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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Overview

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a public institution located in Knoxville, Tennessee. The location of UT Knoxville is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Known For?

5,103 Undergraduate Awards
$37,969 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The 5% student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UT Knoxville.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville makes roughly $45,100 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Rankings

Out of the 40 colleges in Tennessee, UT Knoxville is ranked at #5.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UT Knoxville has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#93 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UT Knoxville.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Wildlife Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Natural Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Forestry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Natural Resources Conservation Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Nuclear Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Social Work Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UT Knoxville has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#16 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for Social Work College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education College Factual
#79 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#130 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville?

Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Contact details for UT Knoxville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-1000
Website: www.utk.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTKnoxville
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UTKnoxville

How Do I Get Into UT Knoxville?

You can apply to UT Knoxville online at: vip.utk.edu

Admission Requirements for UT Knoxville

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Knoxville?

77% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 77%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UT Knoxville submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800
UT Knoxville received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 24 and 30.

ACT English Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 28 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Tennessee - Knoxville?

$37,969 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Knoxville is $37,969. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Knoxville, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $7,418 a year. That adds up to $29,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,018 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 23,290 undergraduate students at UT Knoxville, with 22,018 being full-time and 1,272 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Knoxville

There are also 6,170 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,018 full-time undergraduates at UT Knoxville, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Knoxville

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Knoxville Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 901
Black or African American 1,287
Hispanic or Latino 1,014
White 17,256
International Students 293
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,267

Geographic Diversity

Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 84 countries are represented at UT Knoxville. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

929 Took All Classes Online
10,041 Took At Least One Class Online
6.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UT Knoxville. In 2017-2018, 10,041 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Knoxville has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Knoxville

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville was 6.9%. This is the #1,530 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Knoxville regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UT Knoxville majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Public Services 15%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 9%
Business Administration & Management 0%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
General Education 5%
Gerontology 60%
Health Professions 12%
Industrial Engineering 3%
Instructional Media Design 67%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 10%
Nursing 14%
Other Engineering 10%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UT Knoxville ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UT Knoxville.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Public Services #3
Nuclear Engineering #4
Environmental Engineering #9
Other Engineering #14
Industrial Engineering #19
Mechanical Engineering #22
Mathematics #24
Civil Engineering #24
Library & Information Science #27
Engineering-Related Fields #33
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #33
Library Science #34
Mathematics & Statistics #36
Social Work #49
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #50
Engineering #75
General Education #81
Engineering Technologies #97
Public Administration & Social Service #138
Psychology #139
Educational Administration #179
Nursing #334
Education #425

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 492 0 229 8 729
Health & Physical Education 337 0 64 2 403
Social Work 52 49 205 24 330
General Psychology 277 0 12 21 310
Nursing 227 3 59 6 295
Accounting 160 0 88 0 248
Marketing 210 0 0 0 210
Finance & Financial Management 201 0 0 0 201
Mechanical Engineering 156 0 25 17 198
General Biology 185 0 0 0 185
Political Science & Government 173 0 2 7 182
Communication & Media Studies 156 0 13 8 177
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 174 3 0 0 177
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 109 0 45 0 154
Animal Science 122 0 11 1 134
General English Literature 93 0 11 11 115
Sociology 105 0 2 7 114
Law 0 0 0 113 113
Chemical Engineering 92 0 6 10 108
Civil Engineering 66 0 26 13 105
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 104 0 104
Electrical Engineering 51 5 33 15 104
Public Relations & Advertising 103 0 0 0 103
Computer Science 73 0 22 7 102
Journalism 101 0 0 0 101
Human Development & Family Studies 76 0 24 0 100
Industrial Engineering 34 0 45 11 90
Communication Sciences 84 0 0 0 84
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 84 84
Music 47 4 28 0 79
Nuclear Engineering 38 3 24 8 73
History 62 0 3 4 69
Chemistry 34 0 5 27 66
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 65 0 0 0 65
Library & Information Science 0 0 57 0 57
Mathematics 33 0 11 13 57
Plant Sciences 37 0 13 4 54
Food Science Technology 38 0 13 1 52
General Architecture 40 0 12 0 52
Nutrition Science 40 0 10 2 52
Anthropology 34 1 8 8 51
Economics 51 0 0 0 51
Physics 23 0 15 11 49
Wildlife Management 40 0 8 0 48
Geological & Earth Sciences 31 0 14 3 48
Geography & Cartography 38 0 2 7 47
Biomedical Engineering 38 0 4 4 46
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 36 0 6 1 43
Fine & Studio Arts 34 0 8 0 42
Agricultural Public Services 20 0 21 0 41
Soil Sciences 40 0 1 0 41
General Education 0 0 20 21 41
Materials Engineering 24 0 10 6 40
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 6 27 6 39
Human Resource Management 27 0 9 0 36
Hospitality Management 32 0 0 2 34
Business/Managerial Economics 29 0 1 3 33
Philosophy 24 0 2 5 31
Other Engineering 0 3 4 23 30
Agricultural Economics & Business 17 0 10 0 27
Drama & Theater Arts 21 0 5 0 26
Interior Architecture 25 0 0 0 25
Special Education 25 0 0 0 25
Computer Engineering 17 0 5 3 25
Statistics 14 0 10 0 24
Family & Consumer Economics 23 0 0 0 23
Public Health 0 2 21 0 23
Student Counseling 0 0 16 5 21
Forestry 18 0 2 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 20 0 0 0 20
Agricultural Engineering 13 0 4 2 19
Public Policy 0 3 12 0 15
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 2 9 11
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 2 9 11
Educational Administration 0 1 8 2 11
Public Administration 11 0 0 0 11
Classical Languages & Literature 10 0 0 0 10
Other Health Professions 0 0 5 5 10
Religious Studies 10 0 0 0 10
Landscape Architecture 0 0 8 0 8
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 2 6 8
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 2 5 7
Romance Languages 0 0 7 0 7
Instructional Media Design 0 6 0 0 6
General Agriculture 0 0 0 5 5
Writing Studies 0 0 5 0 5
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 5 0 0 0 5
Gerontology 0 5 0 0 5
Sustainability Science 5 0 0 0 5
Natural Resource Management 5 0 0 0 5
Environmental Engineering 0 0 4 0 4
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 4 4
Germanic Languages 0 0 3 0 3
Engineering-Related Fields 0 2 0 0 2
Engineering Science 0 0 1 1 2
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Legal Research 0 1 0 0 1
Other Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 0 0
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Medieval Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Systems Theory 0 0 0 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0 0
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5,103 100 1,496 580 7,279

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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