Life in Cookeville

Good Points about Life in Cookeville


  • Cookeville has one of the lowest crime rates in the USA
  • TTU has the lowest crime rate of any school in the State of Tennessee.
  • You rarely hear of theft, shootings, or any malicious acts
  • TTU has a very comprehensive safety and security staff
  • Only 18 crime incidents occurred atTennessee Tech, all were related to book thefts in the library.


  • TTU is considered one of the Best Buys in the USA

 Many choices, many majors

  • TTU offers over 55 programs ranging from Engineering to Education


  • TTU is centrally located between 3 areas, 1 hr from Nashville, 1 hr 15 mins from Knoxville, and 1 hr 30 mins from Chattanooga

 Working on campus

  • Many students ask can they work on campus.

The answer is a definite yes,Tennessee Tech has many on-campus jobs

  • Also Internships are plentiful in the region
  • ManyTennessee Tech majors recommend or require the students to have a COOP, students will receive payment for these COOP programs.
  • TTU’s Career Services assists students in finding a COOP or Internships, they also will help you write your CV/ resume’

 Cost of living

  • On and off campus housing are available
  • The medium cost of rent in Cookeville is $2 to $350 U.S. dollars for a 1 bedroom.
  • Furnished  housing are also available for $500 a month, all utilities, cable, washer and dryer are included.
  • Cookeville is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 lowest cost of living in the USA.  

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