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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the professors that I have encountered are great teachers, and actually care about their students

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that the degree that I will graduate with will be able to secure me a future career that I will thoroughly enjoy.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: we have the emergency buttons all around campus in case there is an emergency, and the police will be notified immediately

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in a dorm is awful. Yes, you are close to classes, but you have to have a roommate and have virtually no privacy. Also, the dorms are all very old and the amenities in them are terrible.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: the sorority housing is really nice and up to date, but the fraternity houses are older and need work done.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose to go to UT again because it has offered me so many possibilities to expand not only my academic knowledge, but my cultural and social knowledge as well. The school has allowed me to also become more independent and responsible.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is the drug that I have seen to be most prevalent, especially for Fraternities. I have honestly rarely seen much more than that around campus. It's all about the crowd you hangout with. UTK takes drugs very seriously on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: All of the courses I have taken have been top of the notch with great curriculum and standards. As far as professors go, I have had mostly great ones. The worst professors I have experienced are ones that are so knowledgable about the class that they have a hard time communicating the topics to the students. All in all, I have had great experiences in class and with professors. Rate My Professor allows students to know exactly what type of teacher to expect, so it's not hard for students to find the best professor for how they learn.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: From what I have heard, a degree from UTK is seen as a very prestigious degree. When people see that a student graduated from UTK, it is highly valued. I believe that most people can easily find a job upon graduating from Tennessee. UT is always very helpful when it comes to assisting their students in finding jobs, or internships.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: As far as campus crime goes, I have not heard of much. UTK has an alert system in which every student receives a detailed text message and email when crime or sexual assault happens on campus, so students know to stay away for the area, and take the proper precautions. Our campus has emergency calling stations in which students can press a button that immediately alerts campus police. As far as sexual assault goes, compared to what I have heard about the awareness at other campuses, I believe UTK takes it very seriously. They start making students aware at Freshmen orientation. They also have posters posted all throughout campus reminding people that it's not consent until there is a firm "yes" from the other person. Lastly, our campus has what is called "Sex Week", which I believe is a great thing. This week spreads awareness about sexual assault, as well as safe sex. Some people around the community and parents of students believe that this week should not exist, but in my opinion, it is a great event UTK allows because there are many people that are sexually active in college.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is very convenient to live on campus. The only thing I would consider a hassle would be the non-commuter parking. It is sometimes far away from some of the dorms, but it is not too bad. All of the dorms have loading zones for you to park your car at and luggage carts if you have a lot of things you need to carry to your room. The dorms are very close to classes, and everything is within walking distance. If I could go back, I would consider living on campus for all of my college career. The cost is very reasonable, and the social atmosphere is great. There are always events going on in Presidential Court. UTK is currently in the process of redoing all of our dorms, and making them all apartment-style, so once that project is complete, the on campus living options will be even better. One of the new dorms will include a non-commuter parking garage underneath it.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Though Greek life is a big part of social life at UTK, there are still many more social clubs that students can join. No one treats you differently just because you aren't a part of Greek life. In general, students are very open, and they do not judge people by their social lives. As far as how Greek students are viewed by non-Greek students, I would say that it is a pretty indifferent opinion. Sorority Village includes a house for every sorority on campus. These houses were completed about 3 years ago, so they are still very new. Every single house is so beautiful, and generally house about 40 girls.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Our varsity sporting events are some of the most fun, and the best in the country. Even if we're not doing well, we still have a great turnout because Tennessee has the most devoted fans in the country. Our school spirit is amazing from "Big Orange Fridays", where students wear orange every Friday, to "I Love UT Week" towards the end of the Spring semester. Intramurals are also a big part of student involvement at UTK. I know so many people that participate in them, and there are so many different sports/clubs that students can be a part of.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have always wanted to go to UTK since I was little, and it has been nothing short of my expectation. I have been going there for 2 years now, and the more I advance into my major, Therapeutic Recreation, the more I love it and see the passion my professors have for the field. I went through sorority recruitment last year, and I am very glad I did. Being in a sorority has helped me develop a better social life, and find a smaller niche within the UT community, which I believe is important at a school that's as big as UT. My school is unique because of the love that everyone has for the campus, sports, and the city of Knoxville. Football season is what makes UT the ultimate experience. It brings to light all of the traditions UT has to offer, and it makes me feel proud to be going to such a wonderful university. One final thing that I believe is important about UT is that the school requires its students to live on campus their Freshmen year. This helps students make friends, and get the full campus experience from walking to football games with friends, as well as hanging out in Presidential Court. If I had the chance to do it all over, I would stay at the University of Tennessee. Rocky Top will Always be Home Sweet Home to Me!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is some underage drinking, but nothing out of the ordinary for a large campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UT is a respected University with TONS of Alumni presence and workforce support. Job fairs are always happening, and it is easy to get help finding internships and practicums that lead to jobs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a double major in a large program and a small program, I get to experience both sides of UT. Some classes are very large and competitive, and others are small, personal, and insightful. I have had great professors who are willing to help and want students to grow as adults and professionals. Other students are very supportive and approachable as well. Resources available to students are abundant.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is certainly a strong support for victims of assault and a strong initiative to make sure environments are safe. However, some areas of campus can be dangerous after dark.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings themselves are nice, but the housing process is an absolute nightmare at times, and dorms are not finished when they are supposed to open. Construction crews are almost always late. Big Orange Screw in this area.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life by a pro-Greek standard is a dream. If you are non-Greek, you can certainly make many friends (in or out of sororities and fraternities), but they are cliquey and somewhat rude. Separated for sure.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is no atmosphere that compares to Neyland Stadium on a Saturday in the fall. 102,455 people singing "Rocky Top" in harmony to cheer on the Vols. 8-time National Championship Women's Basketball. Rocky Top is like no other.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Faculty is knowledgable and willing to help. Athletics are GREAT, as well as the arts. Great place to live and work (and play).

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes are average. The professors love what they do and you can tell that they do. Their passion can be seen in the way they teach and through their vast office hours.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The university of Tennessee has many connections in the professional world. To achieve an internship, you have to be applied to your cause. When professors and administrators see that, they will do everything they can to get you into an internship in your respective field.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe at this school. Now regarding female safety, I have asked multiple female friends and they said that they couldn't feel safer at this school. We have an honor code, but we still lock our equipment up because there are those few who don't believe in the honor code.

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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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