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School Name: Tennessee State University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Year Founded: 1912

Number of Students: 8,930 undergraduate students

Specialty Programs: Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Greek Life:

  • Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc.,  Sigma Gamma Rho Inc.
  • Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Omega Psi Phi Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Inc., Iota Phi Theta, Inc., Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity

Alumni: Oprah Winfrey (talk show host/first Black woman billionaire in the world), Richard Dent (former NFL player), Wilma Rudolph (first African-American woman to win three gold medals in one Olympics)

What You May Not Know About Tennessee State: TSU’s former track coach Ed Temple was head coach of two Olympic teams and was recently selected as a member of the 2012 class of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

Watch a video showing Tennessee State’s recently opened Boyd Residence Hall: