Tennessee Tech University, located in the Upper Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys earning the designation for the last four years. It has also been ranked as a “Best Southeastern College” (five times) by the Princeton Review. These rankings are reflective of the commitment that the university has toward the lifelong success of its students. The campus is located on 235 acres of land and houses 87 buildings. The small class sizes assure that students receive the individual attention essential for educational growth. The University also sponsors over 190 student organizations on campus which further strengthens the relationships between the faculty and students. Tennessee Tech University offers a welcoming campus, an affordable education and a challenging and rewarding environment for international students.
TTU is situated in Cookeville, a growing town with a population of 25,000 that offers a combination of small town charm and low cost of living with easy access to scenic woods and short drives to busy metro areas. TTU is nestled between Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga about 1 hour from each. Cookeville is consistently ranked one of the top 10 locations in the US with one of the lowest costs of living. A variety of cultural and sporting activities are available for students to enjoy. The campus is close by to many beautiful lakes offering activities including swimming, canoeing, fishing, and hiking. Downtown Cookeville is alive with unique and distinctive shops. The town also hosts a variety of museums, drama centers, and craft fairs for students to enjoy.