University of Tennessee

3,152 reviews
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Tennessee is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996
Website

University of Tennessee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,863/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,770/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,025/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,198/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,954/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,405/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.202 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.200 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.200 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,337Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • They get out what they put in
    36%
  • Good education with great people
    24%
  • Stressed with Tuition Raises
    14%
  • Experiences the Big Orange Screw on the daily
    11%
  • Social Life
    10%
  • Fed up with the school
    2%
  • Skeptical of the experience
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.229 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.299 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    49%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    19%
  • Too expensive
    8%
  • Good school, but too expensive
    6%
  • Big Orange Screw
    6%
  • Rocky Top will always be Home Sweet Home to me!
    6%
  • Great faculty, lacking administration
    2%

After University of Tennessee

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.126 responses

Reviews

3,152 reviews
  • Excellent
    527
  • Very Good
    1116
  • Average
    1206
  • Poor
    208
  • Terrible
    95
Aside from the obvious emphasis on the Volunteers Football, the state-of-the-art Neyland Stadium, and the pride that goes along with being a Volunteer, I feel that UT generates an atmosphere of general health and wellness. Any sport or activity provided on campus is strongly encouraged and supported by the facility and administration and students of all walks of life are encouraged to get involved on some level and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while a student at UT. From the exhilaration of game day to the well equipped, clean, and maintained gymnasium and TRecs (the rec center) to the various intramural sports available, the atheltics at our school are supported, encouraged and generally well-rounded and inclusive. Additionally, our school spirit is unmatched!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
University of Tennessee is a wonderful school! The campus and surrounding area are very beautiful year round, yet a little hilly. Watch out engineering or chemistry students, those buildings are up "the hill" so prepare for that daily workout! Student life is actively and responsive to changes that happen both locally and nationally, and students are not afraid to voice their opinions in this safe school environment. The teachers are very genuine and want you to succeed to the best of your ability. The University of Tennessee is definitely worth noticing. Oh yeah, and Tennessee football is the best in the SEC!
  • Junior
  • 5 days ago
Being an entering freshman, I have not officially sat in a classroom and begun coursework with individual Professors. However, I can comment as to the support and ease of signing up for courses, as well as the overall accessibility of the courses I wish to take and the variety of courses that support my major. I was able to quickly and easily meet with Dr. Kojima and hash out which direction my studies would need to take in order to achieve my goals. She and I were able to choose the appropriate courses for my major, select times for classes that worked well within my schedule, and agree upon which courses I should take and why. This is just another instance where I have had very positive experiences with UT and the Professors, Advisors and Faculty. Even down to the fact that a majority of my classes, despite having thousands of students enrolled at UT, may only have 25-30 students in each class. These are high school numbers which will only serve to further support me and the other students. Hats off!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago