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University of Tennessee-Knoxville

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

+1 865-974-1111

320 Student Services Building Knoxville, TN USA 37996

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee Knoxville is a public research institution, and it is the flagship university in the state. It encompasses the UT Space Institute and the UT Institute of Agriculture. It’s known for its business programs, as well as nursing and engineering. Notable alumni include American astronaut Scott Kelly, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, and WNBA stars Tamika Catchings and Candance Parker.

Its acceptance rate is 78%, and its graduation rate is 70%. Its student population comprises 24,254 undergraduates and 6,305 graduate and professional students. UT Knoxville’s tuition rate is $13,244 per year for in-state students and $31,664 per year for out-of-state students. The university offers 370 undergraduate programs and 547 postgraduate programs. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Students at UT Knoxville enjoy an urban setting. The campus sits on 910 acres, and Knoxville provides a thriving culture of entertainment, history, and festivals. When they’re not exploring the city, students might hike through the 1,000 acres of the Urban Wilderness Forest, or they might venture into the nearby Smoky Mountains. On campus, students participate in over 300 study abroad programs or 500 student organizations and clubs, which include more than 40 fraternities and sororities. The UT Knoxville sports teams are known as the Volunteers or Lady Volunteers – most refer to them as “Vols” for short. The teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference, and football season is a particularly big draw at the school. Students are so enthusiastic about their teams that, in 2017, they broke a record: 4,223 students formed the largest human letter – a giant letter T – in the Neyland Stadium field.

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