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The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee 527 Andy Holt Tower Knoxville, TN 37996 Phone: (865) 974-1000
  • General Information
    About The University of Tennessee

    Mission Statement As the state's flagship comprehensive research institution, UT Knoxville's primary purpose is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The mission of the University of Tennessee is to: * Advance the community of learning by engaging in scientific research, humanistic scholarship, and artistic creation; * Provide a high quality educational experience to undergraduate students in a diverse learning environment--promoting the values and institutions of democracy that prepare students to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility in a global society; * Prepare the next generations of skilled and ethical professionals by providing excellent graduate and professional education that prepares graduates to compete in a diverse world market; * Promote a campus environment that welcomes and honors women and men of all races,creeds, and cultures and an atmosphere that values intellectual curiosity,pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity; * Conduct research,teaching, and outreach to improve human and animal medicine and health; * Contribute to improving the quality of life, increasing agricultural productivity,protecting the environment, promoting the well-being of families, and conserving natural resources; * Offer a wide variety of off-campus educational and training programs, including the use of information technologies, to individual and groups; * Partner with communities to provide educational, technical and cultural support to increase the livability of those communities; and * Partner with industry and government to improve the quality of the workplace and to serve as an engine for economic and cultural development.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Midsize
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 12,234
    Percent Admitted 73%
    Men Admitted 73%
    Women Admitted 72%
    Full Time Retention Rate 84%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 520 630
      Math 530 640
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 23 28
      English 23 29
      Math 22 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 33,781
    Native American 114.0
    Asian 938.0
    African American 2,730.0
    Hispanic 551.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 20,199
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 6,706

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