Tennessee Temple University: Narrative Description

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1815 Union Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37404-3587
Tel: (423)493-4100
Free: 800-553-4050
Admissions: (423)493-4371
Fax: (423)493-4497
Web Site: http://www.tntemple.edu/


Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $600,000. Total enrollment: 427. Faculty: 47 (24 full-time, 23 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 177 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 137 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 11 other countries, 66% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 10% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 22% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview, health and immunization report, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,430 includes full-time tuition ($7000), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($5430). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $300 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: societies for men and women. Most popular organizations: yearbook, music ensembles. Major annual events: Judgement Day, Homecoming Parade and Carnival, Singing Christmas Tree. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,800 college housing spaces available; 273 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cierpke Memorial Library with 150,711 books and 76 serials. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located near downtown Chattanooga, which sits in the valley of Lookout Mountain. The campus is only minutes from all of the downtown attractions and two malls.

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