The University of Tennessee Review

University of Tennessee is a public land-grant university located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Areas of study include nursing, statistics, accounting, engineering and English.

University of Tennessee Overview

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is the flagship institution of the University of Tennessee System. Thirteen colleges and schools offer bachelor's degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, master's degree and doctorate programs. The school currently enrolls 30,410 undergraduate and graduate students each year.

U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Tennessee 118th among all national universities and 52nd among public schools of higher learning. Modern Physician ranks the Physician Executive MBA program first in the nation.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Those applying to University of Tennessee as freshmen will have to submit a number of materials related to academic standing and personal philosophy. Materials include SAT or ACT scores, a personal statement, high school transcripts and teacher recommendations. The University of Tennessee values examples of extracurricular or leadership activities, special talents or skills, and scholastic aptitude. Potential graduate students should read University of Tennessee's website for specific instructions, as applications differ based on program. University of Tennessee accepts several forms of financial aid. These include federal and state loans, scholarships, grants and work-study.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

University of Tennessee offers student services in the form of technology and library facilities and resources. The Office of Information Technology has many computer labs and features antiviral software support, digital media services and training for students who are unfamiliar with certain technologies. There are also six libraries at University of Tennessee. On top of offering standard resources, the libraries offer multimedia workshops and host MetaSearch, an online catalog that allows students to search up to eight databases at a time.

The university is comprised of several on-site centers for student activities. There is a pedestrian mall, amphitheater, state-of-the-art athletic center and black cultural center on campus. University of Tennessee is home to more than 450 student organizations.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Tennessee

  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Design
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Communication and Information
  • Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Graduate School
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Space Institute
  • Veterinary Medicine

School Contact Information

  • Address: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone Number: (865) 974-1000