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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
UT Chattanooga is an above-average public university located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,099 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Chattanooga acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Early Childhood Education. Graduating 48% of students, UT Chattanooga alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,900.
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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About UT Chattanooga...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Rankings

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UTC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,934/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,317/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    55%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,099Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,140
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Either Greek or nature lover
    45%
  • Just regular people all fun to be around.
    44%
  • Diverse
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
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  • City meets nature
    53%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Oppertunities
    9%
  • Greek
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has been one of the more eye-opening experiences I've had in my educational career. While the courses offered are challenging, you will leave each day with something more than you bargained for or expected! The staff in both the common area as well as the classroom have all been extraordinary. The courses offered are diversity-oriented and encouraged which I was thrilled to find out. I have taken courses in African American literature, Women's Studies, etc. This is truly an environment that you are accepted regardless of gender or racial identification! And I have loved all of the opportunities of growth!
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I didn't realize how incredible UTC was until I started sharing with friends out of state what I thought were silly details about my college experience—classes about zombies in literature, professors who played hype music at the beginning of class, an Honors study room that looked like it jumped straight out of a Harry Potter book. After doing their due diligences, my advisors trusted me enough to let me break the 18 hour maximum every semester, allowing me to graduate in 3 years and save thousands of dollars. Apparently, not everyone graduates with a contact list full of tenured professors, industry professionals, and local celebrities... I'm glad I did!
I set out to the University of Chattanooga expecting face to face interaction, but with Covid-19 amuck, we have transitioned to an online or hybrid format. Last semester was hectic as it was for most but it was handled with great caution to the students. We were already made familiar with the online experience so it wasn't hard to get acquainted with the abrupt format. Not to mention, the professors really worked with the students to get the work finished in a timely manner. It is very professional!