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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
UT Knoxville is a highly rated public university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,965 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Knoxville acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, UT Knoxville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
About University of Tennessee...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Website

University of Tennessee 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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1310
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$20,995/ 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
$8,903/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.222 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.222 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,965Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,352
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 132 responses
Report
  • They get out what they put in
    39%
  • Good education with great people
    22%
  • Stressed with Tuition Raises
    13%
  • Experiences the Big Orange Screw on the daily
    10%
  • Social Life
    8%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Skeptical of the experience
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.251 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.321 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 140 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    44%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    16%
  • Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me!
    10%
  • Good school, but too expensive
    9%
  • Too expensive
    6%
  • Big Orange Screw
    6%
  • Orange Nation!
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses
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I have enjoyed my first year at the University of Tennessee very much. It has many options that cater to all sorts of different people. There are many activities and clubs happening on campus that nearly everyone can find something they enjoy and belong to. Sports are also very fun at UT considering we are an SEC school, so game days are always a day to look forward to. The only things I would change are the campus housing and food because the quality of what we are getting could be better for what we are paying. I am so excited to spend another 3 years on Rocky Top because I love this school so much. Go Vols!
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Tennessee has cultivated an excellent environment for thinking, collaboration, and sharing. Similar to any organization it has it's catch points--aka the Big Orange Screw. I know my years on campus open my eyes to new sights, and presented my with exclusive opportunities; of course, "Go Vols"!
The school is an excellent school for many academic subjects. Truly, there are many stellar departments such as social work, psychology, business, etc. However, the two stars I cannot give it for are the social aspects. There are certain things about campus life that are hard for minority students, such as racial minorities or lgbtq+ students. There are also administrative issues, I find. A level of disorganization. And as with many campuses, there is an emphasis on football, which isn't necessarily bad. There is good in school pride. However, football seems to overshadow much of student life. In addition, the campus is very nice, and there are many investments on student life. There are many issues with hills, stairs, and general accessibility. Please be cautious of this.

So academics are fantastic for most departments, however, social life on campus can be daunting, scary, or dangerous depending on your demographic.