The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the flagship campus of Tennessee’s premier land-grant institution. 


Our campus is walking distance from downtown KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, a thriving midsize city, home to music venues, museums and galleries, local sports teams, restaurants with delicious food, and eclectic shops. We’re located within a day’s drive of nearly half the US population and 15 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), which offers more than 120 daily flights to many major cities.


Type of SCHOOL: Public university

Size of Campus:
910 acres (3.68 square kilometers)

Number of Students:
28,321 students (22,317 undergraduate; 6,004 graduate and professional)

Number of Faculty:

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
11 colleges offering 900+ programs of study (360+ undergraduate programs; 530+ graduate programs)

Geographic Diversity: Students come from across the United States and 100+ countries.

International Student Services:
In addition to the support we offer to all our students, UT’s Center for International Education (CIE) provides orientation and advising to international students.

International Student Budget:
Estimated total expenses (including tuition, fees, insurance, books, and food) are $45,774. Visit for details.

Financial Aid: UT invests in your future with a high-quality, affordable education. Nearly 90% of all undergraduates and 92% of entering freshmen receive financial aid and scholarships from federal, state, and private sources. International undergraduates may receive as much as $15,000 a year in merit-based scholarships, renewable for up to four years.

Test Score Requirements:
UT accepts standardized test scores from either the ACT or SAT. Test scores are used in admission decisions and in determining scholarship awards and other campus opportunities, including eligibility for honors and scholars programs.
UT uses a superscore policy for both ACT and SAT scores, which means if you take an exam more than once, we take the highest scores earned in each part.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
October 15:
Application deadline for admission for spring term
March 15: Application deadline for admission for summer term
June 15: Application deadline for regular admission for fall term
November 1: Application deadline for students interested in applying for competitive scholarships for fall term
June 1: Application deadline for students interested in the International Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (IUMS) for fall term
Application fee: $50 (fee waivers available for qualifying students) 

As the #1 public institution in the state and a nationally ranked public university, UT makes a difference in people’s lives through research, leadership, and service.

Academics and career preparation
UT’s 360+ undergraduate programs are taught by professors who are experts in their respective fields. Our programs emphasize learning through experience, encourage global perspectives, and foster leadership potential. Because our region is home to major research institutions and national and international corporations, students have world-class internship and career opportunities.

Among the country’s top 50 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report, our nationally ranked colleges and programs include the Haslam College of Business, ranked 27th among all public universities and home to the third-ranked undergraduate Supply Chain Management program. Our Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 34th among public schools.

Fiske Guide to Colleges rates UT one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” schools. Their 2018 guide recognizes our Architecture, Business, Communication, Engineering, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work programs, as well as our Sustainability major and Leadership Studies minor.

And we provide a great education at a great value. According to The Princeton Review’s Colleges That Pay You Back 2017 edition, our Center for Career Development “does an amazing job helping undergraduates kick-start their professional lives.” The center connects students to our network of 245,000 alumni, opening doors for students looking for internships, as well as graduates progressing in their careers.

UT offers more than $46 million in scholarship funds each year, along with state and federal grants and work-study funds. International undergraduate students may receive as much as $15,000 a year in merit-based scholarships, renewable for up to four years. All international undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for a scholarship.

As a Carnegie-classified “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity,” UT is an elite research institution. Countless undergraduate research and creative opportunities exist across campus, fostering faculty and student collaboration.

The University co-manages the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory. UT has five joint institutes with ORNL and 15 joint UT-ORNL Governor’s Chairs—including top researchers in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, biological sciences, energy sciences, nuclear security, and urban design.

Our centers, labs, and partnerships allow students to perform research in some of the best facilities in the country alongside some of the smartest minds from around the world.

Campus life
Our campus, located next to downtown Knoxville, is an energetic environment where students live, learn, and play. If you like outdoor adventure, the Tennessee River runs by campus, and we’re a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Campus is a beautiful, clean, and safe place that’s also devoted to improving sustainability. In 2017, UT received a Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency, which recognizes America’s leading green power users.

About 7,000 students live in 12 on-campus residence halls. More than 20 Living and Learning Communities bring students together for a common purpose through an educational living experience.

UT offers more than 580 student organizations, including internationally focused clubs. Our International House also welcomes all students, hosting cultural events and more.

Our athletic teams are part of the highly competitive Southeastern Conference. UT’s 18 men’s and women’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate teams have won 23 national championships and 195 regular season and tournament SEC championship titles.

We are known as “the Volunteers” (Vols for short) because of our history and our commitment to leadership and service. We hope you’ll join us because there has never been a better time to be a Volunteer.