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Location
Knoxville, TN
Undergrads
19,591
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: The variety of topics and classes are fantastic. There are many options as far as electives and humanities go, and everything is delivered in a way to appeal to a growing and curious mind.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The courses are specific to help increase learning. Concentrations provide the easiest way to get a broad full education and truly learn as well as get experience.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Main library is huge! has floors designated for quiet, group study which is ideal during exam week. Workload is pretty fair for a student attending this school; challenging but that's what we need!

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Haven't gotten too deep into my major so I couldn't answer this.

5 College Junior

Academics: Politics are strong and constantly heaving on campus. I have lots of opportunities to network and learn about those on the opposing sides of my thoughts.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 67th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 464th
    Best Course Variety
  • 913rd
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 1005th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1121st
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Hometown
Litchfield, NH
Major
Anthropology
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After the first day of classes, you may feel that UT is a large school with cold and hard professors. As time passes, however, you will learn that they are human and want you to learn the material and develop as a student. Most professors really do want you to visit them during office hours, so don't be afraid to ask for extra help!

Some professors may be difficult to understand, but you will be surprised how easily you pick up on their lingual nuances. Teaching assistants will often make you laugh with clever explanations and witty responses to questions. You will encounter a bad seed from time-to-time, though. Whether it is a professor who is too wrapped up in his research, impossible to understand, or generally lousy at lecturing, chances are strong that you will have no choice but to endure a few bad profs. Every professor has quirks and pet peeves, such as late students, absent students, cell phones, lack of class participation, sleeping, or the mandatory squirming and packing up by students around the class's ending time. Tennessee 101 is a useful tool to check out professors while scheduling classes. Remember, however, that evaluations are completed by the students that actually show up to class. The expected grades they report and the professor evaluation may be higher than if all students were present.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,641
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
278
Total FT Faculty
2,276
Faculty with Terminal Degree
82%
Average Faculty Salary
$85,071
Full-Time Retention Rate
85%
Part-Time Retention Rate
38%
Graduation Rate
66%
Programs/Majors Offered
139
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 30%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 62%
  • 50 or More Students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Design
  • Art
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Information
  • Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 2%
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management: 2%
  • Political Science and Government, General: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • The Library
  • The school cafĂ©
  • Your dorm lobby room
Tips to Succeed
  • Do not let the surrounding environment, which is often carefree and fun-loving, distract you from your goal of obtaining a degree. Not to frighten you, but there will be many faces disappearing the following year because they did not take grades seriously. It is important that you put the time into learning class material so you can get good grades. Those who do not make academics a priority either will not return next year or will not be accepted into their major.
  • Take it upon yourself to become acquainted with your graduation requirements, and take your four-year academic plan very seriously. The ultimate goal of a college education is be able get a return on an investment, meaning you will be able to start a successful career and utilize your skills.
Did You Know?
Top "feeder" high schools for UT include Farragut, Bearden, Red Bank, Houston, Germantown, Ooltewah, Brentwood, Centennial, Knox West, and Soddy Daisy.

Student Polls

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 34% Peyton Manning - star NFL quarterback
  • 19% Candace Parker-WNBA/Olympic basketball player
  • 13% Howard Baker - former senate majority leader (R-TN)
  • 9% Lindsey Nelson - four-time Sportscaster of the Year
  • 7% Tamika Catchings - WNBA/Olympic basketball player
  • 6% James Buchanan - Nobel Prize- winning economist
  • 4% Cormac McCarthy - author
  • 3% Allen West, Col, US Army, former US Congressman
  • 1% Jeff Ashby - astronaut, space shuttle pilot
  • 1% John Cullum - actor, writer, director
  • 1% Haslam
  • 0% Ali Hussein Abu Ragheb - prime minister of Jordan
  • 0% James W. DeMint Jr. - U.S. senator

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 100 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 104 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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