A-
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
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
University of Tennessee is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
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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
1040-1250
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,780/ 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
    $12,091/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,503/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,552/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,942/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,211/ year

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.208 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.208 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,569Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • They get out what they put in
    40%
  • Good education with great people
    23%
  • Stressed with Tuition Raises
    13%
  • Experiences the Big Orange Screw on the daily
    10%
  • Social Life
    9%
  • Fed up with the school
    2%
  • Skeptical of the experience
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.237 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.307 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    48%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    17%
  • Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me!
    9%
  • Too expensive
    7%
  • Big Orange Screw
    6%
  • Good school, but too expensive
    6%
  • Orange Nation!
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses
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Love the University of Tennessee! The university is currently undergoing a lot of construction/renovations and the results are great. New student union, dorms, and parking being built now. If you like sports you can attend any sporting event for free except for football games which are just $10. Most of my professors I had the first semester were very good/helpful. I've learned to check "rate my professor" for future classes. There is also a wide variety of dining choices on campus, almost 40 to choose from. Multiple choices on dining plans as well.
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I transferred here to University of Tennessee six months ago, and I've really enjoyed it! The student atmosphere here is really relaxed, and I've had some really great professors. There are always a ton of great student organizations to join- it's hard to NOT get involved. The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy always offers a ton of opportunities- I go to a ton of the academic seminars after class. I've also been able to transfer all my credit from my previous college and high school classes- UT does make it possible to graduate a semester early.
University of Tennessee is a wonderful school! The campus and surrounding area are very beautiful year round, yet a little hilly. Watch out engineering or chemistry students, those buildings are up "the hill" so prepare for that daily workout! Student life is actively and responsive to changes that happen both locally and nationally, and students are not afraid to voice their opinions in this safe school environment. The teachers are very genuine and want you to succeed to the best of your ability. The University of Tennessee is definitely worth noticing. Oh yeah, and Tennessee football is the best in the SEC!