Founded in 1915, Tennessee Tech-known in the South as TTU, is a nationally ranked university with the Colleges of Business, Engineering, Education, Arts & Sciences, Agriculture & Human Ecology, Fine Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Located in Cookeville, with a population of 30,000 people (the Upper Cumberland, has an overall population of 100,000 residents). We are centrally located between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Tech is surrounded by State Parks, 50 waterfalls, lakes, and rivers, some compare the diversity of the wildlife to that of the Amazon.

Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 79%
  • Average ACT score: 24
  • Average SAT score: 1160
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries, Forestry, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, Journalism, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology
  • Full list of majors available


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $38,500


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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