Students Say

The University of Tennessee “provides a family-like atmosphere full of opportunity and support!” Life at UT is all about “atmosphere, affordability, and school spirit.” Many here tout “the school spirit and sense of community.” In addition, the “in-state tuition and scholarship money” make “Tennessee a good deal for the amount you pay. I have fabulous teachers, great friends, fun activities to participate in, nice housing, a decent meal plan, and I pay $2,000 for all of it.” “Although [UT is] a large school, you’re not just a number; you’re a face, a person, and a name.”

Overview

Applicants
14,396
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.85

GPA Breakdown

62%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 640
SAT Math
520 - 650
ACT Composite
24 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

The University of Tennessee “provides a family-like atmosphere full of opportunity and support!” Life at UT is all about “atmosphere, affordability, and school spirit.” Many here tout “the school spirit and sense of community.” In addition, the “in-state tuition and scholarship money” make “Tennessee a good deal for the amount you pay. I have fabulous teachers, great friends, fun activities to participate in, nice housing, a decent meal plan, and I pay $2,000 for all of it.” “Although [UT is] a large school, you’re not just a number; you’re a face, a person, and a name.” In general, “professors greatly appreciate an appetite to learn, and they welcome challenges that help us learn and grow as students.” Most are “very intelligent, open to debate, well-versed on their topics, and willing to meet with students outside of class for any reason.” One student says, “the majority of my experience with academia and professors has been diverse and excellent.” UT embraces a classic liberal arts core dedicated to “helping students find their passions by providing a friendly and intellectually enriching environment to learn, lead, and grow.” UT offers “many opportunities for involvement” and “sets a high standard for success.” Attending UT “is about pursuing excellence in all areas of your life and using the knowledge you gain to prepare you for your future.” It also “has a well-known medical program” and—for many—is “close to home.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
2,074
with Terminal Degree
1,718

1,191
Men
883
Women
343
Minority
55
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
92%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback

Min Kao
CEO of Garmin Ltd., world's largest manufacturer of GPS devices.

Howard Baker, Jr.
Former Senator Reagan Chief of Staff and Ambassador to Japan

Pat Summitt
All-time winningest Division 1 NCAA college basketball coach

Sharon Price John
CEO, Build-A-Bear

Dave Ramsey
Financial Author and talk show host

Mark Dean
Former IBM Fellow and PC patent holder

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

A year of tuition for a full load of courses at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville costs about $9,736 if you are a resident of Tennessee. If you are from another state, you’ll pay about $28,186. The estimated cost for room and board is $10,296.

Bang For Your Buck

UTK offers students the standard docket of work-study and state and federal grants and loans. Scholarships are plentiful. More than $35 million in scholarship funds are awarded annually, with fouryear, one-year, and renewable scholarships available. A few highlights include: Bonham Scholarships, which are four-year awards based on academic merit. They provide six new recipients with $5,000 per year for four years. The Manning Scholarship honors Peyton Manning, a 1998 alumnus, who was the protoypical scholar-athlete. The scholarship awards recipients $6,000 per year for four years. The University of Tennessee Achieve the Dream Grant recognizes high-achieving students from lower-middle-income families. Awards are based on academic achievement and financial need. Awards come in the form of four-year grants with a maximum amount of $3,000 per year, when combined with the UT Volunteer or University Scholarships.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,172

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,665

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,483

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$23,729

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,172

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,736
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$28,186
Required Fees
$1,510
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,582

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,664

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

“There is not one ‘popular’ group of students. We have athletes, artists, musicians, dancers, religious students, scientists, Greeks, volunteers, etc.” In general a live-and-let-live atmosphere pervades this “friendly” “energetic,” “personable” campus; “All students fit in extremely well.” The Greek community here “is especially prevalent.” Some wonder “how non-Greeks fit in.” “The conservative, upper-class attitude is definitely the one with the strongest voice.” However, others counter this stalwart image. “The best thing about being an average student here? If you don’t want to conform, you don’t have to.” “Once you go beyond the surface and away from the jocks and sorority girls, there are all types of students at UT.” Others enthusiastically concede, “The literary snob crowd is small, but it’s here, they do cool stuff, and they welcome new folks all the time with open arms.” A typical student “studies hard, but parties even harder at the appropriate times.” Classical entrees to social life include “to become part of the Greek system here or be an athlete.” Most students exhibit the hallmark “Southern hospitality” and are “industrious, honest, charitable, and compassionate.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
21,182
Out of State
9%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
113

Demographics

2.89%
Asian
7.45%
African-American
2.83%
Hispanic
81.84%
Caucasian
1.90%
Unknown
2.04%
International

49% female
51% male
9% are out of state
93% are full time
7% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The typical UT student “loves all aspects of the university’s life from its sports to its long-standing traditions.” Students flock here for “family history, athletics, and to sing ’Rocky Top.’” “We love football just about as much as academics.” However, academics here are just as intense as athletics. “Being a larger university, I have had many more opportunities than people I know at smaller schools in education as well as extracurriculars.” “The University of Tennessee combines the best of all worlds: great education for a great price, sports, social life, and a ton of extracurriculars to choose from.” In fact, many say, “there are so many clubs and groups that on a social level UT doesn’t feel large at all.” “There’s also a great selection of food and a wonderful gym.” Life at UT is all “about education, community, and becoming a true Tennessee volunteer.” “There’s a great sense of unity.” The university “tries extremely hard to encourage acceptance of several kinds of diversity.” A “LGBTQ Resource Center [recently] opened on campus.” “There is also a large ‘Stop Bias’ program that is promoted.” In general, there are “tons of clubs and organizations to get involved with if you are passionate about something.” If pressed to note a campus flaw, students say UT is “stuck between a river and downtown Knoxville, so it now has no room to expand and way too many hills. So they’ve crammed all these buildings into too small of a space.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
37%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
76
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Emily Singer

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
412
Number of Honor Societies
27

Number of Social Sororities
18
Number of Religious Organizations
38

14% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

31% participate in intramural sports
3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Volunteers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Volunteers)
12 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Safe Zone Staff and Student Trainings, Lambda Student Union, Lambda Legal Society, LGBT and Ally Resource Center, LGBTA Alumni Chapter, Support Groups, Chancellors Commission for LGBT People http://lgbt.utk.edu http://lgbt.utk.edu

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

In recent years, the University of Tennessee—Knoxville has taken several major steps toward reducing its environmental impact while building a culture of sustainability through its comprehensive program “Make Orange Green.” UT has developed several policies aimed at reducing the institution’s environmental impact, including a broad energy conservation policy as well as the Sustainable Building Policy which makes the LEED rating system the standard for all new construction and renovation projects. Additionally, students at UT pay a “Green Fee” each semester which has been used to fund a variety of initiatives and projects on campus since 2005. In 2013–14, UT became the number one purchaser of Green e-certified renewable energy credits in the SEC, offsetting a third of its energy demand via green power. Moreover, UT has taken steps to reduce its energy demand through efficiency projects and outreach efforts such as the Power Down Pledge drive, which has garnered over 5,000 signatures. Academically, UT students can chose from over 225 of sustainability related courses across seventeen degree programs. In the fall of 2012, a Sustainability Major was established, making UT one of the first large institutions in the Southeast to offer such a program. UT students also take advantage of their close proximity to the Smoky Mountains by going on expeditions through the University of Tennessee’s Outdoor Program (UTOP). Every year, UT becomes a greener place to learn, live and work. From UT Recycling’s award winning “Green Team” of student volunteers at every home football game to UT’s Farmer’s Market, it is easy to see how UT has made Orange the New Green.

Green Rating
92
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
1%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
31

Average Number of PC's per Lab
27

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
75%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Laura Stansell
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
2712 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone
865-946-8687

Email
utktours@utk.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ayres Hall and the Hill
Neyland Stadium
Hodges Library "The Commons"
Pedestrian Mall and Walkway
T-Recs (Student Recreation Center)
McClung Museum, Alumni Memorial Building and Cox Auditorium, Thompson-Boling Arena

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Knoxville (Gay Street and Market Square)
The Old City
Third Creek Greenway trails
World's Fair Park
"The Strip" - Commerical venues adjacent to campus
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee River and area lakes, IJAMs Nature Park.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday & selected Saturdays
8am-4pm
865-946-8687

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
Not Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Not available

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Limousine and Taxi from McGhee-Tyson Airpot (TYS); Greyhound Bus Service to city.

Driving Instructions to Campus
South of Cumberland Ave. west of downtown Knoxville, Exits 386A, 386B, 387 from Interstate 40.
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Key Stats

14,396
Applicants
21,182
Size
72%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists