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There are many universities and colleges in the Nashville area, but the main ones are Vanderbilt University, on West End Ave. (tel. 615/322-7311), a private 4-year research-oriented university; Tennessee State University, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd. (tel. 615/963-5000), a public 4-year university; Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd. (tel. 615/460-6000), a Baptist liberal arts university; and Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave. N. (tel. 615/329-8500), a private 4-year African-American university.

There are about a dozen major colleges and universities in the Memphis area. The most prominent are Rhodes College, 2000 North Pkwy. (tel. 901/726-3000), which has a Gothic-style campus located opposite Overton Park; and the University of Memphis, on Central Avenue between Highland and Goodlett streets (tel. 901/678-2000), located on a large campus in midtown Memphis.

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