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The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Overview

Enrollment

31,701
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Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Online tennessee.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, The University of Tennessee is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 29,909 prospective students applied, and 22,413 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,948 enrolled in the school.  27,812 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,889 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $11,332 plus fees of $1,912. Tennessee is ranked 214 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10

Overall

8/10

Academics

6/10

Resources

8/10

Outcomes

7/10

Value

Tennessee is rated within the top 32% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for The University of Tennessee within the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1170/1340
ACT 25/31
Estimated GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

74.9% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tennessee Resident Tuition

$11,332
In State Costs for The University of Tennessee
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,598
Other Fees$1,912
Room and Board $12,150
Budget for Other Expenses$5,666
Total One Year Cost$32,658

Out of State Resident Tuition

$29,522
Out of State Costs for The University of Tennessee
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,598
Other Fees$1,912
Room and Board $12,150
Budget for Other Expenses$5,666
Total One Year Cost$50,848

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

63% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The University of Tennessee students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Psychology 10%
Communication 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Engineering 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee.

Current students may use the The University of Tennessee GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.