Athens State University
Athens State University was established in 1822 as the Athens Female Academy, with the purpose of addressing the educational needs of women in the community. It became Athens Female Institute in 1842, after it was transferred to the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Church. After several more name changes, the institute became Athens College in 1931, and in 1974 it was officially approved to become a public institution of higher learning.
Athens State University today has over 3000 students enrolled each semester. One of the many buildings on campus is the McCandless Hall, which houses the university auditorium and was built in 1912. the Office of Student Activities provides students with programs to get them involved in the campus community. Students can even be involved in the university's student newspaper.
- Minimum GPA 2.00
- Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61