The University campus is magnificently landscaped and won the Grand Prize in a national competition run by the Professional Grounds Management Society. The buildings surround many varieties of trees and flower gardens typical to the state of Tennessee. Walkways through natural surroundings put everything within relaxing walking or bicycling distance. With over 7,000 students, the University remains a tranquil place.
The University has the most modern facilities including an automated state of the art library, computer/fiber optic cable connections in university housing, superb sporting facilities such as a jogging/exercise trail, indoor Olympic swimming pool, tennis/racquetball/basketball courts, weight-lifting rooms, a new recreational building, etc.
The University provides the essentials for a full, well rounded academic and social life. There are sports and recreation, live performances, fraternity and sorority parties as well as opportunities for actual socializing. Off campus, there's shopping, dining out, and at the nearby Kentucky Lake and Reelfoot Lake, there's boating, fishing, and camping.
The University of Tennessee at Martin is located in northwest Tennessee. The University of Tennessee at Martin was recently ranked as the safest in the state and the sixth safest in the United States according to FBI figures. Martin is a typical American town with traditional American values where students can experience American culture first hand. It is a town where students can live and learn free from big city anxieties frustrations and indifference that can often overwhelm the new comer to the United States.
Nearly everything in town is close to dormitories and university apartments. Classes, banking, shopping, restaurants, laundry, sports facilities, etc. are accessible on foot or bicycle.