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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a public, comprehensive university. Founded as a private college in 1794, it became the first campus of the University of Tennessee in 1879. UTK graduates finish college with less debt than students at most national universities, based on a recent survey by "U.S. News and World Report." Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communications, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine, and the Schools of Biomedical Sciences and Information Sciences. Many programs are ranked among the best in the nation, including accountancy, business and law. In addition to a quality education, UTK's beautiful location, temperate climate and recreational opportunities make it very competitive among peer institutions. 128 National Merit Scholars are currently enrolled at UTK. Its 533-acre campus is located in Knoxville.

Website: www.utk.edu/

Public
Co-ed
23,290
Undergraduate
Students
(51.1%) 11,898 Women
(48.9%) 11,392 Men
6,170
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 21,764 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.96
SAT Math
620 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $32,010
Out-of-state: $50,200
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,264
Out-of-state: $31,454
Room and Board
$11,482
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$14,918
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,060
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,625
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Knoxville Population
182,200
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tennessee Blue Tick Coon Hound (Volunteer and Smokey)
Sororities
27.6% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
5.9% Black/African-American
4.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.4% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.7%
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