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  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 21,489 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UT Knoxville acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Psychology, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 73% of students, UT Knoxville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

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.

UTK Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1150-1330
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,019/ 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
$9,890/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.229 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.229 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    38%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,489Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,326
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
  • They get out what they put in
    41%
  • Good education with great people
    22%
  • Stressed with Tuition Raises
    13%
  • Experiences the Big Orange Screw on the daily
    10%
  • Social Life
    8%
  • Fed up with the school
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.258 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.328 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
  • Good education with great people
    44%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    15%
  • Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me!
    12%
  • Good school, but too expensive
    8%
  • 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
73%
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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In the middle of the spring semester, every class turned online. I believe that all my professors did an amazing job with the transition. I must say it was quite rocky at first but eventually, everyone stook together and got through it. I believe that zoom was incredibly helpful and convenient for teachers to communicate with their students. A suggestion that I would make is that the all teachers have a couple of hours of office hours in order for any questions to be asked. In addition, I know a lot of my peers were struggling with technology errors, so I hope next semester there are better ways to handle technological difficulties. Overall. I believe that online classes were still a huge success!
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For my freshman year at college, I had several great experiences. Specifically, I made several new friends and increased my connections to professors and lecturers. In addition, I love going to TRECS where I could work out after my classes or play basketball with my friends. The best thing at the University of Tennessee has to be football games. The entire stadium is filled, screaming "Rocky Top" is definitely an amazing experience. Even though last semester got cut short due to coronavirus, I can not wait for what sophomore year holds!
I am so happy at the University of Tennessee! I am an out-of-state student, and before college, I knew nobody else going to UTK. However, the family-like atmosphere here has made made me feel very welcomed and at home! Everyone on this campus truly wants to see the university and its students succeed. There is so much to do and get involved in on campus, whether that be with academics, sports, clubs, Greek life, etc., and the academics are strong. Overall, it's a great university and I am proud to be a Volunteer!