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University of Tennessee Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
33%
Average Housing Cost
Poll
51%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.175 responses
Poll
62%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.319 responses

Food

Campus Food
B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 594 responses
  • Chik-fil-A underneath PCB
    14%
  • Southern Kitchen
    12%
  • Starbucks in Hodges Library
    12%
  • Any of the places in the UC
    10%
  • Einstein's Bagels in Art and Architecture
    10%
  • PCB in Presidential Court
    7%
  • Fields of Green in the UC
    7%
55%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.206 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 173 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    54%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    3%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
70%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.199 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 154 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    38%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    40%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    19%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 160 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    18%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    53%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    22%
  • Not very visible.
    6%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 328 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    48%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    48%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    3%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 265 responses
  • The Rock
    19%
  • Colors
    14%
  • Vol Walk
    13%
  • Volapalooza
    11%
  • Mascots
    10%
  • HOMECOMING WEEK
    9%
  • Home Games
    9%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 219 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    12%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    52%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    23%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    5%
  • Parties? What parties?
    7%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 120 responses
  • Boxing Weekend
    35%
  • Florida Vs. Tennessee game
    33%
  • Alabama vs. Tennessee game
    14%
  • The varies Homecoming parties
    7%
  • any game we win
    3%
  • Vanderbilt vs TN
    3%
  • Georgie vs. Tennessee game
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
14%
Women in Sororities
24%
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.258 responses
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