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Cookeville - Tennessee's College Town

Tennessee’s College Town

Your road to success begins in Cookeville! Voted the number one greatest affordable college town in the country by Great Values Colleges, Cookeville is approximately 82 miles east of Nashville, 109 miles west of Knoxville and 96 miles north of Chattanooga – bringing you right in the middle of everything.

People from around the area come to Cookeville to eat, shop and play, and students can enjoy a variety of amenities here including parks, the arts and a vibrant variety of local shops and eateries. In fact, the city is located within an hour of 10 state parks, features multiple venues for live music and the arts, and has hidden gems like Cream City, Poet’s Coffee, Ralph’s Donuts and Crawdaddy’s.

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Kester Nucum, computer engineering major

“In the heart of downtown, it’s just a short walk to Dogwood Park, the Railroad Depot, and the Public Library, a few of my favorite places to stroll around and explore within the city.”


Sam Vesely, journalism major

“I love hanging out in Dogwood park. It’s the perfect place to set up a hammock in the summer and you can walk to the rest of downtown in just a few minutes!”

City of Cookeville, Dogwood Park

Morgan Lee, journalism major

“I love Cookeville because of all of the amazing local businesses! It's so easy to shop local here!”


Makeya Prince, communication studies major

“My favorite thing about Cookeville is all of the hiking locations. When life is crazy Bee Rock is my go-to place to relax”.

TN Vacation

Evan Roberts, engineering major

“Burgess Fall is only a few minutes from campus and is a great spot to go for some fresh air.”

TN State Parks

Colt Elrod, wildlife and Fisheries major

“Cookeville's skate park has a really chill environment, and everyone is always cool. I've made some really good friends there, and there are areas to skate for all levels of skaters.”

City of Cookeville, Park View Park

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Paint the town purple and gold! Many Cookeville businesses support Tech students, faculty and staff by offering discounts all year long. Most only ask that you show your Eagle Card to receive the discount. Just look for the distinctive Tech Pride signs in their store fronts!

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