The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Knoxville, TN
Get Admissions Info
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Logo
Please complete or fix all required sections (marked in red).
Step 1 of 2
Academic Information
Please complete or fix all required sections (marked in red).

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Review

Knoxville, TN, 527 Andy Holt Tower
College Review
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Logo
Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A-
Facilities A-
Activities and Groups A-
A-
Excellent

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 27,845 students and offering 251 degrees in Knoxville, TN.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
1,585 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African Studies
1
Anthropology
55
2
8
Anthropology
2
Behavioral Aspects of Health
0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
Counseling Psychology
12
Educational Psychology
49
4
6
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
0
Health Policy Analysis
2
History
99
2
3
Human Development and Family Studies
67
20
5
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
0
Library and Information Science
67
Linguistics
1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
96
Philosophy
20
2
2
Political Science
165
2
4
Psychology
350
17
21
Public Administration
6
2
Public Policy Analysis
6
Religion/religious Studies
13
School Psychology
3
Social Work
60
197
55
38
Sociology
106
3
3
Women's Studies
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
1,407 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
190
75
Advertising
36
Business Administration and Management
99
215
11
Business/managerial Economics
31
6
7
Business Statistics
49
37
Consumer Economics
30
Economics
39
Finance
98
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration
24
19
International Relations and National Security Studies
1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
308
Management Science
0
2
Marketing/marketing Management
130
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Education and Liberal Arts
908 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
0
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
2
Art Teacher Education
6
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
16
2
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
0
Creative Writing
12
Education
6
6
14
Educational Leadership and Administration
15
0
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
1
English Language and Literature
160
11
7
Foreign Languages and Literatures
17
4
French Language and Literature
10
2
German Language and Literature
8
7
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
5
Italian Language and Literature
0
Russian Language and Literature
4
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
1
Spanish Language and Literature
37
1
Special Education and Teaching
102
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
132
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
103
41
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
176
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
779 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
31
5
2
Architecture
54
19
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
34
5
2
Chemical Engineering
63
4
8
Chemical Engineering
0
Civil Engineering
72
25
9
Computer Engineering
15
2
3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
44
13
14
Engineering
5
3
Engineering/industrial Management
2
Engineering Science
0
2
2
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
6
Industrial Engineering
19
14
4
Landscape Architecture
9
Materials Engineering
19
14
21
Mechanical Engineering
107
22
5
4
Natural Resource Economics
1
Natural Resources/conservation
2
Nuclear Engineering
40
29
17
8
Polymer/plastics Engineering
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
639 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult Health Nurse/nursing
0
Family Practice Nurse/nursing
1
0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
1
7
3
Gerontology
4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
3
4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
186
33
7
Nurse Anesthetist
0
Nursing Education
2
Nursing Practice
4
Nursing Science
4
Nutrition Sciences
38
6
4
Palliative Care Nursing
0
Psychiatric/mental Health Nurse/nursing
5
Public Health
29
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
4
Registered Nurse
153
50
Veterinary Medicine
91
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Mathematics and Science
574 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
2
5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
1
10
Biology
249
Chemistry
49
0
12
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
1
Geography
21
18
2
Geology/earth Science
36
7
3
Mathematics
40
30
6
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
3
4
Physics
14
13
15
Statistics
12
13
2
Systems Science and Theory
6
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
364 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
15
15
Agricultural Business and Management
15
Agricultural Economics
7
Agricultural Engineering
11
4
0
Agriculture
8
Animal Sciences
95
6
1
Ecology
2
6
Food Science
56
12
1
6
Forestry
6
6
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
4
Plant Sciences
20
6
0
Soil Chemistry and Physics
24
4
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
30
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Art and Design
198 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Commercial and Advertising Art
20
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
20
4
Fine Arts
52
9
Interior Design
14
Music
38
38
2
Music Pedagogy
1
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
187 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
100
Mass Communication
21
12
Public Relations/image Management
54
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Legal and Law
133 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fire Protection
4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
1
Law
128
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Hospitality
67 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
5
Hotel/motel Administration/management
62
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Computer Technology
51 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
40
6
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at The University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Civil Engineering
Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational Psychology
Engineering
Engineering/industrial Management
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Library and Information Science
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Predoctoral (University of Tennessee Health Science Center 875 Union Avenue)
Dental Hygiene (DH)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium)
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (University of Tennessee - Knoxville Counseling Center Psychology Internship)
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (College of Health Professions) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
Council on Education for Public Health Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship (University of Tennessee - Knoxville Dietetic Internship)
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
Social Work Master's Degree, Class of 2015

They work very well for the younger student; the career counselors seem to have no clue what to do with the older (in their 40's and older) graduate.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Education, Class of 1976

It is a large school so I am sure it offers them many tools. I graduated so long ago, I am not familiar with the specifics.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting and Master's in Accounting, Class of 2011

The Accounting program is the best. They offer a "Meet the Firms" event where you can go and meet with 30 different firms and companies. They also have an annual "Accounting Day" before a major football game for reconnecting with the department and graduates.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

Experience with a diverse population

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 1986

Ask what you are going to do once you leave school, have job fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Class of 1988

Internships, clubs with company sponsors

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1983

Excellent business school with all practical applications from economics to applied sciences.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Finance, Class of 1997

Just a piece of paper

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
BS in Education, Class of 1976

Very diverse - even when I attended.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
computer science, Class of 1986

It was fun and i studied hard

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1982

Not sure. It's been a while.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master's of Science in Social Work, Class of 2015

large, urban, campus; students a whole are more liberal than the surrounding community

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Class of 1988

Excited, hard-working, study hard / play hard, sports enthusiasts

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business Administration, Class of 1983

Excellent with all types of activities.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Anmal Science, Class of 1981

Mixed groups, partiers and serious stufdents

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
BS in Education, Class of 1976

Excellent - even when I attended.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Accounting and Master's in Accounting, Class of 2011

All that you would expect at a major top 25 university, too many to list here.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

None I could use as a working off campus student

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1982

Not sure. It's been a while

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Class of 1988

They were nice when I was there and I have seen efforts to renovate and modernize lately.

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 12 Reviews
Alumni
BS in Education, Class of 1976

There was anything you wanted to do it was so larger. I am sure the is true.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS, Class of 1982

Dance, music at the time sms theater

Rated January 2016
Alumni
political science, Class of 2008

There are a lot of groups and activities such as sports and greek life.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 1982

Not sure. It's been a while

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Master's of Science in Social Work, Class of 2015

no clue. football I guess

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, Class of 1988

Sports. Particularly football and basketball

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Business Program
UDC Contributor

As a future accountant, you know numbers matter. You can count on UT’s accounting program to deliver an excellent academic experience. Accounting Degree Review ranked UT’s accounting program among the top 25 programs nationwide. Also, graduates rank seventh in the nation for their CPA exam pass rates according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Pretty impressive! But as a UT accounting student you’ll be more than just a number. You’ll become part of an active community. By maintaining a high GPA, you can join the Beta Alpha Psi international honor organization where they take on community service projects. You also get to help plan Accounting Day, an annual networking event attended by hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Students can also participate in organized internship opportunities during junior and senior year. In fact, it’s strongly encouraged. If you’re not sure if you want to go into corporate or public accounting, take both internships to gain direct experience in each area. In the past students have interned with companies like Coca-Cola and IBM. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a program that encourages its students to do more than just crunching numbers, UT is one for the books.

Featured Alumni Review
Blake
Bachelor's in Political Science, Class of 2015

U I changed majors three times at UT, so I was really able to see what different programs had to offer. The theatre program houses the permanent Knoxville theater troupe and union. Therefore, not only does UT have 3 top-notch theaters to have shows in, but the students are taught by working and live-in actors from across the globe both in a classroom, on stage, and behind the scenes. The journalism program operates a full array of options from digital media, to the print paper The Daily Beacon, to The Volunteer Channel, UT's student-run TV channel and studio. My final major, political science, pushes and promotes "experience learning" through sending students to the state capitol in Nashville to work a semester in state government. This connects students with opportunities to volunteer and engage in research on political campaigns. Regardless of the major, professors are always pushing students to take that extra step and grow their education outside the classroom.

Featured Alumni Review
Olivia
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Class of 2014

U The College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee is one of the most competitive departments on campus. What is so unique about the College of Nursing is that the dean, professors, and administration were all very personable and built relationships with the students. The staff was encouraging and wanted us to succeed in our future careers. However, they were never easy on us. The Nursing program was tough, requiring long hours of studying in the library. Without wonderful faculty and mentors, I would not be where I am today. Currently I am a Critical Care Nurse caring for the sickest patients in my hospital. Families and patients are impressed with how young I am (23) to be practicing at such a high level of care. When asked where I earned my degree, I proudly say the University of Tennessee and that I'm a proud Volunteer.

Featured Alumni Review
Victoria
Bachelor's in Business Administration and Management, Class of 2015

U My academic program was a little different than others on campus. I was in the Haslam College of Business with a Management major and a concentration in International Business, which requires a student to take at least 12 hours of courses in a study abroad program. I traveled to Dublin, Ireland for the spring semester of my junior year. This was by far the best, most challenging, most fulfilling, and most exciting part of my undergraduate career. Being in Ireland for five months strengthened my understanding of what interacting in the global economy would actually be like, and how even though you are interacting with people who speak English, they are completely different in culture, lifestyle, and manners to those in the United States. Further, this is one of the main topics I am asked about during interviews with various firms, because people rarely have the opportunity to live another country for an extended time and learn about a study that interests them. By being able to show my level of competence of international relations and communication with others unlike myself, I am able to exude confidence and independence that some graduates lack in themselves.

Featured Alumni Review
John
Bachelor's in Business Analytics, Class of 2015

U I appreciated the passion that students and faculty showed for being Volunteers at the University of Tennessee. Whether it was in the classroom, in a social setting, or out on a football Saturday, there was always a sense of community through our common thread of being UT Vols. Also, I enjoyed having the ability to study alongside graduate level students, and the invaluable resource of having professors who had spent time in the analytical consulting field.

Questions and Answers about The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Do you have questions about furthering your education with The University of Tennessee-Knoxville? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
Who are the notable alumni?
U 1 Answer
U Answer by: Universities.com

Peyton Manning, former star quarterback of the Denver Broncos, graduated from UT in 1998. Other alumni who have topped the world of professional sports include Olympic Gold Medalist Kara Lawson, retired WMBA Player Chamique Holdsclaw, NBC Announcer Lindsey Nelson, and WMBA Rookie of the Year and MVP Candace Parker. But UT graduates aren’t only known for their sports victories. They have also founded and managed well-known companies. Just think of Garmin Co-Founder Min Kao, Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John, Regal Entertainment CEO Amy Miles, and Nestle USA Inc. Retired Chairman and CEO Joe Weller. Also, you might have heard Ann Tanner Taylor reporting on National Public Radio, or Deana Kay Carter crooning hit singles on the local country music station. Distinguished UT alumni work in just about every industry.

0 0
|
What is the campus setting like?
U 1 Answer
U Answer by: Universities.com

Campus is located just one mile from eclectic downtown Knoxville. It’s a lively city that hosts countless farmer’s markets, festivals, and free concerts. UT also sits along the Tennessee River. You might even spot some serious UT sports fans “sailgating” before football games! No UT student experience would be complete without attending a football game in the 100,00-seat Neyland Stadium. Throughout campus, winding walkways and a quaint pedestrian bridge connect the collegiate Gothic-inspired brick buildings, like iconic Ayres Hall. As one of the nation’s oldest public universities UT is an institution with a rich history. But fast-forward to the present and you’ll see that it makes an effort to stay modern. For example, the new Student Union will feature new dining options, shops, event venues, and hangout spots. You can also look forward to new classroom buildings and revamped residence halls to be completed by 2020. It’s an exciting time to join the UT community.

0 0
|
What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
U 1 Answer
U Answer by: Universities.com

If you want the UT experience as an undergraduate, you’ll most likely have to study on-campus—unless you’re looking to get your bachelor’s degree in nursing through their RN to BSN completion program. However, UT offers several online graduate programs and certificates. You can get a graduate degree in areas like information science, agricultural leadership, or social work. Future engineers can earn their master’s degree in civil, industrial, environmental, or reliability and maintainability engineering. If you’re pursuing a social sciences or education career, then earn your credentials in rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, educational administration, social work, or teacher education. Or, if you just want to pick up a new skill or hobby, explore UT’s affordable non-credit personal development courses. You could learn landscape design, stand-up paddleboard yoga, or bluegrass banjo playing. Your future just got a whole lot more interesting.

0 0
|
What are the athletic highlights?
U 1 Answer
U Answer by: Universities.com

The UT Volunteers, or Vols, have a total of 23 national championships under their belts. The women’s basketball team holds eight of those wins. Following up right behind them is the football team with six wins. As a future Vol you’d get to play in new and updated venues like the Thomson-Boling Arena, the second largest on-campus basketball arena in the nation. Outside of the arena UT student-athletes spend their time living up to the Volunteers namesake. In 2015 the Vols fundraised for the American Cancer Society by hosting a No-Shave November competition. Be sure to check out their hilarious bewhiskered class photos at Volsnoshave.com. This is an athletic community with serious ability, service spirit, and sense of humor to match. If that doesn’t make you want to be a Vol, then we’re not sure what will!

0 0
|
What are the school's academic highlights?
U 1 Answer
U Answer by: Universities.com

UT has nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges which together boast over 300 program options. Want to earn your bachelor’s and master’s in just five-years in animal science, electrical engineering, or political science? You can! As a student you can access unique research opportunities thanks to the university’s collaborations with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). It’s the largest multi-program science and energy research lab in the country. You could gain practical experience as an intern in engineering, science writing, software development and more. Of course your available internship opportunities will depend on the facility’s needs and research areas. Recently ORNL researchers have been making headway towards increasing solar power performance and creating proteins on-demand, which would make it easier to produce medicines. Can you imagine yourself playing a part in making such important discoveries as these? Also, don’t forget to check out internships and fellowships available through the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. They offer paid and unpaid positions related to energy science and engineering with emphases on policy, research, and mass media. If you’re looking to study a unique academic area or gain impressive hands-on experiences, then add UT to your list of schools to visit.

0 0
|
You've Started Your List