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Study at The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee, or UT, is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the state of Tennessee. The system is headquartered in Knoxville and has campuses in Memphis, Martin, Tullahoma, and Chattanooga. It was established in 1794. The campus is spread across an area of 550 acres. UT is ranked among the top 40 public universities in America.

The current mascot of UT is Smokey IX and their men and women's sports teams are nicknamed Volunteers and Lady Volunteers. Tennessee competes in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division along with Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Vanderbilt and has longstanding football rivalries with all of them.

Profile of The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is in a medium-sized city, in Knoxville, TN. The school is classified as a public college. Students at The University of Tennessee earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at The University of Tennessee include family and social work.

The University of Tennessee Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 520 to 630 for students at The University of Tennessee. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 530 and 640.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at The University of Tennessee are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 29, 937 students (27, 620 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at The University of Tennessee belong to the Southeastern Conference for major sports.

The University of Tennessee Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts947political science, English, sociology, history, library science, economics, anthropology, area and Cultural studies, . . .
Business and Management940business management, accounting, finance, marketing, logistics, business, managerial economics, human resources, . . .
Therapy and Counselling510psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy, organizational psychology
Engineering490civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, engineering science, materials engineering, . . .
Medicine448medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, pharmaceutical chemistry, dental clinical sciences, public health courses, . . .
Family and Social Work429social work, family studies, consumer economics, food and nutrition, public administration, family systems, family and consumer science, community organization
Media355journalism courses, communication studies, advertising, public relations, journalism, radio and television
Education and Teaching339education, special ed, college student Counselling, agricultural teaching, technical teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, health teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine302registered nursing, nursing science, various nursing, nurse practitioner
Science300biology, physics, chemistry, geology, ecology, epidemiology, biological and biomedical sciences, anatomy, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy219exercise science, sports and fitness management, health and physical education, parks and recreation management, occupational therapy
Medical Support and Technology111speech pathology, dental hygienist, audiology, clinical lab tech, audiology and speech pathology
Architecture and Planning87architecture, urban planning
Mathematics80mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory
Fine Arts79fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering74computer science, computer engineering
Animal Science and Care62animal science
Conservation and Resource Management41wildlife management, forestry, conservation
Landscaping and Horticulture40plant sciences, pest management
Religion and Philosophy39philosophy, religion
Agricultural Science and Management38agricultural business, food science, agricultural economics, agriculture
Drama and Performing Arts25drama
Photography and Commercial Art15commercial art
Medical administration15medical records admin, health care administration
Design14interior design
Hospitality12hotel management

Contact: The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee

Circle Park

Knoxville, TN 37996

General Phone: (865) 974-1000


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