Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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3 College Junior

Academics: Competitive. If you are an average student you get the short end of the stick.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Too many conflicting class times for some classes needed for majors.

5 College Junior

Academics: My department was small, awesome, and prepared me for pharmacy school. Go Food Science and Technology!

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are wonderful! If they see that you are trying to succeed and do good in their class then they will do all they can to help you!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a psychology major, but my minor is Elementary Education, and that is my intended job post college. The program at UT is really great and provides a lot of opportunities. After graduating from UT with my Bachelor's in psychology, I will stay in Knoxville for a fifth year in order to complete student teaching and classes to eventually graduate with my Master's in education.

The work load is not as bad, everything concerning the work load mainly has to do with one's time management.


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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
Litchfield, NH
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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
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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 19 responses

  • 35% Peyton Manning - star NFL quarterback
  • 20% Candace Parker-WNBA/Olympic basketball player
  • 13% Howard Baker - former senate majority leader (R-TN)
  • 9% Lindsey Nelson - four-time Sportscaster of the Year
  • 9% Tamika Catchings - WNBA/Olympic basketball player
  • 5% James Buchanan - Nobel Prize- winning economist
  • 5% Cormac McCarthy - author
  • 2% John Cullum - actor, writer, director
  • 2% Allen West, Col, US Army, former US Congressman
  • 0% Ali Hussein Abu Ragheb - prime minister of Jordan
  • 0% Jeff Ashby - astronaut, space shuttle pilot
  • 0% James W. DeMint Jr. - U.S. senator

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 100 responses

Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 104 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants



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