About The University of Tennessee (UT)
On Campus Housing
There is a public university in Knoxville, TN called The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The university covers an area of 600 acres. University of Tennessee system is the parent institution of the The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. In 1794, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville was founded. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Veritatem cognoscetis, et veritas vos liberabit., (Latin) and its official colors are ut orange and white. Out of total 29,460 (Fall 2019) students enrolled at TUTK, 23,290 belong to undergraduate courses while 6,170 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 1,700+ who teach various courses to the students. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At TUTK around 78% are white, 6% are Black or African American, and 5% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 95% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 51% of the students are females and 49% are males. In its 226 years of existence, TUTK has produced several known personalities like Peyton Manning (Athlete, American football player), Tina Wesson (Nurse), Dixie Carter (Actor), and Bernard King (Basketball player). The University of Tennessee-Knoxville's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I FBS – SEC. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. A total of 432 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABA (American Bar Association), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). The total endowment of the The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is around $1 billion (2019).
The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed The University of Tennessee-Knoxville at the 224th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to TUTK. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $41,210 per year. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$60,753 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $11,482 per year. Several dining and meal plan options are available for the students at TUTK. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 49% male and 51% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
In case the students at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. The average financial aid at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is around $7,493 and the federal grant is $4,999. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,829 as well as institutional aid worth $7,493. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at TUTK based on students' financial needs add up to $11,229,218 per year.