University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee
4-year Public university


The University of Tennessee is a public institution established in 1794 with an city setting located in Knoxville. It is ranked 105 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,244; out-of-state tuition and fees are $31,434. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,039. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#105 in National Universities
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1794
Selectivity Low
Size Large
27,039 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Business/ Marketing
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $13,244
Outstate Tuition Fee $31,434
Room and Board Fees $12,780
$42,205 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


68% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

70 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$14,655 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$13,503 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $50,848
40% Students with need received Financial Aid
17.2% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Volunteer Scholarship
Total Worth $18,000
Eligibility Incoming first-year students
Minimum Criteria 3.8 GPA,1300 SAT, 29 ACT
Requirement for maintenance Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and full time enrollment throughout each semester.
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Provost Scholarship
Total Worth $2,000 per year
Eligibility This four-year scholarship is awarded to National Merit finalists and National Achievement finalists
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance Maintain full-time enrollment during each semester of receiving scholarship, GPA: 3.5
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships


27,039 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
54% Students graduate within 6 years