University of Tennessee

3,181 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%
  • Fed up with the school
    0%

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%
  • Great faculty, lacking administration
    0%
  • Home Sweet Home to Me! Great staff & amenities.
    0%
  • Cutting edge education and caring Administration
    0%

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

3,181 reviews
  • Excellent
    524
  • Very Good
    1109
  • Average
    1201
  • Poor
    208
  • Terrible
    95
I'm a Freshman seeking a degree in engineering here at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Overall, the campus life is great. Everyone is fun and the mood around campus is upbeat and happy. There's a lot of places to get food and the residence halls are fairly nice as well. The professors are solid, but sometimes if you get a foreign professor you can't quite understand what they're saying or doing, but you can check for their reviews online before registering for the class. I'd say the only complaint about the University is the shear amount of money it costs seems a bit extreme. But, overall a great university and a great campus.
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
Unless you would die to support the football team, you mean nothing.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 days ago
The school is awesome and I enjoy going to the football games!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 days ago