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Colleges / Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About Tennessee State University

We are so happy you are considering Tennessee State University! Please apply today at www.tnstate.edu/apply

Tennessee State University is a public, state institution in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee State University was founded in 1912. The college currently enrolls around 8,077 students a year, including 6,375 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Tennessee State University

It is not difficult to get into Tennessee State University. The acceptance rate at Tennessee State University is 56%. In 2022, 10,497 students applied to Tennessee State University and 5,911 were admitted.

Tennessee State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
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Tennessee State University is located in the city of Nashville.

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Wondering what life at Tennessee State University is like? There are approximately 8,077 students enrolled at Tennessee State University, including 6,375 undergraduate students and 1,702 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 51% percent are from TN and 49% percent of students are from other states.


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