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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 $35,500.
About University of Tennessee...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Website
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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
1140-1310
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
$20,995/ 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
    $11,537/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,905/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,591/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,258/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,636/ year
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Academics

Professors
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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.217 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.217 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,965Undergrads
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 127 responses
Report
  • They get out what they put in
    40%
  • Good education with great people
    21%
  • 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.246 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.316 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 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
    8%
  • Too expensive
    7%
  • Big Orange Screw
    7%
  • Orange Nation!
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
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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University of Tennessee Reviews

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UTK is a large school that offers smaller clubs and organizations to help students feel interconnected. The numerous programs give the campus a smaller feel and allow students to forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Coming into UTK as a freshman without knowing many students in my cohort, I quickly surprised myself with how welcoming everyone is. It's great to be a Tennessee Vol!
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The University of Tennessee is a great school. This school heavily emphasizes research, so if you happen to get professors who are there for research and teach because they have to then you may have a lacking experience. However, I have had wonderful professors who really care about your education. This school offered many experiences and organizations to be involved in, and I am sure I would have enjoyed college much more if I lived on campus and got involved. Overall the campus was amazing and my education was as well. You get out of it what you put into it!
The University of Tennessee has always given me positive experiences. I truly enjoy the environment that Knoxville and the campus has to offer. UTK has an energy of its own. On football game Saturdays, Knoxville is all orange and all Vol. The admissions advisors are extremely helpful, and the student ambassadors are too! I love the University of Tennessee and cannot wait to further my education there!