good, and yet hard. The hardest ones to take are the Physics classes. You have to be prepared to have a bunch of homework and tests and quizzes happening on the same day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring rain boots for Cookeville's unexpected weather. It's best to also start scheduling your time to study and such, especially if you want to have some social time. Also, if you are going to eat right before your next class, make sure that the time you go in doesn't have much or no people waiting in line.

    In three sentences

    It's has its peaceful days, and it also has activities going on practically everyday. It is a pretty good place to be if you like smaller towns (compared to Nashville) and more quiet time to read.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tech is a very safe campus and has blue pay phones set up all along campus for if you ever feel unsafe you just pick up the phone and a local campus police will be there within 1 minute.

    Food and Dining

    Tech offers a cafeteria-like setting so you can eat as much as you want for a flat rate cost. There are also fast food chains in the main building (Back Yard Burger, Mondos, etc). Located in multiple dorms are Outtakes and pizza for students to purchase.

    Dorm Life

    Many to choose from and there are different socials that go on throughout the year to get to know your dorm-mates. Dorms are super clean and roomy for those worried about space.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are a high priority at Tennessee Tech. Students who graduate from here are hard-working and companies know this. If you have Tennessee Tech graduate on your resume, you are in good shape for many jobs.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Get involved around the campus (not only with greek life) - Get to know your professors...It will help you in the long run

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech University is a great university for those wanting to experience a great education as well as a loving college community. The campus is not as large as normal colleges so there are more chances for student interaction. Overall, Tech has a warm and cozy feel making it truly a home-away-from-home.

  • 05/12/2011

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Once you apply here they help alot. They send you documents in the mail to notify you on up coming deadlines.

  • 11/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Tech is great for any type of student! This university has so much to offer; anyone can find a home here at Tennessee Tech!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't start college with an over-confident attitude because it's much different from high school. Always attend class, make study groups, join a club or two, be socially involved on campus and this will make your college experience much better and well worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    As one of the cheapest universities in Tennessee, TTU is a great college. They always help their students and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure each student is satisfied!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being a student a Tennessee Tech! There is so much to do on campus. From an academic aspect, there are many clubs for particular areas of study, available tutoring, great professors, etc. Socially speaking, Tech could not have a better variety of extra-curricular activities! From Greek life to Book Club, Tech has it all. Also, the campus is absolutely wonderful and people are very friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    As a computer engineering major, math and science are my core classes. I cannot express enough how helpful all the professors in this department are and we all know how hard it is to find great math and science teachers. In addition, each and every professor I have will go the extra mile to tend to your needs if you reach out to them. Tennessee Tech could not ask for better professors; I am learning so much!

  • 12/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love diversity and different people to talk too, then Tech is a great opportunity to make friends with almost anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give up, and continue to do your best everyday. You can do it! :)

    Bang for the buck

    Yep. The cost is low and great for any income. Just try it out!

    Am enjoying being here

    For my first year here, I am loving the atmosphere and the students and faculty. Everyone is nice, but not too nice.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at Tech, you learn things you once knew but forgot. The teachers help you out tremendously. They don't want to see any student behind, and that's the best part. They'll give you a schedule of office hours they have, so the students can work that into their busy week.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student wanting to further their education and be able to be around people and even professors that can involve a long lasting relationship.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tennessee Tech is a great school for any student with any academic background, all you can do is work as hard as you can and that's all anyone here can ask from you.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee Tech has great intramural sports, a great library, and a college atmosphere to die for; staying here is worth the penny you pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life is great, the food is really good, and the people around are very nice and helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    This college shows that the transition from high school to college is a very tough one. The professors are great at what they do and are outstanding at challenging you.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is perfect for someone who is looking for a not to big/not to small school. Tech is known for its engineering program, and now also the nursing program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus and talk to students!

    Bang for the buck

    I had looked at many other schools, and in my particular area I am in a higher rated department, paying way less than average.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and for the most part everyone is very friendly and inviting. There are many activities on campus, numerous clubs, and a great greek life program. As long as you bring a positive attitude, you will quickly assimilate into college life at Tech.

    Am learning a lot

    The general courses are wonderful and challenging. Speaking from experience TTU's classes are on par with any other college, if not more challenging than some more expensive, larger colleges. They offer just the right amount of personalization, because the classes are not tiny but also not all huge lectures.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options on campus, and close by. On campus you have more than just the cafeteria: Starbucks, Backyard Burger, Papa John's and other options keep you from the drone of the same cafeteria cycle. However, eating on campus is still going to be expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are expensive, but that goes for any college. Living on campus gives the opportunity to make connections faster, and with greater ease than living at home. The dorm quality greatly differs depending on where you end up.

    Academic Rigor

    Since Tennessee Tech has a great focus on engineering, the Math department is renown for being challenging. All other areas of study vary from professor to professor, but each hold their own standard of challenging.

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    tenn tech is well known for producing great teachers. they have a good writing program. british lit is awesome, but hard. their football program has been doing really good this year.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i haven't experienced any unusual traditions or locations on campus.

    What to do for fun

    there is a gym available, lots of walking area and of course all the things on campus; football, soccer, or just hanging out with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    feel free to discuss any concerns with your adviser or room monitor. they are very willing to listen.

    In three sentences

    i find tenn tech has very knowledgeable professors. most are very interested in each student. the on campus living quarters are a nice place to stay while attending college here.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have always felt safe on campus, even late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    this is a really good school and one of the less expensive schools in state.

    What to do for fun

    there are beautiful hiking places and waterfalls around, plenty of good restaurants, and for city life nashville is about 1 hour away and knoxville about an hour and a half.

    Food and Dining

    there are not many options open late or on the weekends, but the food quality is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms have such fun communities of people. not all of them are very nice, but if you are desiring to make friends and get to know the people around you then it is definitely worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    lower division classes can be difficult but are helpful in the decision of picking a major. upper division classes are also difficult but the content is helpful for future careers. professors are willing to assist in any way if students ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    live in the dorms and get involved! there is plenty to do and a lot of people to meet if you take the first step to go!

    In three sentences

    tennessee tech has great academics with professors who really care. they are willing to go out of their way to serve students. campus life is so fun with genuinely friendly people.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sometimes there are random crimes around outskirts of campus and you will receive crime updates via text or email.

    What to do for fun

    Nice parks around campus and Cookeville plus many intramural sports as well.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe food is not the best; it is generally quantity over quality. The Perch and Swoops have better choices in food but you will not get as much.

    Dorm Life

    Your experience depends on your residence hall and the resident assistance on staff. Some residents are only in college to party and it will show.

    Academic Rigor

    Dependent upon major and study habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Excellent school for engineering majors.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is great. I love the small class size that allow for student -professor engagement during class. I highly recommend Tennessee Tech.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    make friends and fun will come from everywhere

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on your teachers about improvement and grades if you care

    In three sentences

    Good mostly. Teachers dont keep up with online grading. Meaning its confusing.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since it is such a small town nothing real bad happens here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you could think of they probably have. Its kinda crazy too because there are many people I know that have made their own clubs with the school.

    Great for these types of students

    to be honest it is a great spot for anyone. There are many different types of people and they all have different backgrounds you just got to be able to open yourself up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad is a open area somewhat like a park that is open for everyone's enjoyment. You can play football ultimate Frisbee etc. this is also where a lot of the school sponsored events take place.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the more affordable school in the Middle Tennessee area. At least compared to the other big name schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of sporting events through the school year. Football basketball volleyball just take your pick and the school is always hosts a event for everyone. last year we even got a concert from B.O.B.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty basic. Its not your mother's cooking but you will live. Always eat the pasta and never eat the cake.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are small. not a lot of room unless you get one of the newer dorms which are very expensive. But the RA are super cool.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is super tough but it is worth it. Beware of all the weed out classes. These are the classes you need to study for alot because the speech that the teacher give on the first day saying only half the class will stay is true.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not fall behind on your studies, its hard to come back from it. You do not have to go to every party there will be others.Do not take on line classes your first year, its harder than you would think.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school for anyone who wants a higher education. The people there are some of the nicest people you will every meet. and unlike the other big universities the teachers always have time to help the students that ask for help of course.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the rent-a-cops will unlock any car for you as long as you say it is yours.

    Greek Life

    no idea went to one frat party and there was hay on the floor and everyone was naked and puking.

    Clubs and Activities

    some decent ones but the best ones are run by annoying people.

    Great for these types of students

    conservative. boring.

    Bang for the buck

    you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    Road trips and leaving campus.

    Food and Dining

    Steadily getting better. VERY overpriced and required meal ticket SUCKS.

    Dorm Life

    Terrible. Disgusting and unhelpful management regarding moving and complaints. Tiny rooms. Over priced. Worst dorms I have ever seen and you're required to stay in them for TWO YEARS! A night mare. Worst part of this college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends outside of class first at SOAR(orientation).

    In three sentences

    Full of self righteous conservative people. A bargain. Worth the little money it costs to attend.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the UCSC

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great places to eat on campus

    Dorm Life

    Its an experience that everyone needs to experience but definitely am glad to be out.

    Academic Rigor

    Very nice!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make lots of friends

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The staff is extra friendly and helping. The students are amazing to be around

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are pretty much roaming the campus all the time. Feel definitely safe.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of these choices as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many clubs to name as well as activities. Plenty of intramural.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    T.J. Farr Building is the only building on campus not named Hall. This is because people associated T.J. Farr Hall as a Fire Hall, and not an academic place.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good education for the price in my opinion.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the fitness center and stay fit.

    Food and Dining

    Never went to the cafeteria or other places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Never been in the dorms. I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it is a pretty tough curriculum throughout all majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all go to class, sit in the front, and study. Make every opportunity you have count. You might not get another chance.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a very challenging university. It is very reasonable for the price. If you want a good quality education go to Tn. Tech.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TN Tech makes you feel very safe. Located at many places across campus are phones disguised as pay phones, but once you pick them up, you are on the phone with the university police. They drive around all day long, so you usually know where one is. It makes you feel alot better.

    What to do for fun

    Like I said earlier, there are lots of extracurricular activities available at TN Tech. Including all the sports, sororities, fraternities, clubs, etc. There are more than a few to chose from, one of them has to be right for you!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There is always a good meal in the Cafeteria, as well as the little fast food places all around campus. Not to mention, you are within five miles of all the food and dining places in town.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are not the most beautiful thing you'll ever see, but it's a dorm room. The new halls North and South are the largest and prettiest dorms, but ALL of the others are just as acceptable. If someone asks you if you want a bed loft, say Yes!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at TN Tech may be a little more difficult that your hometown community college, but they will get you ready for what's to come. Whether it's straight to work after Tech, or to Graduate College, you're prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you hear about SOAR, don't think it's going to be boring just because it's required. Coming from High School you may be used to being watched 24/7. But SOAR is a big eye-opener that you're on your own, and the staff at TN Tech lets you know they're there to help!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a great school. Not only is it great for academics, but its fun, too. Lots of extracurricular activities are available, and none will interfere with your education!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A very secure campus.

    Greek Life

    I am not in Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are military minded then consider the ROTC program. It is recognized as one of the best in the nation and is a great way for students to become engaged.,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Memorial Gym

    Bang for the buck

    I wish I had more scholarship.

    What to do for fun

    I go hiking.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is fairly simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school in a simple but great city.

    In three sentences

    A great school.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Tennessee Tech is the 2nd safest University in Tennessee!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a thing called Dancin' on Dixie during the first week of school and they close down a whole street and have dancing, music and free food!

    What to do for fun

    Parties of course, laser tag, bowling, and there is ALWAYS fun stuff going on on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Great food and lots of choices for students.

    Dorm Life

    They have recently built BRAND NEW dorms that are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes prepare you for the real world and the professors strive for you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university is very cheap compared to most universities in Tennessee!

    In three sentences

    This university has a strong academic reputation! It is a safe and comfortable campus and has a variety of degrees that you can choose!

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs and organizations. Also some athletic areas and equipment.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not worth what one pays to eat. Meal plans are outrageous for the food cost. one would save mone and get better food eating off campus.

    Dorm Life

    would not know i live in my own apartment, but my friends dont seem to mind it.

    Academic Rigor

    extremely challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    study and actually try

    In three sentences

    It is extremely challenging, as well as enlightening. I had a very hard time at first adjusting, however when i began to try and apply m self i have raised my G.P.A. from a .3 up passed a 2.0. Overall it is a great school of learning.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Tennessee Tech is best for always providing entertainment even if its the simple Tuesday give aways they are always there to keep their alumni involved. From free admission to all sports events, to movie nights on the quad its easy to forget all about your family back home.

    Food and Dining

    While the campus Cafeteria always has a variety of food to pick from there never seems to be enough time for a sit down meal. Enjoying a Papa John's pizza or Mondo's sub while working on your studies right before class is much quicker and relaxing.

    Dorm Life

    When you first walk into your dorm its a little overwelming to go from a 13x12 room to yourself to a 10x15 room with a stranger in the bed beside you. It's very easy to make it your home tough a bad loft is highly advised giving yourself more room, and roommates can always be adjusted.

    Academic Rigor

    Tennessee Tech has it challenges in the classroom. Thankfully the staff at Tennessee Tech is understanding and very helpful always flexible to work with death's or trials in the family. Yes it is hard but that is simply helping you learn the skill needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know it's hard to imagine yourself on your own, but in my surprise life is so much more enjoyable. No more curfews, no more chores just you are your abilities. Be sure to bring your personality because there is someone for everyone here at Tennessee Tech.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a Campus full of energy and life. From friendly surroundings, to delicious food, and fun games Tech always has something in store for you. No matter your personality you are sure to fit in here at Tennessee Tech with everyone.

  • 07/24/2012

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

    39 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    TTU is known for how safe they are, and how many tickets they give out.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a well rounded school for any type of race or ethnicity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The orientation was strange to me, but because I haven't really been going there I don't know yet.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that any college you go to is going to shoot you in the foot with excruciating government pain, but TTU isn't bad.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on how much money you have there are tons of things to do. From just going out to the movies, hiking the close fall's, or just doing some on campus activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is well prepared and there is a broad spectrum of foods to choose from. Also, for the early classes they have a Starbucks in the middle of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter, but the dorm tour I went through was nice. The dorms seemed well kept up.

    Academic Rigor

    I am only a freshman, but I have heard that if I stay in class and study while staying focused on the academic path it isn't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    This campus isn't a big campus, and is more for people looking for little town life. Stay in class and study your butt off because these things will come back to haunt you.

    In three sentences

    The campus seemed very safe, and well watched by security. Clean campus all around. Great campus facility and seniors to look up to.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have their own police force specifically for the campus and there are also campus wide safety alerts for weather or local crimes

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities going on on the campus at all times. Whether it be fund raisers, celebrations, to club events ther is always something.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. I will say that it's hard to eat anything decent on the weekends because everything opens late and closes early.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs in the dorms do a lot of activities for there halls as well as the whole dorm at least every other weekend. Your hall will feel like your family.

    Academic Rigor

    It mostly depends on the major to grade how hard the classes will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may want to invest in a bike, rain/snow boots, umbrella, and some good walking shoes.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college because the focus is on learning and not so much on having a social life. The teachers are willing to help you personally and want to help you learn. Also the atmosphere is amazing!

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Almost anything you want. There are so many opportunities to get involved and stay busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, but there isn't the biggest variety. They chose quality over quantity.

    Dorm Life

    I found some of my best friends in the dorm. There is always something to do and there are always people to hang out with. Great for hanging out and relaxing or sitting in your room to get work done.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are easy to work with, but they still expect you to get your work done. They are all there to help. If you're willing to put in work, you'll make good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and check your email. Sign up for the earliest orientation date possible. Make sure to visit Tech to make sure that it's the right fit for you

    In three sentences

    Overall an amazing school. There isn't anything that I would want to change. I can't see myself at any other school.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Like I stated previously, the bang for your buck is amazing. The education you receive at Tech is unbelievable for the fees a student pays. I would rank a top school in the country for this topic.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on around on campus. Its actually quite exciting. Sporting activities, intramurals, concerts make up the majority of the fun on campus. Cookeville is in a great location to go out and have fun. We have two major lakes near by with many parks. The city of Cookeville is a lively community with many exciting things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food around campus is great. we have two cafeteria's in our University Center. on top of that, we have major food labels spread in those cafeteria's. Tech has added a Starbucks and sandwich shop in the University library which was a very smart move. It's right there when you need it no matter where you are at!

    Dorm Life

    I cannot comment on this, because i did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Tennessee Tech is very serious about your future and they show that through your education. Seriousness is very good at Tech, because this is your future. They expect you to strive for your very best possible, and it does pay off. Tech treats you as if you were at a major college to help you learn the best way possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on your toes, study hard and work hard, and if you are still have trouble, the staff will make sure you understand it fully.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a great small town university with life and great faculty and staff that's willing to go out of their way to help you out in any way possible. Tech, I believe has the same education expectations as major colleges with the small town feeling. Tech really makes you feel welcome and at home, no matter where you are from.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe with phones located around campus in various places. The police regularly patrol the campus yielding to pedestrians and making sure the students are safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are waterfalls, go-carts, and plenty of things to do in clubs and activities. The sporting events are always fun and a great time to meet new people. You can play ping-pong, Foosball and pool.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of foods that you can choose from. The cafeteria has a buffet style for breakfast lunch and dinner. They have a Papa Johns, a sub place and Italian food. The variety of food never ends.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. You will get along with your roommate and you will meet many new people. The facilities are nice and always cleaned on a regular basis.

    Academic Rigor

    There will be a challenge to your courses, but there will also be plenty of opportunities to have study sessions. Your classes will also consist of humorous professors and students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you really want to do and make sure you like what your major has to offer. Have everything you need ready before you start. Register for S.O.A.R., fill out the housing application, and fill out as many scholarships that you can find and look for more! All the extra money counts.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is fun and exciting school. There is always something to do if you look for it. You will meet alot of people in your classes as well as walking around campus.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus feels really safe and there's emergency phones and university police always near by.

    Greek Life

    There are many different frats and sororities to join and they have their houses close to campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of clubs and activities available on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for goal oriented students.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education and genuine caring of the professors, in most cases, I'd say that it is well worth the money and is a well-respected school.

    What to do for fun

    There's many different activities always going on at campus. Also, there's plenty of frats and sororities to join.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe provides a pretty good array of goods to choose from an the pizza is delicious. Also, there are many other small food places on campus( that are expensive). There's a Starbucks for the coffee lovers with extra cash to spend.

    Dorm Life

    The new dorms and the old dorms are completely different from each other, but you still have to deal with your neighbors in either one.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and the work can pile up, but it's different for each major

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Join clubs. Go to activities.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee tech provides a nice college life and isn't overwhelming for people trying that are moving away from home. There's plenty of activities and nice people to help you get through, also.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you're an outdoorsy person Tech is surrounded with great places to go hiking and rock climbing. There's lots of places to go shopping, and there's a lot of fun stuff to get into with your friends!

    Food and Dining

    Tech has an eating place called Swoops that has different restaurants in it every year, and a starbucks...good eats.

    Dorm Life

    Although I haven't lived in a dorm I have heard from my friends that living in a dorm is alot of fun, and they always have something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at this school are both challenging and fun. They make you work hard, but are not impossible. If you get a study group together for your classes then you will have no problem passing

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending this school I would advise getting into something. It's a really great idea to do inter murals because you get introduced to new people and it's a lot of fun!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Technological University is a great school with numerous opportunities. It is a school where everyone can fit in, and everyone can find something to get into. From athletics to debate teams, Tennessee Tech is a school that everyone can feel comfortable at.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You get more for what you pay for meaning there are a lot of free things to do and to receive just for attending here. Each dorm have their own free activities and many times you can find random free booths or cheap bake sales where everything is .50 somewhere on campus. People are willing to give you things just because.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a very fun way to meet people. They're very interactive with the residents and have many activities to get residents involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but it's only to better us and our minds and to help us in the future. If you are ever struggling in a class, simply ask the teacher, they will be glad to help. Also we have many tutors on campus that are free!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research on the school but also come for a visit. It may be exactly what you're looking for!

    In three sentences

    TTU prepares you for your future. It helps you meet great new life-long friends. And it also gives you your money worth.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Chi Alpha

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor things in the Cookeville area.

    Food and Dining

    It's not terrible, but it gets old.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. The engineering and nursing programs are phenomenal, along with just about every major they have to offer. It is perfect sized.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Attend after hour activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to classes early in order to find parking and study often. If you have arising conflicts during the semester, just inform your professors and more than likely they will be generous.

    In three sentences

    A great school with an increasing number of students. TTU's faculty, staff, and grounds have not increased at the rate of need. Great professors.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus PD is always driving around campus. If anything happens we receive an email or text warning us.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is all around campus. They are always active at every hour of the day.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs aren't really advertised and are sometimes unknown until you search for them.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes you find free stuff given away on campus. They pay you back your money you just have to go find it.

    What to do for fun

    Camping, sports, workout, movies, sporting events, swim.

    Food and Dining

    Their are many places to eat on campus. You can also trade meals for different types of food to take home.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people but you have to live with someone in a small space

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has an amazing Engineering program

    In three sentences

    Fun and inviting school. There is lots to do in Cookeville and i never get bored. The classes are difficult but doable

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek organizations give away a lot of free things away.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like small communities with crazy nice people and have some extra money go for it. Not a lot to do unless your the type who likes to drink.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Perch is where most people are. Thursdays is Bobs(country club).

    Bang for the buck

    Really expensive with not a lot of financial help. The facilities aren't up to date, especially dorms.

    What to do for fun

    Walmart. Bobs. Leaving town.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria is versatile... but that's not always good. The only good food places close on Friday at 5:30 and open on Monday mornings around 10. Starbucks is really quick.

    Dorm Life

    Only two good dorms are new hall north and new hall south but they are crazy expensive. All the others are old and in the process of being remodeled, which is really annoying when its 7a.m. and you want some sleep. Better get used to living right under your roommate and being to hot or cold.

    Academic Rigor

    Many teachers are foreigners and hard to understand. Then again you will have American teachers who make it overly hard due to their infatuation with the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs in high school so you will be more appealing. Get the lowest meal plan here and stock up your dorm.

    In three sentences

    Nice people and lovely campus. Very expensive for a tiny dorm, sometimes yummy food, and mediocre facilities. Overall nice environment. Horrible Internet never on.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. The tech police are everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    The collegiate FFA is great. They have a concert every semester. Fall semester of 2012, Deirks Bentley came and we got two free tickets.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not want to go to a huge school. Also all of the major departments are great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The blizzard is on the first basketball game. Everyone has pieces of toilet paper and on the first goal its all thrown up too look like a blizzard, its pretty wild.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech makes you feel at home.

    What to do for fun

    There are several events going on during the school year. Also, Cookville is right around several state parks and rivers.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is better than my high schools cafeteria food. Also, Cookville has several options to choose from. The campus does too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms may be old, but I love it here.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors make you work for what you pay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and do not hide in your room.

    In three sentences

    Tech is medium sized college. They are very affordable. Also, they make you fit in, no matter what.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There was an armed robbery close to campus once. That's about it.

    Greek Life

    Mu Phi Epsilon is really cool!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. I see students of all shapes, sizes, and races on campus.

    What to do for fun

    My major keeps me so busy that I practice instruments for fun. There's always people to hang out with though.

    Food and Dining

    During the week day, there are plenty of food options. Unfortunately, hours of operation are skimpy after 4 pm and over the weekend. You're on your own for dinner Friday and Saturday nights.

    Dorm Life

    I live in on of the New Halls. I love it so much, minus some roommate issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will definitely keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to write down all your deadlines.

    In three sentences

    Overall, the campus is nice and flat! The buildings are pretty and there is a lot of history. However, I wish there was more food options for students living on campus.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Our three big majors are engineering, music, and nursing, so obviously those going into those majors should definitely consider coming here. Even if you aren't in one of those you will still love the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very cheap and the education is amazing. The amount of fun you have while you're there is great and there are tons of ways to be involved.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't a ton of things to do in town are limited as it is so small, but there are a few things such as laser tag, movies, etc. There are several things close to Cookeville such as mountains and parks where you can hike, camp, canoe, and all sorts of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student do not come because it was easy for you to get in. It will be a lot of work when you get here. The mindset that just because it was easy to get in means it will be easy to stay will kill your grades and you will fail.

    In three sentences

    Although the school is relatively easy to get accepted into, once you get there you really have to work to stay there. The level of education at this school compared to other schools I visited is on a different level. Overall this would be one of my top picks for my major.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Has been one of the campuses in Tennessee voted most safest.

    Clubs and Activities

    Robotics Club is cool.

    Great for these types of students

    Good Engineering programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Occasionally there is really good food and barbeque brought to the campus for special events by local merchants. The food is excellent and free.

    Bang for the buck

    Good access to professors for help.

    What to do for fun

    Ball games, concerts, clubs, and xbox wars with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety of dining & good food.

    Dorm Life

    I'm in the basement, not fun, but I have a great roommate

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    55 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes people go on roofs of buildings but now if you get caught you get expelled.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the Fit, Hang out with friends, Go hiking or cliff jumping

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't live out of state, and get involved.

    In three sentences

    I love the environment. Students are very nice. Administration is very unorganized and difficult to work with.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since I have not been on campus I don't know a lot about fun things to do, but I have had Ralph's donuts. Ralph's is a donut shop close to campus, and those donuts are delicious.

    Food and Dining

    Not on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in an accelerated program and it has been tough, but I have made Dean's list every semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions and get answers before making decisions. Be an active learner; form study groups, and have fun!

    In three sentences

    I am a non-traditional student pursuing a Bachelor's degree. I have never been on campus; all my classes have been here in Oak Ridge. My advisors are prompt in responding to any questions or concerns that I may have. This has been a great experience!

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Is good. They have police that drive around and emergency phones stationed throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not know anything about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot to choose from for many different interest. They are very active and have lots of activities

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing, agriculture and engineers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know any traditions but they have two quads that are fun and many people hang out at and have cook outs or just relax and play games

    Bang for the buck

    All depends on what you do

    What to do for fun

    They have activities, but most are not on the weekends. Separate dorms have small events for themselves. They town is small, but has a few things like movies, laser tag, club, stores for shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is good, but none of it is really that healthy. There is a selection but not a huge one.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the building, some are very unsound proof. They are a decent size but could be bigger. No kitchens make it hard to eat healthy.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not bad but that all depends on the class and professors

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into everything; dorm space, other people on the floor you want to live on, price, food, professors, fees, classes. Look into everything

    In three sentences

    It is a great school but has some short comings. It is a large commuter school and many people go home on the weekends. Most professors are very interested in helping their students.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe.

    Greek Life

    I really have no interest in the frat life.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs and activities like intramural flag football and they have ultimate Frisbee.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students and students that want to better their education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The perch and swoopes are two great places that you can eat at.

    Bang for the buck

    They have a good meal system and they give you a lot of food options.

    What to do for fun

    They have concerts and people that come to the campus like comedians and musicians perform here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what most people expect of dorms.It is way cheaper than getting a apartment and less work.The only thing you have to worry about is walking.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard in your classes and you will get the grades that you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and work hard.Do not slack off.Stay in the right mind set.Give people your time and make sure that you make your stay memorable in college. Make sure you get good professors and you make responsible decisions in college

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to learn.It is all about business and working hard.People who work hard get rewarded with good grades

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Nothing really happens on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Their food could be better, especially in the cafeteria because outside of salad there are hardly any healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Capitol quad is cool, but ghetto quad sucks.

    Academic Rigor

    Could be more rigourous

    Tips for prospective students

    Only seriously consider here if you want to do engineering.

    In three sentences

    what?

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    60 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus cops are always around checking on things.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tennessee Tech's student government puts on a concert every semester and it is a different type of music each semester.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for the price you are paying.

    What to do for fun

    There are always different activities going on campus hosted by different organizations.

    Food and Dining

    There is a good verity of different places that you can eat around campus. No matter what your schedule is you can almost always find something you will like.

    Dorm Life

    There are many choices for dorms, all female, all male, co-ed, old and new dorm. They are a great place to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the professors expect their students to act like adult and treat you that way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study and use rate my professor to see what your class will be like.

    In three sentences

    Everyone at Tennessee Tech is very friendly and helpful. Tennessee Tech is a great university, it feels like home. I would not want to go anywhere else.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe with its own police station on campus and emergency phones around campus

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, geeks, and tech lovers.

    What to do for fun

    Cookeville does not have that much to do, with a laser tag arena, a farmers market mall, and a video game store that sells everything from the Atari systems to Gameboys to PS3's. The school usually has something going on the get students involved, whether it be a student run, student government run, or RA run event (RA stands of Residential assistant). Also once a semester a big name band, comedian, or public speaker comes to preform free of charge for the student body.

    Food and Dining

    The food options are vast. Several fast food like shops and an all you can eat Buffet at the cafeteria are a nice change from the high school bland and repetitious food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Being a Freshman, dorm life is still new to me. I had a bad experience because of my roommate, but the RA's are extremely helpful. Life in the dorms is usually pretty laid back and everyone is friendly, up until quiet hours before and during exams when everyone closes shop to study.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary by the teacher. Some are extremely easy and others, such as the physics courses have a grade of 34 set for an A on most assignments. Most classes do provided some challenge even if they are the easy classes and most thrive on thinking outside of the box.

    Tips for prospective students

    On the note that if you don't like to hang around the school, Cookeville can be a little dry. There is not all that much to do and nothing really close, so bring some friends to college with you.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a great school. The Courses they offer, the teachers they hire, and the community created by the school is good for personality type. Plus there is almost always something going on at the school, whether it be the Baja Car Races, Engineering Week, or a job fair, school life rarely gets boring.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Ralphs, Downtown, Riding bikes, parks

    Food and Dining

    The caf isn't great, but we have some other little eateries that are enjoyable such as Au Bon Pain.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus, but my friends who live in the dorms like them.

    Academic Rigor

    My concentration is not that hard, but I know the engineering majors have a hard time of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know people from Campus Outreach!!

    In three sentences

    I have greatly enjoyed my years at Tech; it is a great school with many great professors. The students there are all really friendly and easy to get along with. And there are so many neat concentrations that I haven't found at other schools.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    SWING DANCE!!

    What to do for fun

    Swing dance Eat Go outside!! Explore the various outdoor parks and such

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be a stranger. People here are pretty accepting. Don't be afraid to be yourself!

    In three sentences

    I love everything about Tech. It is a great campus, and I have had the time of my life here. Anyone can fit in here.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    64 of 77

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    go to football games, pancake nights, join a religious group, play intramural sports...

    Food and Dining

    i really like swoops and all the different options that were there. the cafeteria food was up in the air. sometimes i liked it and sometimes i didn't. my biggest problem was that by the end of the year, i got tired of the same food.

    Dorm Life

    last year, i stayed in cooper (a co-ed dorm in ghetto quad). it wasn't my best experience, simply because it wasn't very social. this year i will be in crawford (the all girls dorm) and i'm pretty excited. i've heard great things about it.

    Academic Rigor

    classes- show up and pay attention. it's important. also, make sure you talk to your professors if you're struggling. i was doing very poorly in my calculus class and i figured i would fail. i talked to my teacher and let him know i was struggling. i worked hard and pulled out a C, which i was very happy with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet lots of new people and don't be afraid to join groups. Make sure you have friends who are willing to hang out on the weekends because it can get boring if you have nobody to hang out with. Go to events on campus. It's a great way to meet people, spend time, and have fun for free.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a good school that for me just felt right. It's the right size, the perfect distance from home, and a decent price. Last year was my first year and I did well in classes, made new friends, and found a second home.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cookeville is a pretty safe town in general. There are on campus police that patrol the campus, sometimes a bit too much, issuing parking tickets and such.

    Greek Life

    There are four sororities in addition to a service sorority. These are great if you want to get involved with that type of organization. There are also many fraternities available for male students.

    Clubs and Activities

    I stated this earlier but Tech has many clubs for all interests!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers! TTU has a great a large engineering program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many interesting stories. There is a fire hydrant monument on the quad dedicated to Dammit the dog that used to roam campus for years in the '80s. The golden eagle on top of Derryberry hall was stolen by students many years back from a hotel. The university ended up buying it from the hotel so it could stay up there.

    Bang for the buck

    At Tech, you are really getting a good deal for the money it takes to attend school there.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there are many sporting events to attend for fun. Also, the backdoor play house will put on plays a few times a year which are always great productions. They also host open mic night occasionally which is always entertaining. Once a semester the Student Government Association puts on a big concert in the Hoop which is the basketball gym. Its always great! A fairly big name artist will come, with the genres rotating every semester. Artists such as Dierks Bentley, B.o.B, Gym Class Heroes, The Goo Goo Doll, and even Aziz Ansari came and performed! Around Cookeville, there is a movie theater, a bowling alley, many places to go hiking and camping, golf courses, and more! There's always something going on!

    Food and Dining

    Tennessee Tech has a fair amount of options to choose from as far as food. They have a few convenience stores around campus so you can just pick up some snacks for your dorm or on the way to class. There is the caf as well which honestly doesn't always serve up the most delicious food. Then there is Swoops or The Grill as older students call is, which has four different types of food choices. One changes every year but while I was attending there was a sandwich area, like Subway, a burger place, a wing place, and a salad/noodle place. The last place you can go eat on campus is the Perch which has a Grill Nation and a Papa Johns pizza. Oh, and there is a cafe in the library as well with soups, salads, fruits, and sandwiches, but I feel its a bit pricey. With all these great options why am I giving food and dining 3 stars? Because the main area, the caf, just doesn't serve good food, and it will cost you an arm and a leg to get come healthy food on campus. There is a grocery store, IGA, within walking distance however!

    Dorm Life

    While I cannot speak for myself because I never lived in the dorms, I spent quite a bit of time in the dorms! Many of my friends lived in the dorms. Most of the dorms are older and are community style. Most people kept their doors open and made great friends with the people on their floors. The new dorms, New Hall North and South, each have their own bathroom so there isn't as much interaction between people on your dorm floor; however, these dorms are quite nicer because they are so new.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course this also depends on the classes you take. I rate Tennessee Tech a 4/5 stars in academic rigor based on my personal experience as well as experiences from friends there. While the entry level courses are typically easier, the upper levels offer a good challenge and learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to attend all of the events at orientation. Some may seem lame but you will meet new people already and learn a lot. Don't be afraid to join clubs that interest you, and don't worry about not finding a club because there are plenty!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Technological University is a great school to attend if you are looking to attend college in Tennessee in a smaller town. The university population of approximately 11,000 students makes it the perfect environment for meeting new people while getting to know your professors and advisers. In addition, Tennessee Tech also offers a wide range of excellent academic programs for students to become involved in not just inside the classroom but outside of the classroom as well.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Perch is located inside one of the dorms and has a pool table, ping pong table, and a foosball table. It also has a couple of restaurants and a place for meal exchange. It's kind of hidden, so ask an upperclassmen if you need help finding it.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities happening. If you like sports you can get involved with an intramural team. If sports aren't your thing there's always the craft center. There are guest speakers and concerts on campus a lot too.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually really good! There is a variety of options at every meal. From burgers, to a salad bar, to pizza, to a pasta bar...you name it and they have it. Not to mention the fast food chains such as Backyard Burger, Papa Johns, and more located in buildings around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. There are aspects that aren't so great, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. I have a great roommate and it's so fun to decorate and make the room cute! I definitely recommend getting a bed loft. It allows you to have SO much extra space.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't been here long, but classes are pretty challenging. But that's to be expected for college level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to fill our the scholarship application form from TTU! I received scholarships that I didn't even know existed just by filling it out.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is such a great school. The campus is beautiful and easy to find your way around. Everyone here is very nice and really helpful.

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Tech Police are always around late at night making sure that the Halls are safe from any outsiders that may venture onto campus. There are also emergency phones located around campus that, when activated, contact the Tech Police and the city Police. There are AED units located in main buildings and, when taken out from their case, contacts the Police and hospitals.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is great! I recommend every student to be a part of the Greek life. Being a part of something that is bigger than yourself humbles you, which can lead to self satisfaction and better grades. When one joins the Greek life, they are introduced to a lot of new people that are glad to help you with your homework and study. They also value education. They tell you to go to class and finish homework before going to meetings or activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are various clubs at Tech that students can join that will fill in the free time that most students have. Most of the clubs do fun activities but if a club isn't for you, then there are a lot of other activities that will be e-mailed to every student.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is great for all types of students. However, students do have to try at school and study. Students who never studied in high school, like me, will have to here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have read about there being a dog buried on campus that was the 1st President's dog. (President of the school)

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is known for being the best value of education in the south. With its relative low tuition cost and high academic ranking, Tech is the ideal school for most families.

    What to do for fun

    The Halls offer a lot of activities for the attendants. There are also Fraternities and Sororities that participate in intramural sports such as flag football. If the Greek life is not for you then you can join an intramural team and play against other non-Greek students.

    Food and Dining

    I use the unlimited meal plan in the cafeteria and the breakfast and dinner servings are the best of the day. When you swipe in the cafeteria you can get how ever much you like. There are also other alternatives. You can choose to get Starbucks or eat at a local business that is on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently in the new dorms that were built and it is quiet when you need it. There are a lot of activities that the Hall offers in case you get bored or would like to meet new people. The other students are very respectful if you need silence for studying or homework,

    Academic Rigor

    Tech is a big engineering school but offers a variety of other majors and concentrations. The academic rigor is based on your major. Engineering majors have it a lot harder than business majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is imperative. If you mange your time properly, you will have limited trouble in college. Also, try to get done with your work as soon as possible. This will reduce the amount of stress college puts on you, thus you will actually perform better in class.

    In three sentences

    Tech has a great campus and friendly people. The professors and counselors are here for you and care about your grades. Tech is one of the best valued schools in the south.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do! Intramural sports, clubs, greek life...the list is endless!

    Food and Dining

    Tech has a great variety of places to eat!

    Dorm Life

    The new dorms are great! The halls are separated, so you don't necessarily have to much contact with others in your building, but there are a lot of residence hall activities to make up for it!

    Academic Rigor

    I think that Tech is great when it comes to academics. A lot of the classes may be hard, but there are always people willing to help you study and ace the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come tour the campus! It's a beautiful campus and the tour is very informative. You learn about anything and everything you'll need to know to start your future here!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech is a great school. Both academically and socially. The students, staff, and professors you meet here are all very friendly.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With crime as high as it is in most university areas these days, TTU makes you feel safe and protected. Women do not fear walking to classes at night. Security is visible and easily accessible.

    Greek Life

    No opinion.

    Clubs and Activities

    Geek clubs, science fiction, Harry Potter, Greek life, Christian, or exploratory clubs are everywhere. They offer sports, concerts, and other fun activities to diverse studies. You are introduced to many outlets and given many choices to fill your time.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering students have all the gambits available. Nursing and teaching students have options to make it more affortable. Those who are serious about their education will find it most accomodating.

    Bang for the buck

    TTU offers more for your money. There are many ways to get financial aid to cover costs. If you are into an engineering field or technical interest, you will receive all that you need and job placement assistance too.

    What to do for fun

    They offer various concerts on campus. There are sports complex to get involved in basketball, football, volleyball, etc. There are clubs to cover almost any topic from science fiction, quittage, music, or art.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food is great Availability of various foods keep it interesting. They offer nutritious and flavorful food

    Dorm Life

    Rooms are small and cramped Furnishings are well used Locations are close to all classes

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, it is quite clear what the requirements to graduate are, and there are classes to accomodate that. They evaluate your level and place you in classes meant to help you grow from there. They give you plenty of variety in course selection and difficulty stage.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to get classes you want and placement in a dorm. Get out and get involved Ask for help from the advisors, your residential aide, your big sibling to achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    Friendly and welled planned campus and staff that make it easy to find classes and complete requirements. Various majors availalbe to cover potential interests Creative outlets for sports, arts and clubs are helpful.

  • 11/10/2013

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

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee Tech rated 12th in the NATION for value of the education they offer!

    Food and Dining

    Normal college campus food. The main dining hall is a little dated by clean and functional. The ladies running the cash register seem to be moms to many of the students.

    Dorm Life

    The traditional dorm rooms (the old dorm rooms) are little shoe boxes with common restrooms. The new dorm rooms are better then average with restrooms in suite and all the normal amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is well known locally to have a rigorous Engineering program and hence is well respected.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to visit the campus in person, especially during a normal school day in the fall when the campus is busy and full of fall colors.

    In three sentences

    After visiting this campus I am excited by the opportunity to attend school here. Prior to beginning my school search I was worried about be able to afford college and about being accepted into a school I liked. During my visit the students and faculty made me feel like I was important and that they had a lot to offer at a price I could afford.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Tech does offer lots of clubs and activities.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very affordable. There are lots of discounts for students.

    In three sentences

    Tech is an overall good school. However parking is horrible and it is sometimes hard to get into classes, when needed.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    if you don't care, come here, you will have lots of company

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    students are treated poorly, staff is the star here.

    Bang for the buck

    zero

    Academic Rigor

    not good

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to another school. UT

    In three sentences

    Not good with students. Very difficult website. Not cohesive.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 of 77

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on the campus. A main road runs through the campus, and drivers are very aware of the students crossing the street.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very noticeable on campus, and is a strong presence on campus. Rush week is very big, and many students are personally invited by members of the Greek life programs to enjoy different rush activities.

    Great for these types of students

    I would again like to state that STEM majors would be most comfortable within Tech. However, the school is expanding the other departments, and this gap should quickly be minimized. The school is also home to a very strong Honors Program, which requires more in depth studies and commitment. The Honors Program is not overwhelming, and prospective students may wish to look into enrolling in the program.

    Bang for the buck

    Tennessee Tech has been consistently ranked as a school where you will get the most Bang for the Buck. All the facilities at Tech you would hope for are present, and the school is renovating and improving at a noticeable rate, only enforcing this endowment.

    What to do for fun

    Student interests on campus are surprisingly varied, and a prospective student should easily be able to find an activity on campus they would enjoy. From sports to live action role playing with padded swords, the actives on campus are enjoyable and new. Tech is a bit of a suitcase school however, and the weekends are home to a less full campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at Tech is improving. The meal plan for students is flexible, and a student can exchange a meal at any food establishment on campus with only one exception:, the library's small cafe. In addition to meal exchanges, students also have Flex Dollars which can be spent at any location. These act as a way to purchase food outside of the three meal exchanges you are permitted a day. The dining options on campus are expanding. In addition to the main cafeteria on campus which has a buffet style serving option, different fast food restaurants are either opened or opening, including Papa Johns and Chick-Fil-A. Off campus options are varied yet delicious, and typically honor student discounts.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms vary based on which building you are in. The two buildings designated New Hall are noticeably nicer compared to the rest of the dorms, yet are more expensive to live in. Though dorms are being renovated and improved daily underneath the new President and Provo of Students, they are still slightly disappointing without any personal amenities. Once I brought in my own carpet and curtains, as well as purchased a loft for my bed, it became much more pleasurable to live in. I do not live in a New Hall building.

    Academic Rigor

    Having only taken general education classes so far, my first impression has been favorable. Nearly all my classes were taught by full time professors holding doctorates, and the classes which were not taught by them were not lacking in regards to depth and fulfillment. My one complaint is that the current registration progress is somewhat stressful, and you may have to work to get your schedule to fully fit within what you envision.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand that this school is primarily a school for STEM students: you may not fully fit in if you study a major more involved with the liberal arts. Greek life is very active here, and there is not one particular type of student who can become involved with a fraternity or sorority. One building is being fully renovated per semester, and different amenities are being installed daily campus wide. The minor inconvenience of dealing with construction is small in comparison to the more modern conveniences which will soon be available, but some prospective students could be deterred from this fact.

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Tech University is a research based school, priding itself on the strong STEM major studies it can provide. Located at an accessible location within the state of Tennessee, the nearby locations vary from student hangouts to state parks to relax in. The school is undergoing a positive transformation with new leadership, and students are enjoying new classes and accommodations being found at Tech.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe at this campus, but if I ever did I don't believe I would choose campus police to come rescue me.

    Greek Life

    Some cool fraternities and sororities here at Tech. However, don't jump into Greek Life. You really need to access your specific situation and evaluate whether or not you can balance everything that Greek life throws at you with school work on top.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can't talk about strange traditions without talking about the constant flow of kids walking down the train tracks right behind the New Hall's that seem to lead to no where. Turns out, that's where everyone goes to Wind down after classes. Apparently after a quarter mile down the tracks is some old train station that everyone seems to hang around. Proceed with caution!

    What to do for fun

    Most people go to the movies or go out to eat. Cookeville doesn't really have much to offer in the way of fun things to do so most kids just usually end up face down in a bush near a fraternity house.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe is very good, I however wish they had more options that were quicker. Swoops is always packed on lunch hour, avoid.

    Dorm Life

    The old dorms have a pretty good thing going on if you can overlook the rust & mold everywhere. The New Hall's are nice & comfy, but you don't really get to meet very many people. Also remember, New Hall is roughly $700 A MONTH per student.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are an Engineering/Sciences major they really have a rigorous courseload, but otherwise you can almost skate by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus for your first year, parking is too much of a hassle to deal with especially if it is your first time at school as well. Make sure you double check all of your financial aid papers, the financial aid office has been known to make the occasional error. Don't room with your high school friends, 90% of the time it ends badly. A random roommate albeit may be intimidating, but in the long run usually turn out much better for kids and his friendships.

    In three sentences

    Small feel, friendly people, great atmosphere, and all at a very fair price. Teachers are always very fair, some much more than others of course. Try living in the dorms to experience the college atmosphere, and all this place has to offer!

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    For me personally I think that the food isn't really that great and I would recommend getting the smallest meal plan you can if you have to get one and just get food for your dorm. That will probably be the healthiest and cheapest option.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms really isn't that bad. You get to meet a lot of different people and community showers aren't really that bad because everyone is on different schedules so there are very few people in there at a time.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great here. Engineering is probably the biggest thing here so that means that all of the math classes are challenging and so are so of the science classes. I am studying Business so the classes aren't too bad but I am challenged in my classes and I do study a good amount and.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go off to college at first you will be excited and you will feel free and think you can do whatever you want. Just remember that school is very important, I know some students that have wrecked their GPA because they lost their focus and put other things first. college is fun so go out and have fun, but just remember why you are there and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    I really like the atmosphere of the campus. Everyone is very friendly, and the professors are very accessible. The classes are a great size and it makes the learning environment ideal, and helps with students who need the one on one contact.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have never felt threatened and never hear of anything happening. It is still important to remain smart, watch you back, and prepare as if the world was ending.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. We welcome all and embrace deversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Blizards---- we take square pieces of paper to the basketball games and cause a blizard by throwing all the paper into the air! Tech was run by steam way back in the day and we still have the steam pipes that run all under campus. Those pipes are actually accessible if you are looking for an adventure!

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is wonderful for the price you pay. You wont get a better education in Tennessee for the money.

    What to do for fun

    Cookeville has lots of hiking and outdoor activities. We have gone white water rafting, caving, and hiking! A lot of students make regular trips to the square down town to go for coffee, listen to live music, or walk around the park. Oh! I can't forget about meeting friends at the two local doughnut shops and playing card games or studying!

    Food and Dining

    Tech has outsourced their dinning services to a company that no one is really fond of. Thankfully, the local community offers special discounts in the various eateries and I am able to find yummy food all around town!

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE the residential halls. I have lived on campus all three years of my journey so far and don't intend to move off campus until I go to graduate school. I love the community and all the halls are so nice. There is always something going on in my building and it has really helped my get involved on campus and become a better person.

    Academic Rigor

    Tennessee Tech is a wonderful engineering school. Therefore, we have very strong math and science departments. Please don't let this scare you away! Tech is committed to educating you and making you a well rounded person!

    Tips for prospective students

    Cookeville is known to be a windy city! We have the best doughnuts you will ever have tasted. Be prepared to be changed when you come to college, Tech will get in your soul and stay there forever. Lastly, STAY GOLDEN!

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Technological University is one of the best places to pursue education because of the professors who take time to know you by name, the beautiful campus campus, and the friendly faces scattered throughout campus. Tech feels like a smaller university, but still offers everything that a large university has to offer. Lastly, everyone on campus is committed to learning and we all share in this journey as life-long learners.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Outdoors activities, Greek

    Tips for prospective students

    Pe prepared. Don't slack. Don't eat the pizza.

    In three sentences

    TTU is an affordable university with a quality education. Interested in health, engineering, business, or education? Tech will provide you with an education will allowing you to spend your time somewhere else.