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B
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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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  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 8,875 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Chattanooga acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Psychology. Graduating 44% of students, UT Chattanooga alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
About University of Tennessee - Chattanooga...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southern Conference
Address
615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Website
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University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
920-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,559/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,122/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,881/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,470/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,712/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,802/ year
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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
45%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,875Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Either Greek or nature lover
    50%
  • Just regular people all fun to be around.
    38%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.111 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • City meets nature
    57%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Oppertunities
    9%
  • Greek
    7%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Reviews

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I am a future student for UTC, and I have fallen in love with it! It is not too big or not too small, it is just perfect. The buildings are equipped with the best technology available, and the dorms are the best ones I have seen. Those two things are very important to me! The curriculum is outstanding as well. There are various activities all around campus for every individual. If you are looking for a college where you will fit right in and have perfect college experience, then check out UTC. It is truly a hidden gem!
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I've had a pretty solid experience so far at UTC. Started in the dorms my freshman year and eventually moving off campus, everything is walkable (including downtown), there is a ton of nightlife, and the resources available to students is pretty phenomenal. Parking is awful - best to buy parking passes well in advance and don't expect to find anything if you're coming from off campus - but the nursing program is stellar and really competitive, as are most of the programs there. I highly recommend because of the size (big enough that you'll meet a lot of people, small enough that you'll feel known in your classes - most are 25-100 people) and the location and price - you can't beat the dorms!
Non tenure track professors put more effort into teaching than tenured/tenure track professors, at least in the CECS department. Food options at the University Food Court is much better than the university "restaurant" offered on campus through an expensive meal plan. UTC is located in downtown Chattanooga. Students who enjoy outdoor activities will enjoy studying here. The city is also host to one of the fastest internet connections in the nation through EPB. The library is an excellent resource. There are plenty of campus events and organizations to take part in. Some academic programs offered are ranked higher than others, naturally, so it's worth investigating. Scholarships are available to mitigate the cost of tuition, which is fairly affordable since UTC is a state school. Honors program is excellent. Construction projects are long, annoying, and a major inconvenience.