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
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Tennessee

Cost

Net Price
$19,960/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,876/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,893/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,900/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,563/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,922/ 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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.207 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.207 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,569Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
Report
  • They get out what they put in
    39%
  • 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.236 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.306 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    48%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    18%
  • Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me!
    9%
  • Too expensive
    7%
  • Big Orange Screw
    6%
  • Good school, but too expensive
    6%
  • Home Sweet Home to Me! Great staff & amenities.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
48%
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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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!
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Aside from the obvious emphasis on the Volunteers Football, the state-of-the-art Neyland Stadium, and the pride that goes along with being a Volunteer, I feel that UT generates an atmosphere of general health and wellness. Any sport or activity provided on campus is strongly encouraged and supported by the facility and administration and students of all walks of life are encouraged to get involved on some level and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while a student at UT. From the exhilaration of game day to the well equipped, clean, and maintained gymnasium and TRecs (the rec center) to the various intramural sports available, the atheltics at our school are supported, encouraged and generally well-rounded and inclusive. Additionally, our school spirit is unmatched!
I absolutely love everything about UT. The facilities, people, and education is great! The school provides one to gain knowledge that will prepare them for a great future, while also providing a true college experience. The football games and sporting events are moments that students will keep in their memories forever.