The University Of Tennessee

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.

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The University of Tennessee
Circle Park
Knoxville , TN 37996
General Phone: (865) 974-1000

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The University of Tennessee Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts974area and Cultural studies, foreign language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Business and Management868business, business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, management science, marketing ...
Engineering510aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering science, environmental engineering, materials engineering, ...
Therapy and Counseling475psychology, organizational psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Family and Social Work474family and consumer science, consumer economics, food and nutrition, family studies, family systems, community organization, public administration, social work
Medicine473dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, public health, public health courses, veterinary medicine, health professions ...
Media389communication studies, journalism, journalism courses, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Education and Teaching316education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, college student counseling, agricultural teaching, art education, technical teaching
Science273biology, biochemistry, botany, anatomy, bacteriology, ecology, epidemiology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine208registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing science, mental health nursing, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy206parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, occupational therapy
Medical Support and Technology142audiology, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Mathematics78mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory
Animal Science and Care68animal science
Fine Arts65fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering64computer science, computer engineering
Architecture and Planning64architecture, urban planning
Landscaping and Horticulture58plant sciences, pest management
Conservation and Resource Management53conservation, forestry, wildlife management
Agricultural Science and Management44agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural business, food science
Hospitality40hotel management
Drama and Performing Arts30drama
Religion and Philosophy28philosophy, religion
Design19interior design
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial art
Medical Administration4health care administration, health and medical administrative

Number of programs and degrees for The University of Tennessee in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship35553
Master's degree1,55481
Bachelor's degree3,65583
Postbaccalaureate certificate208
Doctor's degree - professional practice5575

The University of Tennessee Student Body

In 2007-2008, The University of Tennessee had a total enrollment of 29,937 students (30,594 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 26%
22-24 24%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina1%
(International Students)1%
South Carolina1%

The University of Tennessee Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 44 %

The University of Tennessee Room and Board (2007)

The University of Tennessee offers campus housing for 8,734 of its 30,594 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Knoxville, Tennessee for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Tennessee Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

The University of Tennessee Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520630
SAT Math530640
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The University of Tennessee Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,208
Room and board $ 6,888
Books and supplies $ 1,326
Other expenses $ 5,154

Financial Aid:
The University of Tennessee participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 353000)

The University of Tennessee Faculty

The University of Tennessee has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track279194
Non-tenured and not on tenure track302296

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year124$123,22032$113,380
Associate professorcalendar year67$99,94248$93,189
Assistant professorcalendar year51$88,22063$80,939
Instructorcalendar year7$59,43715$66,156
Lecturercalendar year7$52,13616$41,715
No academic rankcalendar year1*3$47,471
All faculty totalcalendar year257$106,462177$84,760

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year297$103,87776$91,112
Associate professoracademic year176$78,968110$73,325
Assistant professoracademic year144$66,613131$59,671
Instructoracademic year1*15$49,414
Lectureracademic year84$39,007111$36,403
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year702$82,140444$62,306

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The University of Tennessee Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports2775102

The University of Tennessee Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technical Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Consumer Economics
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Sciences, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Journalism, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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