Tusculum University Joins Shorelight

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on September 19, 2022

Embark on a wonderful collegiate experience at Tusculum University! Located on a gorgeous wooded campus in the state of Tennessee, Tusculum provides an optimal study environment and extensive learning opportunities that will equip students to be career-ready professionals.

With students from around the world, Tusculum provides a rich cultural experience that expands horizons. Best of all, a Tusculum degree is affordable.

Tusculum, located in Greeneville in East Tennessee, is now accepting international student applications through Shorelight. Ranked #67 in Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Tusculum provides all the elements of an unforgettable educational experience. With an enrollment of about 1,300, Tusculum offers a close-knit classroom setting, individualized learning opportunities, and a variety of community engagement activities.

Students are not a number. Their professors will know their name. Tusculum’s size gives students abundant opportunities to make a difference from the start. Faculty and staff are focused on helping students succeed and support them every step of the way during their collegiate journey.

Tusculum enables students to explore their faith in greater depth. The university welcomes students of all faiths and those who do not have a faith system. Regardless of their beliefs, students receive ongoing support in Tusculum’s caring Christian environment.

Tusculum has impressive alumni. Among them are the president of administration for the National Basketball Association and the 2018 winner of the National Book Award for poetry. Others are business owners, principals, legislators, government administrators, and community leaders. A Tusculum degree will enhance graduates’ chances of success.

Why Study at Tusculum University?

  1. A pioneer in higher education — Tusculum University is the first higher education institution in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the United States. Founded in 1794, Tusculum’s civic arts curriculum inspires students to be engaged in the communities where they live and work. Enrolling at Tusculum will give you opportunities to participate in research, such as anti-cancer drugs, and internships, which will prepare you to enter the job market with the skills to succeed.

  2. Inclusive educational opportunities — Recognized as one of the top universities in the South for social mobility, Tusculum University offers an affordable education with immersive classroom experiences, community engagement, diverse career pathways, and more. As a member of the First-gen Forward initiative, Tusculum offers programs designed to support students unfamiliar with the university experience in navigating the campus, the classroom, and the social experience. As a result, students succeed and thrive throughout their studies.

  3. A calm and focused learning environment — Tusculum University is in Greeneville, Tennessee, in the Appalachian Mountains region. With natural beauty and small-town charm just steps from campus, students can pursue a wide range of outdoor activities, enjoy Southern cuisine, and meet friendly locals. Within an easy drive, students can have fun at a wide variety of music festivals and watch a NASCAR race.

Accolades for Tusculum University

U.S. News & World Report, 2022

  • #49 for Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie) in the South

  • #67 in Regional Universities South (tie)

Tusculum University’s Degree Programs for International Students


College of Business

  • Economics

  • Marketing

College of Civic and Liberal Arts

  • Art & Design

  • Criminal Justice

  • Historic Tourism

College of Science, Technology, and Mathematics

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Psychology


College of Business

  • Business Administration (MBA)

Browse the full list of degree programs >

Picture Yourself at Tusculum University

Tusculum offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs and a Master of Business Administration. The university’s pioneering spirit, combined with strong academics, expert professors, and diverse student body provides an ideal environment for international students planning to study in the US. With an average class size of 16, the university enables students to meaningfully connect with faculty for in-depth discussions and guidance. At Tusculum University, students have access to a wide selection of resources to explore their passions and discover their purpose and calling.

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