University of Tennessee Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduate Rate, & More

University of Tennessee Knoxville
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University of Tennessee Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 77%, the University of Tennessee has moderately open admissions, and most admitted students have grades and standardized test scores that are at least a little above average. To apply, students can submit an application through the school or with the Common Application. Additional materials include SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, visit the campus, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Tennessee Description:

Located in Knoxville, the University of Tennessee is the flagship campus of the state's university system. UT has a rich history dating back to 1794. The university's strengths in business fields have been recognized by several national rankings, but the sciences and humanities are also strong. The university was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strong curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. On the athletic front, the UT Volunteers compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, track and field, baseball, and softball.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,052 (22,139 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,724 (in-state); $31,144 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,598 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,238
  • Other Expenses: $5,666
  • Total Cost: $30,226 (in-state); $48,646 (out-of-state)

University of Tennessee Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,864
    • Loans: $6,901

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Communication, English, Finance, History, Journalism, Logistics and Materials Management, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 69%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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The University of Tennessee and the Common Application

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