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Tennessee State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,302 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 46 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ohio Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $138,280)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $57,805)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 19 24 - -
Basketball 11 14 - -
Football 82 - - -
Golf 8 5 - -
Softball - 18 - -
Tennis 8 8 - -
Volleyball - 11 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 69.9%
Hispanic 2.1%
Non-resident alien 1.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.8%
Two or more races 2.1%
White/non-Hispanic 22.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 9
Drug Law Violation 47
Liquor Law Violation 17
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 30
Reviews Dorm Life
  • True*Blue*Tiger
  • 3
  • The dorms do need to be renovated, but they are livable. The water, air condition, and safely are all up to pare. Just take care not to be messy or…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Student from St. Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I really liked the food at TSU, theirs tons of options, and between dining dollars and your meal plan you'll be more than fine.

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  • 3
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    lots of options for everyone. a little on the bland side but it's not nasty at all. A nd it's all you can eat. If you are a student whose parents can't afford to send you extra money or to stock you up on snacks, no need to worry, you will not go hungry here!!! You also get $300 dinning bucks to spend at campus restaurants like chick-fila etc.

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  • 4
  • Jalen from Richmond, VA
  • I am a current student here

    On campus there is the cafe and other food restaurants to eat at. Everything is basically covered in the meal plan. You hardly have to come out of pocket for food and if you do its by choice, not because you have to.

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  • 3
  • Kanesha from Nashville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Being that I worked in a restaurant, I normally had food from there. Yet, when I did eat on campus, our meals were great and now I understand that meals are healthier than what they were in 2008.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student from St. Louis, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I am not greek, but I went to a lot of their events. Greek life is great, courtyard wednesdays are so much fun and always give you something to do.

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  • 0
  • anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    I thought it would be more like stomp the yard lol. But I hear during the spring Greek life is much more active

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  • 0
  • Kanesha from Nashville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    I have not surrounded myself around Greek Life, yet it is a HUGE culture at Tennessee State University and it is ALWAYS a show to see.

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  • 0
  • Ma'Khya from Southfield, MI
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Andre'
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Arianna from Indianapolis, IN
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Autumn from Lithonia, GA
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Kenisha from Bartlett, TN
  • I am a current student here

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

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