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The University of Tennessee Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
21,141
Total Undergrads
Including 1,193 Part-time
4,214
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 15 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $727,550)
9
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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…

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  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Elizabeth from Nashville, TN
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The cafeteria (PCB and the UC) are good and cheap so try to eat there more often then blow through your dining dollars.

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  • 3
  • Faye
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Pres Court is pretty average but Rocky Top in the UC is pretty good. And Smokey's is the bomb.com but it's only open till 4 pm. Southern Kitchen is very hit or miss but when it's good, its GOOD. Also they are putting in two new dining options on the strip next fall, and I can already tell you I'm gonna be hitting up that Panda Express everyday.

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  • 4
  • Lane from Franklin, TN
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I really enjoyed the cafeteria compared to other schools. Just don't eat there at lunch as well as dinner every day, you'll get sick of it faster.

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  • 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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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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