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University of Tennessee Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is one of the oldest public universities in the United States. It started off as Blount College in 1794, two years before Tennessee became a state. Today, great professors and students from around the world live and work in a friendly, safe campus community in scenic East Tennessee. 

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Law (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide.


In 2014, more than 11,000 students graduated from campuses across the state and earned bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. The UT System enrolled a little more than 49,000 undergraduate and graduate students statewide in fall 2014. The University has an active role in helping the state of Tennessee achieve Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative that seeks to increase the number of Tennesseans with at least a two-year degree to 55 percent by 2025. UT faculty and staff on each campus are working on improvements to graduation and retention rates, which are rewarded by state appropriations approved and funded through the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA).


Research in our colleges:

  • Architecture and Design
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Haslam College of Business
  • Communication and Information
  • Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 -50
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
419 32
451 10
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
202 -2
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Visitors to the UT campus are eligible for special rates and packages with several nearby hotels. After you register for a campus tour you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details on how to reserve a room at one of the nearby hotels and receive the special visitors rate. Please be advised that rates are based on hotel availability and are unavailable during high-occupancy, sold-out, or blackout dates. 

Library services

The University Libraries system is a network of libraries on campus that provide state-of-the-art facilities and services, including: print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities.

On the second floor you will find a collaboration between the OIT and University Libraries providing services, technology, and study spaces for students.

ICT services

The OIT Help Desk provides information and support for computer and network services managed by OIT (for instance device support, e-mail, password resets). You can also check out a laptop, learn how to use a media lab called The Studio, check out cameras, use media workstations, watch a video for class, get help using one of the library’s many databases, and ask reference questions.

Medical services

Services for Students

  • Brief Consultation Session
  • Individual, Couples, Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Crisis Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychoeducational Workshops and Consultations
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus mental health services

Student Life

Campus life

Come on in and make yourself at home! University Housing is convenient, safe, outfitted, and affordable. UT’s residence halls are home to nearly 7,500 students. Freshmen are required to live on campus and choose from three types of rooms: suite, community, or pod style.

All of our residence halls have cable TV, wireless high-speed Internet access, post offices, and washers and dryers. Plus, you can check out athletic equipment, games, cleaning supplies, and kitchen utensils to use.

Your rooms are within walking distance of classrooms, facilities and labs, dining halls, convenience stores and groceries, offices, sports and entertainment venues, and transportation.

Sports facilities

University of Tennessee Knoxville offers various sport facilites including:

  • A student Aquatic Center
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor activities

Student clubs

At UT, our list of student organizations goes from A–Z, so there’s a pretty big chance you’ll find something you want to do.

For instance, do you like sports? We have several sports groups that aren’t represented by the UT athletic teams.

Are you interested in politics? You can join our organizations for Democrats, Republicans, the Student Government Association, or others.

If you’re an international student, you’ll find groups that help you connect with a community on campus.

You’ll also find: Fraternities and sororities, honor societies, military associations, religious groups, residence hall associations, service organizations, and campus branches of national and international organizations.


Since 1897, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. For questions, contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia.

Student Reviews

Sub-par administration at an amazing university
Megan Vande Linde rated 3 out of 5 stars

This school has an amazing community and awesome opportunities for student involvement/sporting events, etc. My professors have been really passionate about their subject area and have been helpful (for the most part). One thing that I think is important to mention, however, is the administration here at UT. I have been extremely frustrated continually with the advising...

Great school with poor administration
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

My classes here have been wonderful, and all of my professors have been genuinely interesting and passionate. The academics, I would say, here at UT are as rigorous as you make them and the faculty seem to care about your success (for the most part). That being said, I have had horrible experience after horrible experience with UT's advising. Depending on who you talk to,...

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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