Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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Reviews 2487 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Senior

Majors: I have had several lab-internships at UT. I am currently involved in a summer-internship program which helped fund my research. Research and internships are offered by most departments before the end of the spring semester as long as students are actively trying to find them. I'm paid more working in a lab than I would be with an external part-time job.

5 College Senior

Majors: Luckily, I found a mentor for my graduate program while completing my junior year of college. I volunteered in her lab before being hired and have now been asked to continue my independent project as a graduate student. It was an easy process for me due to my hard work in my undergrad.

College Senior

Campus Dining: I live and eat off-campus, generally.

5 College Senior

Athletics: The Vols are an SEC team, and while we're not the best in the country, there is huge support in the Knoxville area. On a game day, all you'll see is a sea of orange and white. Most students walk around UT representing our school colors on a regular basis.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm in a smaller college, and because of that, I have been lucky to have smaller classes and more one-on-one teacher/student learning time. I have taken a lot of interesting courses that were not related to my major due to the vastness of UT.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel UT graduates are highly favored in the work force. For my degree from this institution, most of the graduates found jobs right away and were paid appropriately for a college graduate. My major has luckily not seen a lack of jobs like other majors have.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Market Square is a fifteen minute walk from campus and has free weekend parking. A lot of cultural fairs happen there and a lot of musical concerts and plays are put on during the summer. There is also a biweekly farmers market. A variety of restaurants and good drinking bars surround this area.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus or even in the areas surrounding campus. I generally go with a group to make sure I'm not a target. I feel most crimes occur when you're in the wrong place at the wrong time or when you're doing something illegal yourself.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Middle-income families do not necessarily receive financial aid. My scholarships were purely based on academics for my undergrad;however, I am now paying for graduate school myself although it looks like I'm still a dependent on my family. Due to still having health and car insurance from my family, I receive no financial aid and will have to take out loans to fund my graduate degree.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Most of my friends are international or came to America as teenagers. I feel like acceptance is easy at my school regardless of religion, politics, ethnicity, or even sexual orientation. We have LBGT,Sex, and interational/diversity weeks sponsored by the university.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I currently live off-campus (about a ten-minute walk). With all of the construction, I have to go out of my way to get to the campus I have classes on and so I tend to drive (it's a 30 minute walk to that area of campus and very hilly). Cost is high near campus, but I like that the library is a ten minute walk from me and would prefer to live in the area I live in rather than branch further away. Parking is terrible for our campus with parking spots allotted towards 1 1/2 cars per spot. This is even worse during SEC football season!

3 College Senior

Greek Life: I belong to a community service sorority called Gamma Sigma Sigma (non-Greek organization). Our sorority does a lot with Greek fraternities and sororities for various philanthropy events throughout the year and we have always had a positive experience. Greek students tend to be more involved on campus, and while they do live in specified housing paid for by their national chapters, they don't brag about it or make it out to be anything more than a place to live.

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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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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