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The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Knoxville, TN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%

About The University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee is the state’s flagship university and is known for its research, excellence in education, and highly successful sports programs. 

Some of the most popular majors at University of Tennessee include engineering, nursing, business administration, psychology, biology, and computer science. UT’s College of Engineering is highly regarded for its state-of-the-art facilities, distinguished faculty, and hands-on opportunities for students. 

As an R1 research institution, University of Tennessee is at the forefront of innovation. The undergrad research experience provides students with supportive environments and opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors while contributing to cutting-edge studies. Other academic opportunities for hands-on and ambitious students include the honors program, internships, study abroad, service-learning projects, leadership programs, academic conferences and competitions, and more. 

The University of Tennessee has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and overall provides a well-rounded mix of strong academics and enriching extracurricular experiences. Students are encouraged to explore their interests through involvement in clubs and activities. Some popular activities at UT include student government, volunteering and community service, outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, performing arts such as dance and a capella, media groups like the campus radio station or newspaper, and Greek life which provides a variety of social activities and opportunities. 

University of Tennessee has a passionate sports culture,with massive on-campus support for all teams, festive tailgating traditions, and rowdy pep rallies.. The two most popular sports at the university are football and basketball. University of Tennessee is a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and competes at the NCAA Division I level against schools like The University of Alabama, Auburn, and Texas A&M

Did You Know? 

The University of Tennessee has its own museum. The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is a unique resource for academic research and public education and houses a collection of artifacts like fossils, mummies, and Native American artifacts. 

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"Tennessee had THE BEST campus tour! We were blown away! We absolutely fell in love with the entire campus! ... New dorms, many new buildings, football stadium overlooking the river, lots of school spirit, and we thought the campus was pretty!"

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The University of Tennessee is a public, state university in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The University of Tennessee was founded in 1794. The college currently enrolls around 33,805 students a year, including 27,203 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of Tennessee

It is moderately difficult to get into The University of Tennessee. In 2022, The University of Tennessee accepted 68% of applicants. Out of 36,290 applications received in 2022, 24,826 students were offered admission.

The University of Tennessee Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 76%
Average GPA 4.0
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 76%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

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The University of Tennessee is located in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee,.

If you would like to see The University of Tennessee for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 and I-75 to Knoxville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, McGhee Tyson Municipal.

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College Info

527 Andy Holt Tower Knoxville, TN 37996

Campus Setting: Urban

The University of Tennessee Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of Tennessee is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The University of Tennessee is Jul 1.

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The University of Tennessee SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 1320


Math SAT Range

580 - 670


Reading SAT Range

590 - 660

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1320 and Above


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1180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for The University of Tennessee students is 1235. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to The University of Tennessee, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at The University of Tennessee.

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Wondering what life at The University of Tennessee is like? There are approximately 33,805 students enrolled at The University of Tennessee, including 27,203 undergraduate students and 6,602 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from TN and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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