Tennessee has a number of colleges and universities with different qualities that should be considered. From a safety standpoint, University of Memphis beats out University of Tennessee with a safety score of 93.9 out of 100 to 93.1 out of 100. The average student loan varies from school to school with Belmont University having the highest average outstanding student loan amount of $10,179. However, students are able to save some money by searching online for cheap textbooks with our textbook search engine located in the sidebar.

When determining the best overall college or university in Tennessee, including multiple factors such as quality of education, safety, cost and student reviews – Vanderbilt University scores highest with a 97.1 out of 100 score, followed by Sewanee – University of the South (95.7) and Union University (95.1). For more detailed information on particular schools select from the list below:

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