Knoxville, TN
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
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4 College Senior

Computers: Speed is fast I just wish I knew where all the computer labs were (second floor hodges fills up quick)

3 College Junior

Computers: Printing on campus is really annoying and expensive. Wireless is available everywhere. You most likely need a personal computer and printer for your own sanity.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computers in Hodges Library but they take a while to load up when a lot of students are using the computers

4 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own laptop so i rarely use the campus computers, but they are very convenient.

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4 College Student

Computers: Printing is really cheap, 2 cents a page, and there are computer labs all over campus with staffed OIT staff. UT wifi is always pretty fast and has only gone out maybe once. A personal computer isn't necessary but a lot of things are turned in online and business majors are required to have a laptop.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 332nd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 343rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 806th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Litchfield, NH
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Vast improvements have taken place in the last several years in regards to technology. Computers are accessible to students, and the network is speedy enough to satisfy those accustomed to DSL and cable networks. No matter how many computers are on campus, nothing beats having a computer of your own. Very few people come to Knoxville without one, and you will probably regret not having a personal computer when the labs are crowded or inconvenient.

UT’s computer store, located in the UC, has just about every software application you will need, and most of the hardware you might need, as well. If computers have not been a big part of your life so far, you will be surprised how dependant you become. Downloading music and communicating with friends are only the tip of the iceberg. Many class-related needs can be fulfilled on a computer, and it is commonly a priority to set up your computer on UT’s network the day that you arrive.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
The Commons North and South in Hodges Library
Charged to Print?
2 cents per black and white page, 50 cents per letter-sized color page, 65 cents per legal-sized color page, $1 for large format printing
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe and Corel programs, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft Office suites, and others are available to students, faculty, and staff at discount prices (usually 65%–75% off retail). For more information, visit
Did You Know?
The University's network is extremely fast! Get ready for some intense online gaming and file sharing throughout your dorm!

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 154 responses

Very weak
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

How necessary is it to bring your own computer?    Based on 168 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 76% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 18% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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