Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN, USA

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Tennessee Technological University

3.54 Average Rating

Christina from Clarksville, TN

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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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.
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
Bang for the buck
Compared to other schools you defiantly get your education here for cheaper.
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.
Great for these types of students
Engineers and shy people
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Daniel from Cookeville, TN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Maura from Cookeville, TN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The teachers are very dedicated to helping their students further their education.
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.
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!
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.
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Meghan from Crossville, TN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Most of my professors are interesting so that helps me retain the material they teach.
Am enjoying being here
I like Tech because I don't have to drive far to go home when I want to.
Bang for the buck
This is a very affordable college and there are tons of scholarships that students can get.
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.
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.
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Jessie from Greenbrier, TN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
13 people found this review useful
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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Rachel from Nashville, TN

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers that I have had are wonderful and many of the classes are small enough to be fairly intimate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Kevin from Mount Juliet, TN

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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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
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,
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.
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.
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
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Christina from Clarksville, TN

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Tiara from Chattanooga, TN

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Brittany from Oak Ridge, TN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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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.
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.
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.
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