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UT Knoxville is a public graduate school in Knoxville, Tennessee. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 6,079 graduate students. Of the 86 graduate programs offered at University of Tennessee, 14 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Tennessee are Social Work, Business, and Specialized Teaching and Education. 38% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
6,079
Part-Time Grad Students
2,311
Research Assistants
1,146
Teaching Assistants
1,455
Racial Diversity
  • White
    68.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    13.6%
  • African American
    5.4%
  • Hispanic
    3.9%
  • Unknown
    3.9%
  • Asian
    2.1%
  • Multiracial
    2%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Driven
    29%
  • Down-to-earth
    57%
  • Friendly
    14%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 7 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    43%
  • Great brand name
    14%
  • Exciting!
    14%
  • Independent and flexible
    29%

Professors

Poll
86%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.7 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 7 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    14%
  • <$25K
    86%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 7 responses
  • $50-$75K
    29%
  • <$50K
    29%
  • Did not graduate yet
    43%
57%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.7 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$37,703
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$815
National
$949
Median Home Value
$128,800
National
$184,700
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University of Tennessee Reviews

28 reviews
My instructors were very well qualified, but the bulk of assignments were group projects, and for most of our classes I feel I was inadequately prepared to secure a job in my field. The most helpful classes were those that helped you get acquainted with a specific type of job and the work they entail, rather than those for familiarizing you with the different principles involved in the career.

The nature of most classes made the readings pointless since our grades rarely reflect them, so not many students bother to read, as there's no reason to retain information from 90 page readings each week if you aren't applying it in coursework. The professors were almost always available save for a few classes, though, and were good with interacting with the class. However, the near-3 hour length of the classes were, in my opinion, counter-intuitive, with many students being unable to remain invested in a class past a certain point, even with breaks.
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It was a good school for what I was expected to pay, but I wish I had gone elsewhere. I wasn't very involved in student life, but we usually couldn't go a month without having some racist event taking place on campus. Navigating around the large campus was easy though, thanks to the free trolley/bus system, which was a necessity given the chaotic parking.

As a graduate student, housing options are expensive and limited if you don't have outside income; most apartments are in the $700-$1000 range, which can be next to impossible if you don't already live nearby or if you're coming straight out of undergrad. The few less expensive options are close to a mile away, meaning you're relying on your own transportation or the bus system to get to campus.
Excellent! Again, I haven't attended the school myself yet, but I have known plenty of people who have been more than happy with the state of the academics at the University of Tennessee.