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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on The University of Tennessee - Knoxville? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UT Knoxville offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville was awarded 73 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health and physical education.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2020 analysis, UT Knoxville is ranked #236 out of 1,727 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

UT Knoxville also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Tennessee ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Knoxville?

Acceptance Rate

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville has an acceptance rate of 77%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UT Knoxville submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 580 to 660 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 560 to 650 )
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UT Knoxville received ACT scores from 99% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Tennessee - Knoxville  ( 24 to 30 )
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UT Knoxville the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 43%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100
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Good Overall Diversity at UT Knoxville

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 22,317 undergraduates at UT Knoxville with 20,965 being full-time and 1,352 being part-time.

UT Knoxville Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for UT Knoxville is 73.78 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  73.78 out of 100
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How Much Does The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Knoxville is $19,335. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Knoxville

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,537 $14,905 $22,591 $24,258 $24,636

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UT Knoxville, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UT Knoxville, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $6,934 a year. That adds up to $27,736 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Knoxville is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Knoxville Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville make about $45,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UT Knoxville students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is a public institution situated in Knoxville, Tennessee. The location of UT Knoxville is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Contact details for UT Knoxville are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-1000
Website: www.utk.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UTKnoxville
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UTKnoxville

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Of these students, 4,904 received undergraduate degrees and 2,148 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 493 $50,600
Health & Physical Education 372 $25,800
General Psychology 282 $27,000
General Biology 205 $24,600
Nursing 179 $52,300
Marketing 178 $41,300
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 163 $24,400
Mechanical Engineering 162 $63,600
Accounting 150 $44,600
Political Science & Government 148 $27,900

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UT Knoxville

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 10,041 students took at least one online class at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. This is an increase from the 9,072 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 10,041 929
2016-2017 9,072 734
2015-2016 7,760 667
2014-2015 6,515 586
2013-2014 7,247 758

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