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The University of Tennessee-Knoxville 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Mitchell from Lebanon, TN
  • Sep-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Whether there is truth to the Knoxville has the highest restaurants per capita of any U.S. city or not, Knoxville does have a great variety of restaurants both on and off campus. There are several places in the University itself to eat, and with the massive collection of restaurants outside of UT, you'll find something you'll like.

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  • 5
  • Lauren from Cleveland, TN
  • Jan-04-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    My best friend has complained about the ins and outs of the meal plan, but it seems like the food is pretty good. There are lots of options, which is nice.

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  • 5
  • Nathan from Mount Juliet, TN
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    No matter how picky of an eater you are, there is always a place to get food. There is PCB, which is cafeteria style where you can get all sorts of different styles of food with your meal plan. If you are interested in a restaurant with fried foods, there is Southern Kitchen, which is also included on meal plan. Southern Kitchen is my personal favorite. Along with these places there is a Subway, Panda Express, and Raisin Canes where you can use meal plan and dining dollars.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Mitchell from Lebanon, TN
  • Sep-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Greek life is present, but not forced on the rest of the campus. Fraternity Row was filled with booming speakers playing music, but the majority of the campus carried on with their studies. So while Greek life is a factor in the campus, its not the overwhelming force you'd expect it to be, making it good for students both interested and disinterested in it.

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  • 0
  • Abigail from Tullahoma, TN
  • Jul-01-2015 I am a current student here

    70% of UT's population is in Greek life and this percent is still growing especially for sororities! It is a great way to meet people!

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Cleveland, TN
  • Jan-04-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    One of my friends is in Zeta Tau Alpha and loves it. She said that if she wasn't in ZTA, she wouldn't be in a greek club (because of standards, reputation, etc.). She just became president and is working to make the club better (i.e. stop rejecting people based on looks, etc.)

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  • 0
  • Mary from Franklin, TN
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge part of this campus! The university has large greek life mansions for each fraternity and sorority. Greek life is especially present during football season.

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  • 0
  • Jennie from Kansas City, KS
  • Dec-02-2014 I am a current student here

    I can't speak much to it myself, but Greek life is very popular. You can enjoy campus to the fullest without it, though.

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