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

Diversity: Part of being a Vol means accepting everyone.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: The lgbt and international community is strong on campus. The respect is decent for one another on campus. However, there are racial and economic discrimination via student to student and from administration to student.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: There's a ton of diversity

3 College Junior

Diversity: There's quite a bit of diversity on campus. We also have LGBT things that happen so that's good. On the other hand, I come from a very sheltered, non-diverse high school so maybe I'm not a very good judge

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Tennessee works hard to promote the acceptance of all races and ethnicities. It's very comforting to belong to a school whose students and faculty care so much about everyone.


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  • 160th
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  • 1232nd
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  • 1280th
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Kristen Lewis
Litchfield, NH
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Most students will probably agree that UT is much more diverse than the high school they attended, regardless of their background. Many high schools in Tennessee are rather homogeneous, regardless of their size. While an individual's perception of UT's level of diversity may vary, UT does make many efforts to accommodate minority students and make their college experience rewarding.

UT has attempted to attract more minority students through various programs and offerings. UT attracts a wide array of international students, and chances are very likely that you will share a class with one. While UT's level of diversity may be considered less than ideal by many students, students of all backgrounds are comfortable at UT.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 29%
22-24: 25%
25+: 20%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 4%
Asian American: 10%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 6%
Native American: 0%
White: 78%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
The campus is accepting of its gay and lesbian students, and has groups such as the Gay and Straight Political Network and the Lambda Student Union.
Political Activity
College Republicans and College Democrats are two of the main political groups on campus.
Economic Status
The students at UT run across the board as far as economic status is concerned. Of course, on a college campus, everyone is going to try and convey the impression that they have a bit of money with more expensive clothes and accessories. The economic diversity on campus, however, is very wide ranging.
Most Common Religions
Baptist and Methodist are the most prominent religions.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Black Cultural Programming Club, Association of Black Communicators, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 113 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 20% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 16% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 112 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 23% Conservative
  • 31% Moderate
  • 29% Not sure
  • 7% Liberal
  • 4% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 115 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 114 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 113 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 11% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 44% Very accepting.


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