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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$38,663 Avg Cost After Aid
75% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at UT Knoxville have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UT Knoxville is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville makes roughly $56,615 a year. This is 39% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into UT Knoxville?

You can apply to UT Knoxville online at:

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 Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Knoxville?

75% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
UT Knoxville has an acceptance rate of 75%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% 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 590 and 670. Math scores were between 580 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 590 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 580 to 670 )
UT Knoxville received ACT scores from 62% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 33. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 33 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 29 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 25 to 31 )

Can I Afford The University of Tennessee - Knoxville?

$38,663 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Knoxville is $38,663. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UT Knoxville, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $9,233 a year. That adds up to $36,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is 1.1%. 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

23,875 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,067 undergraduate students at UT Knoxville, with 23,875 being full-time and 1,192 being part-time.


There are also 6,634 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 23,875 full-time undergraduates at UT Knoxville, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 919
Black or African American 1,195
Hispanic or Latino 1,306
White 18,854
International Students 193
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,408

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

1,869 Took All Classes Online
14,495 Took At Least One Class Online
141.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 14,495 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.


This school is the 4th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

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 141.5%. This is the #346 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Knoxville regardless of major.

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 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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