UTK

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

1015 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,156
  • Class Notes
    1,213
  • Textbook Notes
    350
  • Study Guides
    1,593
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,970
  • Previously Enrolled
    748

Overview of University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK)

About this school

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a private college in 1794, it became the first campus of the University of Tennessee in 1879. UTK graduates finish college with less debt than students at most national universities, based on a recent survey by "U.S. News and World Report." Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communications, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine, and the Schools of Biomedical Sciences and Information Sciences. Many programs are ranked among the best in the nation, including accountancy, business and law. In addition to a quality education, UTK's beautiful location, temperate climate and recreational opportunities make it very competitive among peer institutions. 128 National Merit Scholars are currently enrolled at UTK. Its 533-acre campus is located in Knoxville.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:22,317
    • Men:11,202 Men (50.2%)
    • Women:11,115 Women (49.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (UTK)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Tennessee is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 10
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone
(865) 974-1111
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins September 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
High school prerequisite units required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 18,872 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 10,692 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 8,180 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
6,124 (42%) of 14,526 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,098 (38%) of 8,219 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,026 (48%) of 6,307 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.94
375 And Above
64%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
608 average |560-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
13%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
35%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27 average |24-30 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
30%
• Score 24 - 29
54%
• Score 18 - 23
16%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UTK)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $12,970|Out-of-state: $31,160 (41.93%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,696 (34.58%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,598 (5.17%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,666 (18.32%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Tennessee accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003530
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,686 (96.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,021 (64.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,020 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
675 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$14,137
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,812 (93.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,128
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,988 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,435
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
872 (17.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,577

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
18,421 (88.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
12,244 (66.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,133 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,383 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$13,351
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,577 (87.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,498
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,890 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,942
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
2,968 (14.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,988

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,872
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Military Science, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,792

Academics & Instruction (UTK)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,567

Part-Time Faculty


185

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,401,928
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1298
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Tennessee provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.2%

Programs & Majors (UTK)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (76)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Chemistry and Physics
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (143)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Aviation
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Leisure Studies
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Religion
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Theater
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Transportation Management
  • Travel and Tourism

Campus Life (UTK)

Location & Geography

Population


182,200

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


600 acres

Weather


Temperature
26 average low in January, 84.5 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Knoxville
Nearest Train Station
219 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


67%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tennessee Blue Tick Coon Hound (Volunteer and Smokey)
School Colors
Orange and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, field hockey, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Tennessee offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, fraternities/sororities, religious organizations, campus events board, black cultural programming committee, student government association

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


14% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,965

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
22,317
Women
11,115
Men
11,202

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 6.6% Black/African-American
  • 4.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.6% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


1.7% from 42 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


6,004

Student Resources (UTK)