Undergrad Profile


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is Tennessee’s land-grant institution and the flagship campus of the statewide UT System.

AT A GLANCE

Enrollment: 28,321 (22,317 undergraduate and 6,004 graduate and professional)

Academic Colleges: 11

Degree Programs: 900+ (360+ undergraduate programs)

Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1

Priority Admission Deadline: November 1

Regular Admission Deadline: December 15

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of Tennessee as one of the top 100 “best values” among public colleges.

The Princeton Review includes us among the schools providing the best return on investment in Colleges That Pay You Back.

Forbes ranks the University of Tennessee as one of “America’s Best Colleges.”



Founded in 1794, our University thrives on excellence, innovation, and tradition. We are committed to leadership and service in our community and beyond—after all, we are Volunteers.

Our faculty are renowned scholars in their disciplines and committed teachers who serve through the University’s 11 academic colleges.'

We’re committed to ensuring our campus is a welcoming environment where people are open to learning from one another. We celebrate our differences and the opportunities they create through experiences with people who have different beliefs and come from other places, cultures, and backgrounds.

Academics
Thanks to our wide variety of undergraduate degree programs—more than 360, in fact—you’ll have no problem finding the course of study that’s right for you.

We’re dedicated to your success. From academic advisors to Living and Learning Communities to the Student Success Center, we provide our students with a top-notch support network.

The Honors & Scholars Programs at UT provide a more intimate college experience within the context of a large research university by integrating academic achievement and student life within a culture of intellectual and civic engagement. Each of our programs offers a unique honor experience to appeal to a variety of student interests and talents. Students may qualify for programs like the Chancellor’s Honors Program, Haslam Scholars Program, Honors Leadership Program, or the 1794 Scholars Program.

Research
UT is a premier research institution whose work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world. Our award-winning faculty and students collaborate to find solutions in everything from mental health and education services to economics and taxation efficiencies.
A unique partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory allows students to work beside some of the
world’s renowned engineers, microbiologists, and ecologists.

Athletics
This is Big Orange Country. A perennial powerhouse in several sports, UT fields 18 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams and is home to more than 500 student-athletes.

The Vols and Lady Vols play as members of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference.

Tennessee has won 23 national championships and 195 SEC championship titles.

Campus life
Education is about more than lectures and exams. Our 910-acre campus is a thriving environment where students live, eat, learn, hang out, work out, and play. UT offers more than 600 active clubs, including sororities and fraternities, professional societies, sports, and international interest, academic, service, and government groups.

Our students can live in 12 on-campus residence halls. Our campus is always growing and we are adding modern facilities, including a new Student Union center. Members of our Living and Learning Communities have unique opportunities to merge academics and interests with residence hall life.

There are more than 40 dining locations on campus, including retail restaurant options and homemade fare. Plus, there are convenience stores, markets, fast food, and coffee shops located all around.

Visit campus
The Campus Visit Program is the best way to see UT. Student ambassadors lead prospective students and their families on a tour that includes residence and dining facilities, academic buildings, campus services, and our green spaces. The visit also includes an information session with an admissions counselor.

Tours are offered throughout the year during the week and on select Saturdays. More info is available at visit.utk.edu.

Apply
The first step in becoming a Volunteer is to create a VIP (Vol in Progress) account at vip.utk.edu.

Your personalized VIP account allows you to share your interests with UT. As a VIP, you’ll have access to up-to-date information, campus tour registration, invitations to special events, and—most importantly—you’ll be able to apply for admission.

If you’re planning to apply to UT and other universities, you may also use the Common App, which requires you to fill out only one application, at commonapp.org.