College Freshman 2013-12-07T04:03:15Z
We are one of the top ??% of HBCUs.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:53:00Z
They have everyone here. That I know of at least.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:48:37Z
I got what I needed after a some misunderstandings and miscommunication.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:47:30Z
Off campus is for upperclassmen. I have two more years to go before i work on off-campus housing.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:45:35Z
I like my program. I have no idea what I would if I had to do it again. I want to be a pharmacist in my own store. my concern is the education I need for the job and how much it will cost.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:41:49Z
I have no problems, yet.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:39:13Z
Health & Safety:
It's a public campus so I eclectic some dangers but the school and myself take precations.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:36:08Z
Some are family owned and they give light to new cultures. But some of them need to rethink there employees and costs.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:33:35Z
It's a great school. But it has some very big let downs that should be fixed. I love the feeling i get when I look around. Then it is ruined because my classmates don't want to act like the mature people they claim to be. Some of my friends are considering transferring to a different school because of all the drama.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:30:12Z
It is convenient to have. Sometimes the portions are really a let down. Weird ingredient mixes but some work out for the better. There are only two restaurants on campus. I got really tried of them. It also depends who is working and the days. Sometimes the weekend staff slack up and e food sucks. At least it's a cooked meal.
College Freshman 2013-12-07T03:24:52Z
I have to take the campus shuttle to the downtown campus. It is a relief that all I have to do is wait on it. But that's when I have trouble. I usually have to walk across campus to get to the stop from my dorm. Plus the stop is in an open area and is accessible to all types of weather.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T11:24:35Z
Despite all it's shortcomings, my school is home. The smaller campus size makes it feel just like that. All the problems (financial aid, poor dorms, average facilities) all give the school its character. Making it through these struggles also means that student who graduate are more prepared for the outside world because they are used to having to work hard a push themselves to get the things they want done. I love my school, and I will be absolutely proud to say i attended it once i graduate.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T11:21:16Z
The campus is located near downtown, so there a few different place students like to frequent. The cost of most places near the school (not many of which are within walking distance) are fast food or neighborhood/family run restaurants and are failry reasonable priced. There are also place such as Chilis, Fridays, and J. Alexander's, which can get quite pricey if you order with your stomach. The only places that offer any real student discounts are the family run restaurants such as Knockout
Wings, a wing shop the students on campus are very familiar with. Its one of the must go places around campus. Another area that is great for food, but a bit on the pricey end, is West End Avenue near Vanderbilt University, it has plenty of variety and numerous food stops that serve delicious food.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T11:07:52Z
The weather in Tennessee never knows what it wants to do. In the fall, the high could be 41 on Monday, and 60 on Tuesday, and you might even see snow in late fall. Its hard to dress in the fall because it may start out in the 30s in the morning, but by noon when the sun is at it's apex, it could reach 70, so generally easily removable layers are key. In the winter and spring, things are more definitive, but you still don't know what to expect in terms of precipitation. I would say that the crazy weather just makes the campus experience more interesting, it certainly gives yo an impressive wardrobe that could work in any climate.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T11:01:34Z
The student body wholeheartedly supports all of our teams, but football and basketball most of all of course. The student have gone as far as to create a pep club that follows the team to every game and sits on one section to always provide support for the teams. The teams usually do quite well, in fact, the football team went 8-3 last season. We have plenty of alumni that show up to every event in tons of school apparel, which gives a great sense of the pride that comes along with going to TSU. The school spirit as far as the students are concerned is good, but could be better since most of the campus decides to party instead of go to games, then celebrate the victories by partying more, sometimes with the teams themselves. The athletic facilities on campus are some of the best looking and best taken care of buildings you've ever seen. Even the athletes dorm is bigger, newer, and more accommodating than any dorm on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:52:58Z
The facilities are mostly run down and old, but it gives you a sense of history about the school. The outward appearance of the buildings would not suggest the disrepair of some of the buildings on the inside. Walking around the campus is peaceful and at times a wonderful sight to see. The athletic center is well stocked with several different workout stations that are free for any student to use. The library is quite old, but is a wonderful source of information if internet searches prove to be useless. There are many events hosted by different organizations on campus that keep things alive and interesting everyday, and the venues in which they are held serve as cool hangouts for students during free time or even for study sessions.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:52:58Z
The campus is relatively small with a total population of just under 10,000 students, which means you will get to know tons of people and form close and lasting friendships. It allows word to spread about events through word of mouth, which i feel is great. It also means that you are likely to find several people with the same interests as you and form meaningful partnerships that help you and others others do better in school. The campus life, while rough around the edges, really bring the students together. The poor conditions of the dorms get people talking to those in power as well as motivating students to clean up and get involved with community service. Some of the organizations on campus have direct ties to major companies such as Nissan, and their recruiters come directly to certain organizations, which is a great opportunity to obtain a career even before you graduate.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:40:37Z
We have zero tolerance/immediate expulsion rules in place for drug use, smoking, and drinking (even if you are 21) on campus. This is rigidly enforced and dorms have regular random room checks. The is a mandatory quiet time for all dorms beginning at 7pm, which isn't very strictly enforced until someone complains about another occupant. Attendance is very strict as there have been many students on full scholarship that do not attend class and use the dorm as a hotel, thus wasting government money. The campus has significantly crakced down on this by only allowing 2 absences from a class without proper documentation (such as a doctors note or family emergency. Visitation is a shaky issue, and it is constantly being revoked due to the male student sneaking into girls room.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:34:40Z
Being a Historically Black College/University, most of the students tend to be southern African Americans. Most of which come from under privileged households. There isn't very much diversity, but there is a great deal of acceptance of other cultures aside from the 9/11 terrorism stereotypes that many southerners apply to any east Indians on campus. Sexual orientation isn't a large issue, and there are many homosexual students who express themselves freely and without persecution on campus. The only challenges in regard to ethnic diversity i see are; the weariness given to east Indians, and the grouping of the Caucasian students as they are far outnumbered buy African Americans. Every body seems to get along just fine other that those issues.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:26:54Z
Funds are hard to come by at most HBCUs. I found myself bouncing from office to office to find the right person to correct any financial mistakes in receiving my aid. There are lists of scholarships available at the financial aid office, but many of them go unused by the generally lazy and uneducated student body. The key to getting financial aid straight at this school is to submit everything extremely early. If you wait, there will be massive lines and all the funding (scholarships and work study) will be gone, so plan and talk to advisors for the next semester about a quarter to halfway through the current one to avoid any delays in receiving financial aid.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:22:00Z
Guys & Girls:
TSU is known locally as a party school, and it does live up to that name. The guys are very stylish only to impress females who they try and sleep with on a daily basis, but aren't very smart academically or socially. The females are gorgeous and most of them dress like and are sluts, but some are classy and mature. Most students are interested in partying, but the other percentage are focused on community service and graduation. The social scene revolves around parties and what organization (greek or otherwise) you are a part of. relationships tend to be one night stands, but you meet the occasional couple who have been dating since high school.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:16:32Z
The computer labs are always packed and the computers run the older Windows xp operating system and tend to be mind-numbingly slow. Printing on campus is easy and accessible, when the printers work and have paper, and the charge is included in tuition. The network is absolutely atrocious, professors are constantly extending deadlines for online assignments due to the network being down or extremely slow. Wifi blankets the immediate campus, but speeds are abysmal in certain buildings. A laptop and printer are an absolute must if you plan on getting your work done on time.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:11:19Z
The parking permits are included in tuition and are only about $25-40 per year, however, it's around $125 to purchase a reserved parking spot permit. Tickets given (usually for parking in the wrong place such as handicap or reserved spots) can be exorbitant (nearing $200-250) and are regularly enforced. The campus provides a shuttle that can take you downtown, but that's the only place it goes, and there aren't any major shopping areas in walking distance of the school, so for any student a car is a must. On campus parking becomes problematic if you arrive after 9am, as a majority of the student have classes around that time, and finding a spot at noon is near impossible.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:05:59Z
Off campus selection is essentially left up to the student. If you ask the right people, you may obtain some assistance, but otherwise you are on your own. The campus is small, so living off campus isn't ideal; living on campus immerses you in the experience of the college itself, and missing that is detrimental to any student.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T10:02:50Z
Our greeks do great things in the community and almost every student wants to pledge. The greeks do become full of themselves at times because of their elevated status on campus.
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