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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,193 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 15 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $727,550)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $347,567)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 52 43 Yes -
Baseball 36 - Yes -
Basketball 18 14 - Yes
Football 121 - - -
Golf 9 8 Yes Yes
Rowing - 58 Yes -
Soccer - 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 Yes Yes
Swimming 35 36 - -
Tennis 12 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - - Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 7.8%
Hispanic 1.8%
Non-resident alien 4.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.0%
Two or more races 0.6%
White/non-Hispanic 80.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 15
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 23

Notable Alumni

  • Ali Hussein Abu Ragheb, Prime Minister of Jordan.
  • Cormac McCarthy, Author of All the Pretty Horses and Blood Meridian.
  • Howard Baker, Ambassador to Japan and former Senate Majority Leader.
  • James Buchanan, Nobel Prize-winning economist.
  • James W. DeMint, Jr., US senator.
  • John Cullum, Actor, writer, director.
  • Lindsey Nelson, Four-time Sportscaster of the Year; voice of the Cotton Bowl and the NY Mets.
  • Peyton Manning, Star NFL quarterback.
  • Tamika Catchings, Olympic and WNBA basketball player.
  • Jeff Ashby, Astronaut; pilot of space shuttles Columbia, Endeavor, and Atlantis.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Emily from Bartlett, TN
  • 5
  • Honestly not bad. It's a college dorm, so it's not going to be 5-star luxury, but as far as dorms go I think UTK has some of the nicest options.…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Rachel from Knoxville, TN
  • 3
  • Dorm life can be relative to each individual. It can be viewed as a year long slumber party to some, while other times it can be suffocating. There's always the…

  • May-30-2012 Read More
  • Darius from Nashville, TN
  • 5
  • Dorms couldn't be any better, or could they? The dorms are wonderful if you think about: thousands of students. several academic buildings, stadiums, etc. for them to be as big…

  • Aug-09-2012 Read More
  • Rachell from Knoxville, TN
  • 4
  • So far it's pretty good! We haven't had a problem with housing, and there are a few different options to choose from, there are lots of in-depth explanations on each…

  • Aug-15-2012 Read More
  • Lauren from Knoxville, TN
  • 3
  • Ah, dorm life. Living on campus definitely has its pros and cons. You get the full experience' if you live on campus. It's easier to get to class, you meet…

  • Jul-13-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jay from Germantown, TN
  • Apr-17-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is average. It's typical cafeteria food that you can eat on a daily basis, but is definitely not gourmet.

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  • 4
  • Charnissya from Memphis, TN
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is amazing. There are a lot of different options when it comes to what you would like to eat. There are things from Asian cuisines to Chik - Fil - A. With meal plan food is always either free or tremendously cheap.

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  • 5
  • John from Knoxville, TN
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    UTK partners with Aramark. Although dining on campus can be a little more expensive than off campus, it is very convenient between classes and there are several options available in the University Center and throughout campus. I would recommend a meal plan for anyone.

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  • 4
  • Paige from Waverly, TN
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is not bad at all! I recommend Southern Kitchen! They serve great food and use meal equivalency! Also, PCB is like a buffet! You walk in and swipe our card and you have a huge variety of foods you can get. Anywhere from pizza to spaghetti, salads to dessert, hamburgers, cheesy hash-browns etc.

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  • 3
  • Keevon from Memphis, TN
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is average. It does get repetitive. However, there are many places to eat nearby. Great Food.

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  • 4
  • Demetria from Knoxville, TN
  • Mar-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Campus dining will never be as good as home cooked meals from mom but Tennessee comes pretty close. Tennessee has several cafeteria style dining located on campus. Each dining facility offers options for vegans and food consumers who have allergies. In addition to these facilities Tennessee has several restaurants located on campus where your meal plan can be used including a Subway, Panda Express, McAllisters, Chic Fil A, Pizza Hut and much more. If none of these ;places seem to interest you. The campus is located right next to UT's strip and walking distance from downtown. So if you're looking for a girls night out. Get dressed up and head downtown to Lattitude's or Cafe 54. Want to go watch some football? head to the strip and grab a seat at Tin Roof or Copper Cellar which gives you the best meal for your buck. Trust me you will never go hungry at UT.

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  • 4
  • Caroline from Strawberry Plains, TN
  • Mar-26-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Most dorms have cafeterias, but everybody normally eats at Presidential Court, where there are all kinds of restaurants and cafeteria foods. The Strip (Cumberland Avenue) has a ton of places to eat that accept Vols Bucks from your meal plan. There's a Starbucks there, and also one one inside Hodges Library, so you can mainline overpriced caffeine anytime. The only drawback about having so many options is if you don't stick to cafeteria food, you can run out of money on your meal plan very quickly.

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  • 2
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Feb-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Meal plans at the University of Tennessee are a waste of money! It would be cheaper and more convenient to you as a student if you had money set aside just for food rather than buying a meal plan.

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  • 5
  • Michael from Etowah, TN
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of Tennessee has several amazing campus dining areas. With cafeterias in Morrill Hall, the University Center, and right in Presidential Court you can never have too many options. The UC also offers various fast food restaurants ranging from Chik-Fil-A to Sbarro to even a Subway. And on top of that, if you ever get bored you can always hike on down to the strip and choose from its wide variety of options!

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  • 5
  • Tori from Powell, TN
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    DELICIOUS!! The staff is super friendly, makes you feel welcome. The food itself tastes amazing. They also have a variety of caterers such as Petro's, subway and more.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jay from Germantown, TN
  • Apr-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Greeks life makes up about twenty percent of undergraduate students. It certainly has a presence on campus, but if you choose to not go greek it's not a big deal. There are lots of other things to do.

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  • 0
  • Charnissya from Memphis, TN
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a great deal of Greek support at UTK. We love our Greeks and they show a lot of support to their school bringing in tons of good credit to this institution and showing everyone a good time at their philanthropy events.

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  • 0
  • Caroline from Strawberry Plains, TN
  • Mar-26-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's fairly active. There's a whole little community off campus made up of really big, expensive looking sorrority and fraternity houses built in just the last few years.

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  • 0
  • Michael from Etowah, TN
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    I may not have rushed or pledged these past two semesters, but Greek life here on campus is very important. They take pride in their sororities and fraternities. I've heard many good things as well as bad things about a few of them. If you really want to rush, you just have to sort through the ones you like and dislike.

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  • 0
  • Tori from Powell, TN
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is okay; they get in trouble a lot, but I am friends with some of the girls involved in greek life and they are truly becoming better people through greek life.

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  • 0
  • Morgan from Knoxville, TN
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a decent number of sororities and fraternities here. Greek life is prominent but not necessary for a social life. Recently there have been some bad behavior by fraternities resulting in more than a couple being shut down.

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  • 0
  • Alicia from Mount Juliet, TN
  • Jan-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is great at UT! Almost all the fraternities and sororities have houses, and they are incredibly involved on campus!

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  • 0
  • Conner from Collierville, TN
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm in a professional fraternity, so I don't know first hand. From what I hear, Greek life at UT is really neat, if you're into it.

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