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  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 70

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    Am learning a lot

    UTM is a fantastic school. The teachers are great and the students are friendly. I would suggest this school to everyone. If you are looking for a school with great academics and a huge variety of things to join you should definately try UTM! There is only one bad thing about going to UTM - having nowhere to shop but Walmart. But over all I'm really enjoying being a student here.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, UTM could be a good match for any number of students. It's good for those who would like to stay local, or those from other areas who would like an escape to a friendly, relaxing rural area. However, there is still plenty to do for the student who prefers an active life, and there are opportunities to study abroad as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely come to one of the preview days that UTM holds. These give you a chance to meet many of the administration and professors in your desired major (more than likely, one of these will be your advisor), tour the beautiful campus, and check out the housing opportunities first hand. Also, don't be afraid to talk to the people in admissions and financial aid more than once; it could pay off. My first semester here, I received an extra $1500 that allowed me to take summer classes as well.

    Bang for the buck

    UT Martin is a very affordable school to attend and well worth your money. I went to high school in Kentucky, but because I was from a county that UTM has an agreement with, I still received in-state tuition. Though I did not receive any scholarships when I transferred, I have been able to use only Federal financial aid to pay for my tuition, books, etc; no need to take out outside loans, and I should come out of school with less than $30K of student loan debt. This is surprisingly low for someone who must finance all of their education with loan money; you can receive a quality education at UT Martin while paying less than you might for a new car.

    Am enjoying being here

    I certainly enjoy attending the University of Tennessee at Martin. Speaking from the perspective of someone who did attend another college during my first semester, I feel that it is infinitely better than other similarly sized colleges in this area. All of the administration here are very polite and want to get things done right, not just quick, for their students (not the case at the other college I attended). Here, I can be close to all my family -- the farthest being a forty minute drive away -- and friends, while still retaining my privacy and independence. I chose to live off campus and commute, but if you're not into the dorm scene and don't want to commute either, there are some very nice apartments on campus in the University Village.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, I feel that I have learned a lot in my classes at UT Martin. With the exception of one advanced math class, I have been able to excel and greatly increase my knowledge -- even in those mandatory classes that no one wants to have to take -- in all areas. All my professors were more than willing to help any struggling student before or after class, during office hours, or by appointment, and there are also labs and tutoring services freely available to those who need them. It seems that the professors here actually enjoy their jobs and try their best to give you the most beneficial learning environment possible.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 70

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    Great for these types of students

    The University of Tennessee at Martin is a wonderful learning environment and a great place for an breathtaking college experience. UTM is in a small town, but there is more to do than just study and hang out with friends. UT Martin is a very good and non-violence school to attend. I recommend everyone of my friends to pick UTM.

    Tips for prospective students

    For most of you who may want to come to UTM, I recommend that you be prepared for the freedom that may come with going out on your own. You must be prepared to go to class every time because attendance is crucial as well as making time to study; save your money at every available opportunity, having fun with friends doesn't need to be expensive

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Martin is affordable. The dorms and meal plans they provide are also no expensive. For in-state residents, the Tennessee Lottery/ Hope Scholarship pay for about half of the tuition costs. It is suggested that each student invests in getting a meal plan because one truly save when it comes to money and getting a wide variety of very good food without having to go out to fast food or buying groceries.

    Am enjoying being here

    Martin's campus gives students the opportunity to meet others from all over the world, from different backgrounds, as well as different friends from close areas. The faculty makes the learning experience bearable here. There is an extensive list of organizations, sororities and fraternities, and all kinds of campus recreational activities that students can participate in.

    Am learning a lot

    The University has wonderful and exotic classes with professors who are knowledgeable in their particular skill. The faculty is available almost anytime of the day for additional help. The class sizes are smaller at Martin than at other. However, even though Martin is a smaller school, the education a student may receive is not nay lower than other colleges.

  • 07/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 70

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    Great for these types of students

    The university accepts most students with proficient ACT scores. There are classes that yield to any degree of mastery and so one should be able to find their place quite easily. There are lots of opportunities for honors students, both with the Honors Program at Martin and the University Scholars program. These organizations are challenging, insightful, and absolutely a joy to be a part of. We have students from almost every country attend UT Martin. Whatever your background or academic achievement, if you work hard and are willing to try new things, Martin is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are attending Martin for the first time, as the saying goes, do not judge a book by its cover. Though a small campus, Martin has so much available for any type of student. Go through all the living arrangements to try and find the best style for your needs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask anyone on campus. The faculty and students generally have a southern hospitality quality and so they will be more than willing to help in any way possible. If you are coming in as a freshman, do not waste your time with the Freshman Initiative or University Studies class. If you have any common sense about being independent and how a university works, you will not need this class. Most of all, have fun, try everything you think sounds interesting, and get involved. There are opportunities for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition costs for this university are well worth the experience and education a student will receive. The cafeteria is an all-you-can-eat buffet with a wide variety of food selection, and though not momma's cooking, there is no reason for complaint concerning the quality of the food served. The housing arrangements, whether one chooses to be in the main dormitories or the on-campus apartments, are pricey for the space. However, for the assortment of living spaces, ranging from single rooms to living with seven other people, if one does not live near campus, living on-campus is a good experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    The cultural diversity of Martin's campus grants students the opportunity to meet others from all across the world, from different socio-economic backgrounds, as well as local students from the surrounding areas. The friendly faculty make the learning experience entirely tolerable; here, you are not a number. There is an expansive lists of organizations, sororities and fraternities, community service venues, and on-campus activities to seek membership or attend. Though Martin is out in the middle of nowhere, there is always something going on.

    Am learning a lot

    The University is saturated in wonderful and exotic classes with professors who are well-versed in their particular expertise. More often than not, the faculty are available almost 24/7 for additional help. The class sizes are comparably smaller at Martin than at other universities which allows students a much broader opportunity for exposure to curriculum and one-on-one learning scenarios. However, even though Martin is a smaller school, the education a student receives is not diminished, rather the collegiate experience is enlightened by the academic environment.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 5 of 70

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    Tips for prospective students

    The University of Tennesee at Martin is a wonderful learning environment and an optimal place for an awesome college experience! UTM is in a small town, but there is more to do than watch the grass grow. From student life, to residential life, and to academic life, the opportunities are endless! Now that it's summer, I really cannot wait to get back to good ol' UT Martin!

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 70

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not a student who enjoys a party, don't consider this school. Martin is a very small town with only a small movie theatre and a couple of restaurants. Most students attend frat parties on the weekend. Also, if you live more than three hours away and expect to commute once or twice a month, consider the extra costs. There's the gas to get two and from there, the money to get home and back, and also the time spent driving. I live six hours away from Martin so I only went home once a month. It also cost me about $40 just to go home and see my family. It was hard to find the time to go and I sometimes skipped class on Friday just to go home. However, if you're not thinking about going home while you're at school, then don't worry about it. I really enjoyed UT Martin, but the commute was just too much for me to handle.

    Bang for the buck

    Having the TN HOPE Scholarship really helped with the cost, but even without the scholarship it is very affordable.

    Did enjoy being here

    I loved UT Martin, but being so far away from home made me transfer schools. It wasn't because I didn't like the school, but because my family was so far away from me. I left after only one semester.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors at UT Martin are very knowledgeable. They enjoy what they're teaching and want you to enjoy it too.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 70

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    Great for these types of students

    UTM offers so much with organizations, social backgrounds, ethnicity, and opportunities that any one who attends school here is bound to find his or her place to fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing to do is go to SOAR when it is offered during the spring and summer. When you are there, pay attention. I know that these sessions can be boring, but they are so informative. And, it is also exciting seeing all the new faces that you will be living near. While at SOAR, do not be afraid to ask questions. If you ask, there is someone else there who has the same question but is scared to ask. Also, I suggest talking to the admissions counselors and financial aid office. You never know where some hidden money might appear to help you pay for school. The SOAR staff is also helpful, and they are students, too. So, they tend to be easier to relate to.

    Am enjoying being here

    Though Martin is a small town, there is hardly ever a dull moment. The Greek like on campus has been the best experience of my life, and I encourage every one to go through recruitment during their first semester. There are also over a hundred other organizations on campus, so if Greek life is not for you, try something else. There are opportunities to volunteer and become involved in many different ways. I have found some of my best friends in Martin.

    Am learning a lot

    With the small class sizes, it is very easy to create a relationship with our professors. I have been able to talk to all of my professors and found that it is best to visit them in office hours. This will show them that you are interested in the class and care about our education. It will also help them get to know you.

  • 12/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Tennessee at Martin is great for any type of student looking for a great education. Students are able to choose from a variety of majors; however, it's primarily an agricultural school focusing on Agriculture, Animal Sciences, and Wildlife Sciences. Students who are more focused on Communications and Business find that this school has an excellent program as well. Other than that, Martin, Tennessee is a quaint, little town far away from the extravagance of city life and resides in the country. It is the perfect setting for those students who also want a small classroom to teacher ratio.

    Tips for prospective students

    For most of you who may want to come to UTM, I recommend that you be prepared for the freedom that may come with going out on your own. You must be prepared to go to class every time because attendance is crucial as well as making time to study; save your money at every available opportunity, having fun with friends doesn't need to be expensive, (the school has plenty of fun activities and clubs that are inexpensive and fun minus the expenses of a night out on the town); Get involved! Staying in your room all day and not going out and meeting people can turn the college experience into something that is just downright boring and uneventful; and my last piece of advice for prospective students is to have fun but be smart. You will be tempted to do a lot of things, but remember that your main priority is academics (school) and not being on the social scene all the time. Its good to maintain a balance between the two, but remember to be smart about it.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though UT Martin is an excellent school in both academics and activities, tuition is also incredibly affordable as well as room and board (Meal Plans highly reccomended). Tuition here is incredibly affordable and ideal for students who are on a very low budget or want to get away from the distractions of a larger city. For in-state residents, the Tennessee Lottery/ Hope Scholarship pays for roughly half of the tuition costs. It is recommend that each student invests in getting a meal plan because you truly save when it comes to money and getting a wide variety of very good food without having to go out to fast food or buying grocieries.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although UT Martin is not really a large grandiose school such as Vanderbilt, there is still plenty of things to do. Whether you want to become involved in the schools inner workings and activities or just want to hang out without having to spend a lot of money, there are plenty of enjoyable activities here ranging from: Fraternities and Sororities, activities put on by the Student Activities Council or the Residence Life, Student Government Assosiaton, Game Room, media center of the library, and the brand new Recreation Center. All in all UT Martin is a great place, although it may not be much for a person coming from a larger city, it is what you make of it. You will find that getting involved and meeting people make this school worth your while.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at UTM are highly qualified educators whose sole purpose is to ensure that information is accurately portrayed to each student in a understandable manor. For those whom struggle in certain academic areas professors post office hours which can easily fit in the average students's schedule; also, there are tutors available in the learning labs for those who need extra instruction. For the most part as long as you, the student, put in the effort and continually attend class then you will establish a excellent relationship with your professors and WILL learn a lot.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you like small classes, professors that are hands on with their students, small environment and you don't want to walk so far to class come to UTM! You will learn a lot and become more active in different organizations and events.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a small town which I am use to because I stay in a small town. You will get to know almost everyone on campus. Everybody knows everybody!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are small so you the professors are more hands on with students. You can concentrate better and not worry about not having much time to communicate with your professor.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 70

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    Bang for the buck

    One of the good things about UT Martin is that it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to attend. The tuition, on campus housing, and meal plans are very reasonably priced. I would recommend UT Martin to anyone who wants to get a great education from a 4 year college without spending a fortune.

    Am enjoying being here

    Because I grew up in a small town, I really like the small town feel of UT Martin. The campus offers a lot of extracurricular activities for all students to participate in. Every week there are different sporting events such as football, basketball, and baseball that you can attend. If you want to play on a sports team without being on the school varsity teams, there are also inter murals for all sports, from football to rugby, where teams made up of students play each other. UTM has an annual rodeo as well. There are fraternities and sororities who also have competitions where they do certain skits and routines which is really entertaining. You can also participate in rush week where you meet a lot of new people and have the opportunity to be in one of the sororities or fraternities. There is a recreation center on campus that has all the fitness equipment imaginable, a basketball court, yoga rooms, a track, biking rooms, pool tables and racket ball courts. There are also volley ball courts laid out in several locations around the on campus dorms and apartments. The campus is made up of different buildings that are dedicated to certain subjects. These buildings are laid out in a circle with connecting side walks in between so it is easy to navigate to whatever building your classes are in. The center of the campus circle is full of different types of trees so it is especially beautiful during the fall when all the leaves are changing colors. There is a cafeteria which requires a paid for meal plan and a food court and convenient store. The food court includes a chick-fil-a and a sandwich shop called sandella's. In the library, there is also a coffee shop called Seattle's best. There are plenty of things on campus that can interest many different types of people.

    Am learning a lot

    UT Martin is a wonderful school that offers a wide variety of degrees and opportunities. I am in the nursing program and am getting a great education from the nursing staff. I know that when I graduate I will have a degree and knowledge base that I can be proud of. The professors at UTM really know their material and are almost always willing to do whatever it takes to help you become the best at whatever you are planning to be. The class sizes are small so you get a lot of quality one-on-one time with the professors, and they have a lot of office hours that allow you to meet with them and discuss your work.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who like to be able to have one on one time with their teacher, who like a small town atmosphere, and who don't mind diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour a lot of colleges! Don't just go to one that you've loved since childhood. Also don't go to one that your parents or any one else think is right for you. Make sure it is just right for you. You're the one going, not them!

    Bang for the buck

    My money couldn't have been placed in a better college. I toured 8 other colleges and this one just felt like the right one to me!

    Am enjoying being here

    You would think that there is nothing to do in this small town, but that's wrong! This place has over 100 student organizations and you can quickly find out that something is always going on!

    Am learning a lot

    I have only been a student here since August but my knowledge has definitely expanded. I love my teachers challenging us to think outside of our high school boxes and think like a college student.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    get invovled!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    please make sure you take a tour of the campus first. have all requirements done and corrected before you come. good luck with your college search!

    In three sentences

    small, rural area with great southern hospitality. in a convient location for those who stay in west tennessee that are not trying to be far from home. it also has a very active campus, there is always something to be involved in.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I have never felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big at UTM.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are sorities and farternites. The academic club, it is like beta.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside the food court many students gather in the afternoon.

    Bang for the buck

    Go to the walmart and by some food and drinks to save money.

    What to do for fun

    The town is small so not to much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The caf has many different opitions.

    Dorm Life

    There are many nice dorms. Most of the dorms are large and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are willing to help students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to the library helps you focus and succeed.

    In three sentences

    UTM is a place where I feel at home. The campus is beautiful. They offer many options for students with disabilities.

  • 03/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    social academic Musically inclined those interested in agriculture- plenty of wonderful country people here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to ratemyproffessor.com before choosing any teacher. If there are more than 5 reviews on that teacher, you can most likely trust what the students say. Apply for housing early!!! Apply for as many scholarships you can find. You really have to search for them. Most aren't just handed to you, but they are not hard to find. I like using Fastweb.com.

    Bang for the buck

    This is not an over-priced school. Compared to many other schools, the price is great!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus life is great. There is always plenty to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are really amazing and actually care about students; success. You just have to make sure and research the class before taking it.

  • 04/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a tight-knit community that feels like home will be perfect here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Bang for the buck

    Some things like the cafeteria hours and meal plan costs are not particularly great, but I think the benefits of UTM outweigh any costs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love all of the people on campus. Everyone is incredibly polite and willing to help if you need anything.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much at UTM. All of the professors here really want you to suceed and really grasp what you need to know for life.

  • 04/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who may have trouble mving away from home- everyone is very welcoming! Those who want to be involved- there are endless oppertunities! Those who want a say in society- SGA is always letting students get their opinion out! Pretty much any student that is focused on education, but wants to enjoy the atmosphere as well! I love it!

    Tips for prospective students

    UTM is the perfect college experience. The campus isn't too big, so don't worry about getting lost! Things are always happening! The frats and sors are always welcoming new rushees and they help the community out very much!

    Bang for the buck

    UTM is very affordable for the amount of information and majors avaliable!

    Am enjoying being here

    UTM is a beautiful campus, but not too big. The diversity of students is amazing! And the oppertunities to get involved are endless! No matter what kinda of student you are, there is something here to get involved in!

    Am learning a lot

    Just in my first year here at UTM, I've learned so much! The professors I have had are very intelligent and they really show it in their lectures.

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    17 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I have many friends attending this school, so i will not be alone

    Will learn a lot

    I have heard alot about the utm professors, and can't wait to meet them.

  • 09/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Who want to go to a smaller school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard in high school and get involved in as many activities as possible.

    Bang for the buck

    Not too expensive. Has new facilities like a new student rec center that's really nice.

    Will enjoy being here

    The school's environment makes me feel like I'm home. I always feel safe when I'm on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    Has great academic programs.

  • 11/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Martin is a great school for students looking to get a great education, while not having to go into debt. It's also great for students wanting to get involved in a lot of activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus! Before visiting Martin, I never would have considered going. However, after seeing Martin and experiencing it for myself, I realized there was a lot to Martin that I hadn't heard. It's a great school, and I'm very excited to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Martin offers a lot of scholarship opportunities. This college is very affordable. It's important to be able to save during college, and Martin recognizes this importance!

    Will enjoy being here

    Martin seems to have hundreds of ways to get involved. From the recreation center to the many campus clubs, a student will never be bored!

    Will learn a lot

    Martin has a fantastic honors program. I was able to tour the honors building and learn more about the many opportunities to excel at Martin.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you like small towns and small class sizes.

    What to do for fun

    Intermuals, go to the student rec center, join a frat

    Tips for prospective students

    Just study hard and dont get behind on work. Also get involved

    In three sentences

    It is a friendly college with a great atmosphere. This college is located in a great town. The teachers strive to help you as much as they can.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 70

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    martin is a small town, but there are things to do. there is a movie theater, and union city has much more just down the road.

    Food and Dining

    i really can't say much about the food and dining at ut martin, other than the coffee shop is awesome! i eat most of my meals at home.

    Dorm Life

    this is not applicable to me. i did not live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to study, but in the end, your diploma from ut martin will be worth your effort!

    In three sentences

    i think ut martin is a great school. it is challenging, welcoming, and beautiful. i previously attended mtsu, and i am much happier at ut martin with the smaller classes, helpful teachers, and so much more.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UTM has campus police on duty 24/7. It is a very secure campus and you should have nothing to worry about. In case of an emergency, there are light poles with an emergency button that you can push. This will immediately contact the campus police and they should arrive within 5 minutes.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek, but would recommend Greek life to anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must go to at least one frat party, and don't forget the local bar, Cadillacs! Please drink responsibly!

    What to do for fun

    UTM is known solely for their rodeo team. Each spring semester the rodeo team hosts a rodeo for students to come out and enjoy watching. I highly recommend you do that. It is a blast and is definitely an unforgettable experience. And again, play intramural sports on campus, grab a bite to eat with your best friend or roommate, etc. Just have fun, but do so as you keep your head in the books.

    Food and Dining

    The food at UT Martin is WONDERFUL!!!! We have a Chik-fil-a, a chinese restaurant, a mexican restaurant...Anything you can think of-Martin has it! UTM also offers meal plans for those of you who, like me, hate grocery shopping!!! The service at the cafe is excellent and the prices are affordable, though I recommend limiting yourself to splurging once, maybe twice a week. Eating out everyday will eventually leave you empty-handed.

    Dorm Life

    I moved to UTM, 2 hours away from what I called home. I decided to bring my dog with me and, as most know, universities will NOT allow pets on campus. I chose to live off campus, but anywhere in Martin is only a 10 minute drive on average. Rent and bills added up to be about the same as it would have costed me to stay in a dorm. Although I chose the non-traditional route, I highly reccomend that first-time students stay on campus due to all the daily activites. Staying in a dorm will also slowly push you out of the nest (as my mother would say) instead of throwing you and hoping you don't hit rock bottom. Many students make life-long friends with their roommates as well. That always helps to cope with the distant relationship you might develop with the people back at home.

    Academic Rigor

    UT Martin has very intelligent professors from all over the world. They are great with answering any and all questions you may have about the material being covered. UTM has a website portal called Blackboard. This is what most professors use as their grading book, assignment folder, announcement board, etc. It is a pretty easy program to understand and will become useful when time is limited.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Manage your money wisely!!!-- Although Martin only has one place to shop, Walmart, you will easlily find yourself making daily trips. If/When grocery shopping, write down every item and its price before you make it to the check out line. Never go to Walmart without a grocery list! You will come out with more than you intended. Also, go with a budget and DONT exceed it! NO MATTER WHAT! 2) Take advantage of free time, which you wont get often, and mingle across campus with other students. You can always find intramural games to join in and play. 3) When college night comes around, Wednesday night, limit the fun because that 8 a.m. chemistry class comes early! 4) Always be present in each class, unless you are contagiously sick. BE ON TIME! 5) Cell phone policies apply in most of the classes at UTM as they do in high school. Don't use them in class. You pay the instructor to teach you. Let them do their job. Respect people! That text from Billy Joe can wait until after class.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin has great programs for anything from nursing to engineering to agriculture. The university is very diverse in race, but all are treated equal. The main problem facing universities across the world is getting students to mingle, but UTM hosts a variety of games and events in order to allow those students to meet his or her future, life-long friends.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus Security Office is located in the heart of the University which helps students be safe and stay safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at UTM surpasses even bigger universities. Over half of all students go Greek, and even more just go through the experience of rush and get to meet forever friends. UTM also has Greek Week during the spring semester which entails a daily performance by all greek organizations, and it's fun for the whole family to come and see.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many to choose from, and they appeal to all walks of life. There's something for everyone at UTM.

    Great for these types of students

    Any Students. UT Martin is very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a new recreational facility that was just built on campus. It is phenomenal in comparison to most facilities at other smaller campuses. It's definitely worth checking out.

    Bang for the buck

    My education from UT Martin has been well worth the money. I'm receiving a quality education that would cost much more elsewhere. I'm also gaining more of a hands on experience due to the smaller classes.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of Student Organizations to get involved in. The Greek Life at UTM is exceptional and provides students with a chance to learn leadership and philanthropy. There are also activities prepared for students by students throughout each semester.

    Food and Dining

    The Sodexo Dining at UTM is fantastic. Students can enjoy lots of different foods at different stations that vary each day. There are also healthy alternatives to each meal.

    Dorm Life

    Considering the age of the campus, UTM's dorm life is considerably good. In the past years, they have built new apartments on campus that come completely furnished with lots of adequate space.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are tough wherever you go, and at UTM the challenge awaits the students who intend to work hard. You definitely get what you pay for, and your academics reflect the work you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with Student Organizations Get to know faculty & advisors; they will help you find direction with your education. Expand your horizons by taking different courses, UTM has many interesting courses to choose from.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin has almost everything the larger universities have to offer. The only difference is that it's smaller environment gives students the chance to truly work with their professors. UT Martin also has lots of student organizations so that everyone can get involved.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's one of the best campuses for safety. They just put in new lighting. If you have any problems there is always someone to report to.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek Life to go around.

    Clubs and Activities

    From Martial arts to horse back riding.

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture

    Bang for the buck

    It really depends on where you spend your money. The Bookstore is really expensive, along with the cafeteria if you do not have a meal plan. The tuition is really cheap.

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing to do in this town, except that we have a small movie theater. If you want to do something more than that then you would have to go to Jackson.

    Food and Dining

    The prices are outrageous. If your not picky than the food is good. Sometimes it has a variety of choices, so you won't get bored on the same old thing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life isn't for everyone, but it's very lively. There are always something that the Resident Advisers are planing for the dorm students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on coming here, please be mindful of partying. If you do not keep up your GPA they will put you on Academic Suspension.

    In three sentences

    If someone needs help with a certain course there are places, and people that are willing to help out. For the most part, the professors are really helpful and encouraging, but sometime they will ask you to challenge yourself.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The camous is pretty safe. They have campus police patroling every now and then. You have to have a skyhawk card to get into your dorm building and then to get to your floor.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here, but they don't really do much because almost everyone is Greek and they have a lot to do already.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who want to go Greek and who like to party. Martin is greek and party central. Parties almost every night.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a good price here, but I would rather pay more to get more.

    What to do for fun

    When you take a Chemistry or Biology class here you have no time for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is very nice, but the cafeteria is junky.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not that nice. They are small and you can hear everything that goes on in the rooms around you.

    Academic Rigor

    Very high. The Chemistry and Biology Department here is unpassable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors very well.

    In three sentences

    It's a very small campus, so if you are from a small town you might like it. They have a very good Agricultural Department.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Games, like volleyball and basketball, campus organizations and activities.

    Food and Dining

    Good, better than high school food. Cheeseburgers and pizzas, pastas, and a lot of other stuff.

    Dorm Life

    UTM makes dorm life interesting. The dorms compete in energy conservsativeness and games. There are many clubs and activities that go on, like Zombie Tag and Breakfast-For-Dinner in the basement.

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers and good grading policies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! College is nothing like high school, but I will say it is fun when you are responsible, organized, and dedicated. UTM is for students who want to leave home, such as Memphis, but don't want to be so far away.

    In three sentences

    UTM is great! Not a big city at all but a nice, clean, small campus with small classes. Great teachers and counselors. If you find things to get involved in, there are things to do. The Greeks are fun to watch and the dorms are better than most. The cafeteria food is good.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The recreation center is always the topic of Martin. As soon as I walked into the rec center, I fell in love. From not gaining the freshmen fifteen, the rec center is always open and filled with activities.

    Food and Dining

    Food is always a good topic. College kids usually don't have a lot of money, especially when it comes to food. Martin provides an affordable meal plan and the places to eat around campus are affordable as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is sweet! Period. I will be staying in University Village which is Freshmen priority. A head's up, SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Especially if you want University Village, they tend to fill up fast. I was lucky enough to decide early that I want to attend Martin so I did housing back in November and I luckily got the place I wanted. Any of the resident halls are a good choice, however.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at UT Martin are small, and enjoyable. The environment is peaceful and there is lots of one-on-one time with the professor's. The really cool part is that most of them know you by a first name bases.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before I applied, I toured Martin in the fall of 2011. I kept telling myself I would never attend college here since it was so close to home. Once I stepped foot on Martin, something just felt right. I was in love with the small, easy campus and knew right away that's where I wanted to go. People complain all of the time that it is too close to home, but it is close enough when you can come home, but you don't have to if you don't want to. Give it a try before you make a decision. Needless to say, I am so excited about this fall and meeting new people.

    In three sentences

    The University of Tennessee at Martin is a well rounded school that is filled with people who are eager to help at any time. This small college with about 8,000 students on campus, has something going on at all times, so there is no time for boredom to set in. With The University of Tennessee at Martin being one of the safest campuses in the state of Tennessee, you can be assured that safety is not an issue here.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University of Tennessee at Martin is one of the safest campus in Tennessee. There are on campus police 24/7 and many cameras. The campus also has new lights that has lit the campus up.

    Greek Life

    All of the Divine 9 is on the campus of Martin, the only school in the state of Tennessee to have that. There are also many IFC Greeks on campus. The NPHC and the IFC have many activities on campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no clubs on campus, but there are clubs around the town that many people go to. There are also many activities on campus as well as in the city of Martin. There are many activities that people can volunteer in.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for Arabian students. There is a program just for them. You will meet a lot of Arabian students here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The University Center is where most students hang out. It is were most of the activities happen as well. There is also an game room there.

    Bang for the buck

    The University of Tennessee of Martin is a very small campus. You will make many friends here as well. You will also learn something before you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has many activities, one is the campus shows and movie every Sunday. Their are also football and basketball games. Their also many step shows and other Greek activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very good, you have the cafe food and the food court food. The food court has Sandella's, a Chinese restaurant, and Chick- fila. The cafe has many different types of food as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very fun, you will meet new people as well. You will have many activities while living in the dorm. Your guaranteed to have a good time while living on the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The school implement academics in many ways. They have tutoring for the students and different centers such as the writing lab. I like how the school implement the academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should explore other schools instead of the University of Tennessee at Martin. By doing this you will know if this school is right for you. Many students love the campus and some do not.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Tennessee at Martin, this school helps me in so many ways. The teachers are very helpful and they are willing to help you outside of class. The classrooms are small so, each student can get the help they need.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have 24/7 patrols. The college makes every effort to protect your safety, from key cards to enter dorm floors and new lighting installed this year (2012) that lights up the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for an active role in their classes and with professors that can become mentors. Students interested in an ROTC - don't be intimidated! The instructors are great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Watch out for the squirrels in the quad. They're known for stepping right onto the path just as your foot is coming down.

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't choose Harvard over UTM.

    What to do for fun

    Join an intramural, fraternity, and a club related to your major. Also check out the volleyball games in Ellington-Browning circle - they're really fun!

    Food and Dining

    Expensive. Most students spend all their Captain's Cash in Chick-Fil-A and JW's the first month. Go for the 70-block meal plan and regulate your coffees and cheese quesadillas through the semester.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are amazing. If you can, get into Ellington, Browning, or Cooper. They actually have communities and community events (barbecues, movies on the lawn, volleyball tournaments, more active in intramurals) than the University Phases. Expect to have a lot less friends after your first month if you live in Phase 1 or 2.

    Academic Rigor

    For your general education classes, they are relatively easy. For your major classes, dedicate as much energy to it as you did your ACT or an essay worth 1/3 of your grade and you should do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would make sure you talk with other students and ratemyprofessor.com about your professors. Also, take care in the Humanities building to use the glass elevator, not the one right by the front doors. The glass one is much faster. Also, cultivate a mentor relationship with every professor, if you can. It will come in handy for future scholarship applications when you need references and they will also come to recommend you for awards.

    In three sentences

    UTM is a friendlier than average campus, with a pretty quad and a large fraternity presence that is surprisingly liked on-campus. There are plenty of things to do on-campus after class, from volleyball tournaments to free movies in Watkins Auditorium and ice cream sundae contests in one of the dorms. There are very few professors that make you cry into your pillow at night.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's wonderful. Cops are constantly walking the campus. The station is walking distance from anywhere. There are also many call stations on campus if an emergence arises. We recently got a TON of bright street lamps put in so you should feel completely safe to walk at night. The dorms are equipped with card sliders so only people with access can get it. They tell you at orientation that you can call campus police for anything and they are telling the truth. Call them if you need them and they will be there.

    Greek Life

    it's every where. If you like it do it.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything and everything. I'm in the Japanese society club, The anime club JARS, the scifi club, and the french club.

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture because it is an ag. school. Art, Psychology, social work, theater, forestry, biology, nursing, and many many more. Truly though, it's a great school for anybody. I have met people from all around the world with different interests and drives. One of my best friends now is originally from China. If you like to learn and love to be with friends then check this place out.

    What to do for fun

    There is a club for almost ANYTHING at Martin. If you are interested in it they probably have it.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the time it is pretty good. We have the cafeteria which changes its meals everyday. We also have the food court which has Chick Fillet, some Chinese food, and a Panera Bread type place called Sandella's. There is also a small market on campus. We have a coffee shop in the library, and scattered all through campus are quick stops that sell drinks, candy, sandwich's and more!

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are pretty small, but it's more of a cozy feeling. there are two different types of dorms. There is Ellington and Browning which are Y shaped dorms. They have two beds separated by a desk and a bathroom you share with the two people next door. Then you have Cooper which is a little more apartment style with multiple bedrooms in one room and a common bathroom. We also have multiple dorm apartments. UV1 and UV2. I have not had many problems with roommates and the RAs and housing directors are always there to help.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm an art major and i sometimes spend about 20 hours in the studio trying to get work done. It's hard but a lot of fun. Most of the classes are challenging, but fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to the campus and take a look before saying yes. It's a gorgeous college, but it is in the middle of nowhere. If you want stuff to do every weekend out in town, this may not be the place for you. Also remember to go to your professors for help. They want to help you pass, but you have to be willing to ask. The campus is small and all the people are very nice so don't be worried about finding your way to classes.

    In three sentences

    There classes are small. The campus is gorgeous. The teachers and professors are helpful and fun.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is definitely not the best place, but they are good for what you pay for. There's also a very fantastic coffee shop in the library, a 'quick stop' place in Gooch, and a food court that has flatbreads, Asian food, and a Chik-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    Ellington and Browning are fantastic dorms. The RA's are nice and helpful, the rooms themselves are nice, and the kitchen on the first floor (and in the basement, but those are usually locked) is very convenient. If you're living with someone else, set boundaries fast. I did not and I had to switch roommates, and now I'm having to live alone.

    Academic Rigor

    With the exception of Math 140 (Algebra Trig), the classes that I have had are challenging, but not so hard that you cannot pass. Math 140 is the most failed class on campus, so if you have to take it, be prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of freedom, really fast. Go to class early, and talk to your professors. They almost always love to talk to their students, and they will help in any way they can.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I love Greek Life!!! Join!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in Greek Life!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman should definitely participate in the SOAR Program. Greek Life is a great opportunity and activity to participate in.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus. The teacher's are wonderful. There are a wide variety of courses to choose from.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus.

    Greek Life

    I've heard it's great.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights on campus, and local events all year.

    Food and Dining

    Great food! :)

    Dorm Life

    Almost everyone is nice, but the dorms aren't all that great.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very comfortably paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that you shouldn't apply because of any personal or financial disabilities. The administration is friendly, understanding, and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    UTM is a small college in Tennessee. It has a beautiful campus and is very safe. I like it because its a close-knit community that cares about it's students.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest schools anyone could attend. If anything ever happens you get notified quickly to keep you safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always an activity on campus so if you need a little time from the books you will have something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Great meal plans and food is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work and earn your education. Classes are small so you will get to know your professor personally which may help you in the long run when looking for employment after school.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school to attend! The campus is small enough where you wont have to do that much walking and the professors there are helpful and willing to help you further your education.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a police center on campus and cameras everywhere. With the new installment of light post around campus makes it easier to walk around campus at night.

    Greek Life

    UT Martin has all the IFC organizations and All of the NPHC organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities and if you cannot find the club for you the student activity center would love to help you start a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    UT Martin is great for students who are serious about their studies and hate large class sizes.

    Bang for the buck

    UT Martin is not in the biggest city. The city of Martin is centered around the university.

    What to do for fun

    If you do not interact with people then you will not have fun. There are a lot of social clubs to join and activities going on throughout the year the only dull moment is midterm and final exam week.

    Food and Dining

    There is always something new in the cafeteria every Friday.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is always busy between showing new movies in the theatre to have a full intramural basketball, softball, and flag football tournament.

    Academic Rigor

    There are excellent tutoring services for every subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    The teachers will do anything for you to pass their class as long as you go to every class. If you are bored on campus it is your fault because there is always something going on.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is small which helps you interact more on campus. The teachers are willing to do what ever they can for you to succeed. The location of the school is ideal for someone who wants to focus of education.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UTM is one ot the safest campus noted in the area. of course, there are always going to have a few interruptions. A student can feel very safe crossing the campus to class either day or night.

    Greek Life

    I am currently involved with AGR''s. I find this fraternity very helpful in my becoming a responsible adult. There are many others to join both for guys and girls. Study habits are required for AGR along with staying involved in responsibility task.

    Clubs and Activities

    Different clubs are offered on campus at no expense to students other than just joining and being involved.

    Great for these types of students

    From Religious to Party type students, UTM has all that is offered. Discipline also comes as a consequence for not making the grade.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    AGR fraternity are still one of the few colleges involved in a rope pull UTM is now involved in going green with a product pick up at many locations in the surrounding area. Recycle items are picked up by employees of UTM

    Bang for the buck

    College is very expensive and trying to have scholarship money to help with expenses is very important to me. I enjoy UTM and find it to be totally different education experience from High School. But due to expense, I need to apply for assistant to finance my education. UTM is great, the tuition is very expensive but a person gets what they pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, fraternity, and sorority students can join to be involved and meet new friends. There are intramural games students can participate. Always wanting to meet new friends.

    Food and Dining

    UTM has a great cafeteria allowing for good home cook meals. There are also places in the food court which will have pretty much whatever your taste buds are craving.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is available at UTM, but I live at home. I am only a few miles away from UTM. I have friends in the dorms and seem to have a good experience living in that environment.

    Academic Rigor

    If UTM doesn't have the degree you are searching then, definitely you will need to attend elsewhere. UTM strides to provide the academic program in our area of West Tennessee. Most teachers if students just ask are great to assist in helping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students wanting a hometown atmosphere along with quiet and safe college campus should consider UTM. There are great opportunities for involvement on campus. Students here at UTM even are friendly.

    In three sentences

    UTM is a very clean and safe environment. Staff are very helpful. UTM provides many different degree opportunities.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are always activities to attend at UTM. They offer movies in their theater and also have a large game room and an outstanding gym.

    Food and Dining

    UTM has a cafeteria and a food court. food is great!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm. Many of friends have recommended it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Avoid stress by having an activity you enjoy in your down time. Teachers are there to help so do not be afraid to ask.

    In three sentences

    UTM is an outstanding and personable school. They have a high safety rating. UTM also has sincere and helpful employees.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Every dorm has sports equipment that can be checked out. There are also several sports teams, and many really good quiet places to sit and read.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has several options every day, and pizza and salads are always an option. I have a few problems with the lack of spices on a few dishes, but overall the food is good. Plus, there is a food court with three different little restaurants if you don't want to eat in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    This depends more on if you get along with your roommate(s) than anything. A bad roommate may make dorm life seem bad, but a good one will make the school year a lot more fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes, like chemistry or certain English classes, are hard because they have to give us a lot of information in a short period of time. If you do the work, you might not make all A's but you will understand the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school after you get your schedule and find your classes. My biggest problem the first week of classes was finding where my classes were. Also, don't be afraid to question your professors if you don't understand something. Most of them will be happy to explain whatever you need help on, and other students will appreciate it as well because odds are that they have the same questions.

    In three sentences

    UTM's professors are very nice and good at their jobs, at least the ones I have had are. They welcome our questions and are usually available if we need help. UTM also has a beautiful campus that is kept incredibly clean considering how many students are here, and there are many lovely outdoor places that are perfect for studying.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I am a non-traditional student and I commute 45 miles one way so when classes are over I head home.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants on campus as well as a cafeteria for students who purchase meal plans. Again, I don't eat on campus enough to answer this question.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and commute so I don't feel I am the right person to answer this question.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your advisor about anything. Try to talk to some students who are in your same major and have been there longer.

    In three sentences

    The teachers and staff try to help, all you have to do is ask. I enjoy going to school and other students have always been polite. UT Martin is an excellent school.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police do a very good job of keeping everyone secure.

    Greek Life

    Excellent!!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of greek life as well as other organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students seeking a quality education at an affordable rate.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money!!

    What to do for fun

    The majority of locals travel to Union City, Jackson, or somewhere close for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Mostly fast food, but there are a few nice places.

    Dorm Life

    The town is so friendly and the dorms are right in the middle of everything,

    Academic Rigor

    While the smaller classes make learning a bit easier, the professors will challenge you and help you develop the skills you need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out this school! This campus visits are fun and everyone is very friendly.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great value for your money. You can enjoy the fun of college life while also appreciating the serenity of a smaller town. I would definitely recommend this school for any first year freshmen.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small town atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are parties on Wednesday nights, which can be loud at times because it is near a few of the dorms (phase 2).

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and in town. Dorms and appartments are close so you have tons of friends surrounding you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your teachers before applying for classes, teachers dictate the difficulty of the course

    In three sentences

    Tennessee Martin is a great school. It is not too big nor too small. It is small enough, though, that you can have an unlimited about of friends and feel like you know everyone.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 70

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UT Martin is among the safest public college campuses in Tennessee based on crime statistics released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

    Greek Life

    There is lots of Greek Life, such as AOTT, ADPi, Chi O, ZTA, TTKA, KA, SAE, SigEp, ATO, AGR, and many others. Personally, I am in Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) which is a music fraternity for women and I really enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great clubs and organizations to be involved in! College life is so much more interesting when you get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    In-State Tuition here is not too terrible. You have access to a gym for free that has all kinds of workout classes, basketball gyms, and so much machinery.

    What to do for fun

    Martin is a small town so there is not a whole lot to do, but hang out with friends, go out to eat, or see a movie. A town right next to Martin, Union City, has a bowling alley and a skating rink. To go to a place with a mall or other things to do, is about an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be pretty great sometimes and not so great other times. People seem to like the food court better than the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm myself, but from what I can tell they seem nice. The RAs can be strict sometimes, though.

    Academic Rigor

    I am always challenged academically here. It's nice to have classes that are not too easy. Even if you are having difficulty, the professors are always there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great school to go to! If you plan to attend this school, get involved! It makes the college life so much more interesting.

    In three sentences

    I always feel safe. There are so many great activities and organizations to be involved in. Not too small or too big.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe no crime!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the BCM.

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants are very limited! Cafeteria food sucks!!!!!! The restaurants that they do have arr too high in price wise.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms need renovation.

    In three sentences

    It is such a great school with great academic programs. The forms could use dome improvement. The cafeteria needs more cheaper restaurants.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I do not know about these

    Greek Life

    I do not know about these

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a lot of these for on campus students

    What to do for fun

    I do not know about these

    Food and Dining

    I do not know about these

    Dorm Life

    I do not know about these

    Tips for prospective students

    Review all your credits if you are planning on moving to another school to make sure that you do not lose hours.

    In three sentences

    The University is a wonderful school it offers many different educational programs for students to spread their wings. I am taking most of my classes online as I am a working adult with a family and can not sit in the classroom. Over all the University is a good fit for any time of student.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere. There was a robbery last semester, but this is not an usual occurrence.

    What to do for fun

    Attend sportin events, the rec center offers many activities, a game room, intrumural sports, and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Chick-fil-a and two other restaurants in the food court, which is quality food. The cafeteria is great they offer a variety of things to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Browning, so it is poor quality. The bathrooms are not clean, and the rooms always smell. However, they do offer better rooms with a higher price.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe this is a good University academically the professors are willing to help and there are labs for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a lot of new friends, and do not just stick with the same people you know.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed my experience while attending UTM so far. I enjoy attending sporting events and other school events. There are tutoring and labs to help you in areas you struggle in.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great campus security. feel comfortable knowing they are always there and at you disposal. my parents feel good about them

    Clubs and Activities

    greek life is number one and the are a lot of extracurricular activities

    Great for these types of students

    agriculture or veterinary students will really have a great start here

    Bang for the buck

    great campus life. location is okay but you will probably need a car

    What to do for fun

    lots of activities. i go to the recreation which has a first class gym and video/game room

    Food and Dining

    leaves a lot to be desired if you like a lot of choices, but overaqll the food is okay. they have students who advising on the menu now so it should get even better.

    Dorm Life

    i have apt sytle living , love it, but the dorms are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    as long as you organize your work and study habits you should have no problems

    Tips for prospective students

    get to know your advisor.

    In three sentences

    i love the campus . big,yet not too big where no body knows you. the dorm style living is great. the advisors are there to help you plan your class schedules, which is really good for first time students.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Not much around

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous schedule

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy rain boots and umbrellas.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful campus with caring professors.

  • 03/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers.

    In three sentences

    The University is beautiful and the classes are relatively small. The teachers know who you are and that's always a plus when looking for recommendations for jobs. It's easy to walk to classes too.

  • 04/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UT Martin is one of the safest campuses is Tennessee!

    Clubs and Activities

    National Student Exchange Student Government Association Student Activity Council Etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do around Martin. There are several clubs and organizations that always sponsor some form of activity. There are movies shown in the University Center every Sunday. There is a movie theater right up the road. Jackson, TN and Paducah, KY are two big shopping locations within an hour and a half from Martin.

    Food and Dining

    There are several options as far as food goes within the university. There is the caf where the dining style is all you can eat with bars including: International Food, Grill. Salad, Gluten Free Food, Pasta, Pizza, Deli, Etc.

    Dorm Life

    There are three dorms: Browning, Ellington, and Cooper. There are also two different types of apartment-style living apartments: Phase I and Phase II. The dorms are very comfortable and are very accommodating. Both Phases are extremely nice and comfortable. It is harder for freshman to get into Phase I, but Phase II is designed specifically for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is not too terrible. The professors and staff work with you. As long as you stay on task and stay organized, you will be fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for attending class: 1. Do NOT show up late- Some professors will not let you into the classroom if you show up late. 2. Do NOT show up to class in pajamas- You never know who will be your future boss. 3. Cell phone use in class is starting to become prohibited. 4. Take care of yourself- Remember, you are in college. Have a little fun!

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is a beautiful campus with a supportive staff. The classes are small enough that there is plenty of one-on-one time with the professor. UT Martin is very safe and very cost effective making it easy to love my school!

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very little crime on campus. The worst we get is deer jumping off of buildings.

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture, Engineering

    Bang for the buck

    It's cheap, and that may be the only good thing about it.

    What to do for fun

    Rodeos, Relays, and un-inspired campus events.

    Food and Dining

    The healthiest food in town is the subway in our Wal-Mart. If you like eating fast food for every meal, this is your school.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot comment on the dorms as I have never lived there.

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended less than 25% of the scheduled meetings for classes I have registered for and maintain a 3.6 GPA. There is absolutely no academic challenge here.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is the cheapest UT campus, and so it is a good value for students. I feel like the majority of the professors, however, make sure to give you exactly what you paid for. This is a school for agriculture majors, as pretty much any other student would become frustrated and transfer shortly into their attending UTM.

    In three sentences

    This school has been a mix of delight and frustration; there are many passionate professors here, but just as many who do not care about their students. I hate that this school is located in such a rural area, it is often difficult to obtain items or services that one may easily find in a larger town. There is VERY little entertainment available for students in this area, so if you are not an avid hunter and do not enjoy being surrounded by people who are, do not attend this school.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Good security personnel.

    Greek Life

    Didn't do it

    Clubs and Activities

    Religious life is excellent and ROTC.

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivators. Social people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rodeo weekend in the spring is awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Parties, Rodeo, Ballgames.

    Food and Dining

    Good food.

    Dorm Life

    Wish I still lived in the Dorms. Just cheaper to life off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses and professors are challenging others not so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and don't be stupid.

    In three sentences

    UTM is what you make it. It is generally affordable. You have to get involved though

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Me & my mom was concerned about safety but Martin has the second safest campus in Tennessee.

    Greek Life

    Its's amazing! Theyre very social with everyone

    What to do for fun

    Im involved with a lot on campus so im always busy! There's a lot to do.. you just have to get involved

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo supplies our food in the cafe, and it's pretty goof! We have a chick fil a, Mein bowl, and Sandellas on campus! We also have a JW Market on campus so you could pick up snacks there. There are resturants in walking distance of the campus so thats a plus!

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed the dorm life. Its comfortable and affordable

    Academic Rigor

    Come in with the right mind.. UT Martin may be a small campus but their professors come from all over! They are very intelligent.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is an amazing university! I am a small town person and Martin is small college town so it was easy to get around! It may be a small university but UTM is highly credited.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Martin was ranked on of the top 5 Safest Universities to attend in 2012!! I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe in my four years there. And security and Campus safety is ALWAYS there and ALWAYS ready!

    Greek Life

    I pledged Greek during my Sophomore year at Martin and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It opened up more networking experiences and opportunities in Martin and outside of Martin! If you are interested, I say go for it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are MANY MANY options for clubs and extra curricular activities for ALL TYPES of students. No student will feel left out at all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Martin is located in a small home-like country town. That is the only unusual factor, for me, coming from a big city in Tennessee. But it still feels like home, and you become very comfortable with being there!

    Bang for the buck

    Martin is a VERY reasonable school as far as tuition is concerned. They offer MANY scholarships, which are readily available for all students, traditional and non-traditional. And small book scholarships too. There are so many payment options. You would want to go here just for the Price!

    What to do for fun

    Being that UTMartin is located in a College Town and in a rural area, there is not much to do outside of campus. But there are towns located fairly close to Martin with shopping centers, bowling alleys, and skating rinks. There are also a lot of things do to provided by UTM! They do a good job with making sure students feel at home, and keep the excitement level high throughout all your years there!

    Food and Dining

    Martin has a cafeteria that is open at convenient timing for students. It is a buffet style dining. There is also a food court with Chik-fil-a, Sandella's Deli, Sushi and Chinese, and a food market that has all your grocery items without having to leave campus. There are also other choices off campus like McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Long John Silvers, and others.

    Dorm Life

    UTM has regular dorm housing and apartment style housing on campus and off campus. I stayed in both a dorm and an apartment and enjoyed both experiences. I never had any roommate problems, and any housing fixtures I needed was done in a timely manner. I have no complaints, but I'm sure, with all the housing options UTM provides, a new student is sure to find the right fit!

    Academic Rigor

    The work at UTM is challenging, but it is do-able! Prioritizing your time will make the experience here an excellent one! If you challenge yourself to do the work, and make time to sit and study and comprehend the information you're working on, you will do great! The teachers are also willing to help at any capacity and there are other resources on campus for extra help as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is key! It is important to make time for extra curricular activities and school events, but make sure you make time for studying and scholastic efforts!

    In three sentences

    The University of Tennessee at Martin is a Great school to attend. I attended there for 4 years pursuing my Bachelors Degree and I absolutely enjoyed my experience! I would recommend UTMartin to any student!

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus call boxes at every corner and light system was just put in place; campus well lit at night, ranked one of the safest campuses in Tennessee.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very good on our campus and well monitored by the administration; little goes without the school knowing about it. Good parties, good philanthropy and community service projects, great people who are student leaders on campus. Also, not pricey.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of organizations to be involved with! Check your major for specific clubs or clubs open to all university students such as Student Government Association, or Student Activities Council.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for small town people looking to be just far enough away from home, but close enough to travel to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cheers is not for white people :)

    Bang for the buck

    Great education with the southern charm we all love!

    What to do for fun

    There are local bars which have a clean friendly environment; you do not have to go there to drink, there are live bands, trivia and karaoke nights even; some bars have dance floors. There are Greek Life parties open to anyone and of course, you can hang out with your friends in your room :)

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo is a great company which offers various foods, and foods cooked everyday including: the rotating pasta and home-cooked section, and every day sandwich bar, salad bar, and grill. Food is dependent on what you select to eat that day.

    Dorm Life

    There is a Residence Hall Association as well as several activities atleast once a week that is put on by Residence Hall

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor is dependent on Honors Courses or Science/Math classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and peers; they will help you in your future endeavors. Get involved! Go to class! Have fun!

    In three sentences

    This University offers a diverse faculty that is willing to help every student succeed. there are plenty of social and non-social student organizations that are easy to get involved with. This is a welcoming environment and very friendly to entering freshman!

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you easily get lost in the crowd, don't like big campuses, or want to get away from the city for a while, then UT Martin is perfect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a couple of ghost stories on campus, because some of the buildings are pretty old.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on campus even though Martin is a small town. However, there are bigger cities nearby so there's no need to worry.

    Food and Dining

    There is a Chick-Fil-A on campus. Who doesn't love that??

    Dorm Life

    The dorms and apartments are very nice and the application fee for them are not much at all.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of the teachers. Most are really friendly and are really dedicated to helping you succeed. You aren't just a number; you are know by your first name.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is the best decision I made in my life. Classes are small and the teacher to student ratio is amazing. There, you are getting a private school education for a public school price.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Caf food is pretty decent and it is all you can eat so that's a plus

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing as long as you are staying in phase 1 or phase 2!

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You have to entertain yourself. Get yourself involved. Entertainment isn't always going to come knocking on your door. Sure there aren't mountains in the area to go snowboard on, or spelunking. But there are people, friends, organizations that are plenty of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is delicious, but you can save money going elsewhere, like Wally World.

    Dorm Life

    While it's nice having a roommate at times, sometimes you want privacy and a shower of your own. But all in all, it's not so bad. Makes it easier to do student activities and have fun with friends be it study groups, athletics, or foam dances.

    Academic Rigor

    I will taking 3 science classes in the fall, so I'm sure there will be some difficulty. Will have to see.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you're registering for classes, ratemyprofessor.com is your best friend! Balance out your schedule. Work on scholarships, study, apply yourself, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    The campus is safe and beautiful. The teachers and administration are mostly kind and helpful that I've seen so far. There are plenty of student activities and clubs for anyone who puts forth effort to attend them!

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There seems to be a pretty low crime rate on campus and there's many facilities that can be gone to for help. Campus police patrol daily as well as at night. Rape buttons are scattered across campus and there is honestly a helping hand from fellow students everywhere.

    Greek Life

    There seems to be a place for everyone on campus for Greek. No matter what your major is or hobbies, one of the fraternities or sororities are game for you to apply. Greek week is also pretty big on campus as well as Greeks involvement in the community giving back. Every year money goes to charities like St. Jude, American Heart Association, and Ag in the Classroom.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally SOMETHING for everyone in this department. I suppose because there isn't much to offer in the town of Martin itself entertainment wise besides bars and Walmart, the University makes sure there is multiple clubs for every major possible.

    Great for these types of students

    Martin is especially great for Agriculture, Engineering, and Nursing Majors. While Martin is pretty well rounded, some other majors that are big on campus are the departments of Communications, Political Science, Education and Music.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the statues of Friends in front of the Library and Brehm Hall. There is always people sitting by the statues or posing for pictures shaking their hands. It's always a crowd pleaser when I help give campus tours to incoming freshman too...they have to stop and do it.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put into Martin. They give you all the tools to succeed...whether or not if you do is the students choice. There is a gorgeous library full of books and papers...plenty of study halls and workshops after school hours to help you out one on one. It's a fair price for an education with all of the perks they offer.

    What to do for fun

    I am currently a member of 6 Agriculture clubs, a sorority, and a theater group...I don't see how people have any time for anything else or say there is nothing to do. When there isn't any anything else...there is intramural sports and religious groups. There's plenty!

    Food and Dining

    Sodexo does a pretty good keeping a wide variety of food for everyone. The only thing I'd comment is maybe more stations open for the dinner rush. Otherwise the food is exceptional.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm option because it's close to campus and I'm there to learn honestly. It's just right for people who use it like it should...a place to sleep till the next class.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes challenge you and you actually feel like you earned your degree instead of it being handed to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get into the party rut. Martin offers numerous other activities to do on campus during school hours...and AFTER. It's a great school if you just use it to ur advantage.

    In three sentences

    One of the greatest educational treasures of Tennessee. West Tennessee has no other university that offers the course and major options like Martin. Furthermore, it's affordable and nearby for students that don't want to be too far from home.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. The atmosphere reminds me of my hometown which makes me feel happy while I am three hours away. The professors are such hard workers and they truly care about the students.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Collegiate FFa

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a small town feeling with bigger areas close by for trips.

    Bang for the buck

    While college is high wherever you go, UTM is a smart investment.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. Like the soybean festival in Sept.

    Food and Dining

    I live at home so I do not know how to answer this.I live at home so I do not know how to answer this.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home so I do not know how to answer this.I live at home so I do not know how to answer this.

    Academic Rigor

    Get to know your teachers.They want you to succeed and they will help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers.They want you to succeed and they will help you.

    In three sentences

    They have a great program. Campus is beautiful and small so walking to a class is easy. I only go to school on M,W,F so I can work, UTM gives me lots of options.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    being in band I enjoyed watching their football games with the half time band playing.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is great for those within TN, but can get expensive for out of state students.

    Food and Dining

    Haven't dined. I belive there is a meal plan though.

    Dorm Life

    Seemed nice from outside.

    Academic Rigor

    haven't taken a class. I have heard that it is somewhat intense and very good for post-college work.

    In three sentences

    After visiting the campus several times I really liked the small town feel, as that is what I have been used to for most of my life. Although after researching more I sadly found the college to be lacking in my major area, although I'm still thinking.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is one of the safest in the nation. The campus is incredibly well lit. In addition, the campus police are constantly patrolling campus.

    Greek Life

    There are several frats and sororities on campus, but there aren't any actual sorority houses on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are quite a few organizations, but I feel like there could be more special interest groups.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who don't enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and people who like life slow.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very affordable, especially considering all the facilities that have recently been built, including a state of the art recreational complex.

    What to do for fun

    The town of Martin isn't quite as exciting as the bigger cities, but the school has between two and five events a week that are completely free to students. The events range, but most of them are enjoyable. The town itself is nice if you enjoy hunting, nature, and small town charm.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at Ut Martin is an all you can eat buffet, with salad, pizza, and cheeseburgers being offered everyday. The other entrees that come in addition to these are on a weekly cycle. The campus also has a Chik Fil A, Chinese restaurant, and a flatbread grill. That being said, many students often still crave more variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms that the average student at Ut martin aren't the nicest ever, but the Residence Assistants are very friendly and sincere. Dorm intramural sports are competitive and helped me make several new friends. If you are willing to pay extra for the price of comfort, the nicest apartment style dorms are relatively nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough only if you choose to enroll in the most difficult courses. The average course here is definitely manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    All students should participate in the first year initiative. I was nervous coming into college until first year initiative's welcome weekend. It got me acquainted with how college works and helped me make several great friends.

    In three sentences

    Ut Martin is a happy medium between the small school charm and the big school opportunities. The student to teacher ratio is very reasonable and the campus is easy to navigate. At the same time, there is a multitude of school clubs, and enough people to were a person can meet new friends everyday.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops everywhere. I swear half the population of Martin is cops.

    Greek Life

    I am not allowed to participate in Greek life for my first semester because of my sport, but I am considering it for the spring. If you want to network and meet new people, that's the way to go!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Homecoming week, the frats and sororities do a rope pull tournament that lasts the entire week. Coming from the city I found this very intriguing. People don't do this in the west!

    What to do for fun

    There's some bars around town that are actually pretty chill and nothing crazy. Just good ol' dancing, and the cities are not too far if you have a vehicle if you want to get out of town for the day.

    Food and Dining

    The caf has pretty decent food for every meal, and on the first Sunday of every month, they have a huge brunch that is pretty much the bomb. In the food court there is Chik-Fil-A, some flatbread joint, and some Chinese.

    Dorm Life

    There are different dorms that you can live on campus (if you're a freshman you have to). One is Cooper; never live in Cooper. The second are the Browning/Ellington Halls which are standard dorms. If you have the money for it, I would suggest living in University Village; they're apartment styled living.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm only a freshman, but so far it hasn't been bad. High school has been harder than my first year in college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering UTM, come visit. Explore all the types of dorms and eat in the caf so you know what you're getting yourself into food wise. If the small town seems like there wouldn't be anything to do, it's not true. Sure, entertainment isn't right outside your door, but it can be found.

    In three sentences

    I came to UTM from the West and had never experienced a small town before--I didn't know what to expect. I came here for athletics, but ever since I've been here I have loved it. It's not a huge campus, the professors are willing to help, and I felt welcomed within the first week.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have their own dairy farm

    What to do for fun

    there is everything to do here. everything from study groups to parties

    Tips for prospective students

    GO HERE.

    In three sentences

    I think this is the best college ever.This campus is really beautiful. UT martin is very down to earth and everyone is like one big family

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police station is right in the center of campus and they always patrol the campus. There has been a few robberies and incidents but what college doesn't have these types of things. There are lights along many of the pathways that help a lot when you are walking through campus at night as well as some Emergency buttons at both ends of campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active on campus and very involved in different organizations like the Student Government. Fraternity houses are currently built and very well kept and Sorority houses are currently being built and are supposed to be done in a few years.

    Clubs and Activities

    Your department will always find a way to keep you involved. I don't know specifics for other departments but the music department has a jazz band, marching band, concert band, Wind Ensemble, percussion ensemble (and then about 5 other ensembles branching off of that) Chamber groups, Pep band and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture Music (especially percussion!) Biology and Chemistry Engineers

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state students get instate tuition as far as I know. Most of my friends get refund checks which basically means they get paid to attend school because of all the scholarships they have received.

    What to do for fun

    The university brings in entertainment and guest speakers a few times throughout each semester. The Soybean festival that happens in the fall is really popular and artists such as Kansas has come to perform at it. Jackson and Paducah, two bigger cities, are an hour away. Fraternities and Sororities host lots of events and the theater or music department usually has a concert or play at least once a week. There are a lot of opportunities for Travel Study.

    Food and Dining

    When you buy a meal plan you will receive a certain amount of meals a week or semester that you can use. These meals let you into the cafeteria where you can chose to eat unlimited amounts of food from any of the following stations; Grill, International, Pasta, Pizza, Entree, Salad, Sandwich, Desert and Vegetarian. The food is usually decent and they mix it up enough that you won't be eating the same thing every week. Also once a month on a Sunday they have a Brunch that people from the Community come to and students with a meal plan can get into. Those days are the best because they have so many items that would not normally be served and it is all so good.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in the dorms for 3 years and they are not that bad. They are really close to campus and right next to the cafeteria. Browning and Ellington have the same layout which is a room with two beds that are separated by a tall desk. This room and another room share a small bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet. The nice thing about this dorm is that maintenance will come by and clean your bathroom and replace toilet paper once a week so you don't have to worry about those costs. The downside is that there is a vent above one of the beds and last year it was dripping onto the floor right next to my bed and even though the maintenance was aware of it they didn't fix it until my best friend and I contacted them several times. The laundry rooms are a little gross and sometimes people get items stolen out of the drying machine. Other than that though dorm life is very active and they try to make it community like with all the activities that they hold.

    Academic Rigor

    I graduated from a high school that ranked within the top 10% in the nation and I have around a 3.5 GPA here. Most of the classes are a lot easier than I thought they were going to be but I know some very smart people who are working really hard to get good grades and struggling to do so. The music classes are starting to get a lot harder which is great for this up and coming department. Overall though I believe that many students can attend this college and feel successful and challenged with the rigor of their particular departments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and work hard. Know the resources at your disposal and use them while you have them. Be involved and make lots of friends.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great woman's basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball program and the football team had a player drafted to the Indianapolis Colts in the Spring of 2013. Academic wise this school has great teachers with a defined goal in mind of getting students jobs and helping them become better people and students. Overall it is a school that is up and coming and has a the great name of the University of Tennessee to back it up.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a lot of fun!

    In three sentences

    UTM has a beautiful campus. I am excited to be able to attend there soon.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel in danger on campus. Martins security is top notch :)

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a tight knit family on UTM's campus. They all intermingle, have mixers. I love greek life and always try to be as much involved in it as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    UT Martin has a multitude of student organizations, ranging from martial arts to an equestrian club!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to go to a smaller school, know your professors, and make lots of awesome friends as well as get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on including: things that the Student Activities Council(S.A.C.) plans, greek life events, student organization events. You're only bored at Martin if you dont get involved!

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria has a wide variety of food choices always changing from day to day. Its cafeteria food so its not the best, but you wont leave hungry. They also have a food court that is very good, it has a Chickfila, sushi/Chinese place, and a flatbread/pizza place.

    Dorm Life

    I live in the basic dorms, although they are relatively small, they are perfect. The housing staff is friendly, they're always willing to help. The resident assistants are great!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved. As a freshman there are a multitude of opportunities to get involved and you will always feel welcome no matter what you decide to do.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is a fantastic college, I highly recommend it. They have a great student life on campus, always things to do. Greek Life on campus is awesome as well.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is just about anything and everything you can do for fun at utm.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good moat of the time. It has it's days where it is just plain.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great at utm. You have plenty of things to do each week in the dorms. You will always have a nice polite person to talk to. You also will always make a new friend.

    Academic Rigor

    The majority of the classes are only as hard as you make them. If you stay motivated and caught up then it can be pretty average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look forward to coming to utm. It is great place and you will definitely make plenty of friends.

    In three sentences

    The University of Tennessee Martin is a great college to attend. The professor are fun, up to date, and always willing to help in any way they can. It also contains enough things for you to do to help from being completely stressed out.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities to do for fun. Martin has the rodeo every year and is very oriented in sorority and fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is amazing with many retail chains to eat at. The cafe has many options and some healthy options too! Overall not a bad place to eat

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old but provide a fun college experience. I live in the on campus apartments which are a little more expensive but provide privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    Martin really focuses on learning and the teachers want you to succeed. There are many opportunities for free tutoring and help

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on Campus and enjoy your time but remember to go to the library and study.

    In three sentences

    UT Martin is a welcoming school with a friendly community. Each class is small and contains about 30 students for individual attention from professors. You really feel like the professors care about you and your grades!

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is an open campus ALWAYS be safe and watch you surroundings.

    Greek Life

    I's not all about the parties, they also have different activities for you to participate in on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A unusual but very fun tradition for me had to be LIPSYNC, a talent show for GREEKS. Its very entertaining and funny actually ! you should gather up your friends and attend.

    What to do for fun

    Attend on campus activities ! Don't know whats going on? There are always posters in the UC. Join organizations get involved !

    Food and Dining

    Of course we all wish our favorite food spots were on campus but they aren't. I can say we have a fairly healthy variety of dinning here.

    Dorm Life

    Living in Cooper Hall is by far the most convenient choice I've made here at UTM. Its right in front of Humanities, where majority of your classes are and next to Clement where you can find the FREE tutoring sessions and your advisor.

    Academic Rigor

    I love how ALL of my teachers put forth the effort to make sure everyone understands the material he or she is teaching. That saying teachers used in high school They aren't going to hold your hand in college is TOTALLY wrong ! These professors care and they show it !

    Tips for prospective students

    From experience, DO NOT MISS CLASSES ! Study as much as possible ! Even if the material seems difficult read it and go to other sources ( tutoring, study sessions, your professor). Get involved don't sit in your room all the time there are plenty of activities going on throughout the day !

    In three sentences

    This University is highly recommended for those who want to be in a totally diverse community. Being able to work and also have fun is a plus ! Academics are made easy for you with free tutoring and study labs. TAKE ADVANTAGE!!