The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Student Essentials

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Blue-Tic Coon Hound
Nickname: UT
Website: www.tennessee.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,092
Out-of-State Tuition: $27,582
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 33,096
Year Established: 1794

About UTK

With nationally-recognized graduate programs, the University of Tennessee is regarded as Tennessee’s leading institution of research and educational advancement.

Located in the thriving city of Knoxville, UT’s graduate program in Engineering has been ranked ninth nationally by U.S. News and World Report. Its law school as well is highly lauded, having landed in the the 12th spot for national rankings.

Numerous other programs, including those at the undergraduate level, made it to the U.S. News list of best programs. Forbes Magazine also featured UT as one of America’s best colleges.

A research-intensive university, UT engages in research in a broad spectrum of fields, much of which has a significant impact nationally and even worldwide. The National Science Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Battelle Memorial Institute are some of the organizations with which UT has partnered.

The distinguished research and scholarship at University of Tennessee is, of course, in great part determined by the academic success and ability of its students. UT, therefore, has extremely high standards for admission. The average entering class of approximately 3,700 freshmen has a core GPA of 3.79, with forty percent of them having a GPA of at least 4.0.

With close to 400 student organization, intramural sports, various student publications, and international study programs there is no end to the ways in which UT students can enhance their skills, knowledge, talents and social circles.

University of Tennessee is also well-known for its athletic programs, as the Volunteers have competed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and BCS Bowl Games in football. In fact, the Vols have the honor of being the first team to have won the BCS National Championship game in 1998.

Financial aid opportunities are available to those who qualify. Not only does UT supply loans, grants and work-study plans. UT also fellowships to graduate students and a HOPE scholarship many of its freshmen. Contact the University of Tennessee today for more information.

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UTK Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 14 Reviews

50% of students gave The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

UT is a big campus and some students might favor a college with smaller class sizes over that. I love the campus and the art and architecture building. The campus is undergoing a major renovation at the moment too. Game days are crazy and definitely worth the experience of going.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Great School....Period


UTK Map & Location

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996


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Getting Around UTK

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Knoxville, TN

Winter
Dec
50
30
Jan
47
27
Feb
52
30
Spring
Mar
61
36
Apr
70
44
May
78
53
Summer
Jun
85
63
Jul
88
67
Aug
88
66
Fall
Sep
82
58
Oct
72
46
Nov
60
36

UTK Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 22,963
Freshman Class 5,437
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 33,096

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 7%
  • Caucasian: 82%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 2%
African American 7%
Caucasian 82%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 5%

Students State Origin:

  • Tennessee: 74%
  • Georgia: 1%
  • Virginia: 1%
  • Other: 24%
Tennessee 74%
Georgia 1%
Virginia 1%
Other 24%

Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%
Full-Time 77%
Part-Time 23%
In-State 74%
Out-of-State 26%
Women 52%
Men 48%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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