Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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Reviews 2475 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't really go out at all basically because of some stories I've heard.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are great for what they are. You are mainly paying for convenience on campus.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Lots of really cool places to go in the city which is just a short walk from campus. Excellent restaurants. Great coffee places.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are measures in place but some students are the problem.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I have not experienced the nightlife.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Most of the campus dining is really expensive or unhealthy.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some pros of off-campus housing are, being able to choose roommates and the prices can be less expensive as on-campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There isn't much ethnic/racial diversity.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Even eligible for school scholarships you still may not receive any, but calling and speaking to someone in the financial aid department may be helpful in figuring out why aid was not received.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Things like alcohol and drug use are not taken lightly on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Most of the students often attend athletic events and show a lot of school spirit by cheering on the teams no matter what.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most classes are too large. Courses that are uninteresting to most are often mandatory.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career services on campus try to help as best as they can.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: University relations with Greeks are terriblie.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Knoxville has its problems - but it's fairly safe.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The houses are like 100 years old...

3 College Junior

Athletics: We want Dooley back! NOT!

3 College Junior

Majors: There are hundreds of options

2 College Junior

Majors: A lot of the work is theoretical, thus not very applicable in the real world.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: For non-procrastinators, scholarships are readily available.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of hidden gems.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: UTK has been an awesome experience thus far.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Jobs are tough - luckily UTK is a great school.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is nothing quite like a mountain/river view.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The freshman 15 is more easily attainable than ever


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Kristen Lewis
Litchfield, NH
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UT draws students from all over, and it is little wonder why. UT has a personality all its own. The level of pride and tradition here is among the strongest in the country, and the amount of support Knoxville has for UT is amazing, especially with sports. You will love the laid-back Southern style UT has to offer, and you will enjoy spending time with the people you meet here. Ask any UT alumni about their most positive life experiences, and I guarantee you that most of those experiences will have occurred at UT.

It is understandable to see how UT can appear intimidating on paper, especially to those coming from a small town. There are many different activities to become involved in, and they are yours for the taking if you are willing to make the effort and work hard. The key to success at UT, as well as any college, is to learn to manage your time properly. As long as you remember that education is the main reason for coming to UT and prioritize accordingly, you will be very happy during your college days.

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