University of Tennessee

3,130 reviews
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.136 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.133 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.133 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 53 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    38%
  • Stressed with Tuition Raises
    19%
  • They get out what they put in
    19%
  • Experiences the Big Orange Screw on the daily
    11%
  • Social Life
    11%
  • Skeptical of the experience
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.176 responses
Poll
48%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.239 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Good education with great people
    70%
  • Up-and-coming but still has a ways to go
    22%
  • Big Orange Screw
    4%
  • Too expensive
    4%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses

Reviews

3,130 reviews
  • Excellent
    515
  • Very Good
    1095
  • Average
    1190
  • Poor
    204
  • Terrible
    94
Really cool college. Campus life is wonderful, and it's easy get involved and you should get involved. Food isn't all that great on campus, but there are many options outside. The school is also really focused on athletics and Greek life. Living on campus is also awesome and if you don't know anyone, you should definitely try it to make some friends. It's a bit expensive and you should know what you want to become if you go to this school, because it's easy to become a super-senior (5th year senior.) Although, some programs require you to stay for 5 years, like architecture. It's really terrible the state has cut funding for the diversity department, so you shouldn't expect too many programs from them unless they get their funding back.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago
I've taken many many tours of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. It always feels very safe and everywhere I went I was greeted with smiles and knowledge! I applied for early admissions and hopefully I hear back very soon!
  • Niche User
  • 17 days ago
So far I've had a great time at the University of Tennessee. The teachers and students feel as though their more like than family than my peers. If I could change one thing, it would be making the University more diverse.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago