The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN, USA

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The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
3.84 Average Rating

Brittany from Signal Mountain, TN

a current student here
25 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've learned so much, not just in classes but being on my own and on campus. Responsibility is huge when in college. You have to study twice the amount of time you're in class. Aside from academics, I've learned how to cope without my circle of friends from high school. You quickly learn to make new friends and manage your time. Everything is coming together and I know when the academics get harder, I know I've got solid social skills behind me.
Am enjoying being here
Chattanooga is a very beautiful place and the campus is small enough to pass at least someone you know everyday. Classes are medium in size and you can always get individual help from professors or tutors. The food is good ranging from Quiznos and Chik-fil-A to wraps, sushi and salads. The brand new gym is wonderful and the Aquatic center, once completed Fall 2010, will be decked out with a swimming pool, lazy river and water slide. There are plenty of clubs, intramurals, etc. to join and the musical performances are great. Plenty of things to do on and off campus with downtown within walking distance.
Bang for the buck
After not being able to afford the University of Tennessee at Knoxville because of the cost of tuition, I came to UTC. I could not have made a better choice. Everything is less expensive. Not only is it less expensive but you get more for your money. A smaller campus means more individual attention from professors if you need it. The 'dorms' aren't the typical dorms. All of them feature two bedrooms, a bathroom (with 2 sinks) a full kitchen, living room and storage space. They come furnished with all kitchen appliances (stove top, microwave, refrigerator, sink and toaster oven), 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 dressers and 2 closets in each room, a kitchen table with 4 chairs, a couch and a chair for the living room. Each room has Internet and cable. The brand new gym is free anytime you want to go-it has all machines, basketball courts, rock climbing wall, etc. The campus if full of life everywhere you go and the little expense it costs is worth the price.
Tips for prospective students
Consider this school and compare it to other schools on size, expenses and personality.
Great for these types of students
Great for students with goals. The academics are great so be ready to work hard.
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Nashville

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am a freshman at UTC this year and have learned so much already. Classes can be difficult or easy, it all depends on what the student would like to take. Taking challenging classes is great here, I can push myself to learn even more by doing this. There are plenty of opportunities to explore a wide variety of classes for those who are undecided through general education requirements.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE being here. The dorms are some of the best in the state. Having apartment style rooms is great because students can cook, and not have to feel crammed in a tiny room to eat, sleep, and study in. The campus is not too big, but not too small. Having 10,000 is a great size. The campus is fairly compact so one can get anywhere in only a few minutes, but don't push it (I've tried, not recommended ;) There are tons of ways to get involved, intramurals, clubs to fit any personality and greek life are all popular choices. Greek life is much more relaxed than other schools, so give it a try!
Bang for the buck
The price is definitely worth the education you receive. This campus is the up-and-coming UT campus, and many renovations are being done to bring this school to its full potential. New buildings and state of the art facilities are being added including a renovated Grote Hall and a new recreation center. The professors at UTC really care about their students so you are guaranteed a great education for an in-state price.
Tips for prospective students
Please come visit! Maybe I'll see you around! :) If a student does apply, please apply for housing at the same time, don't wait! Even if you are not sure you are going to attend it is worth the small deposit fee, to guarantee a housing spot. Make sure the application is complete and on time! Be yourself! Have fun with the college admission process.
Great for these types of students
Student who learn better in smaller class sizes, non-traditional students and those who prefer to live at home and commute. Other than general education classes, most have what I call a 'high school' class size, around twenty-ish. Calling all business majors, the business school here is ranked one of the best in the country. It is great for students who do not want to be overwhelmed by a 30,000 student school, but would get bored at a small school with a thousand students. I love it! :)
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Marquef from Clarksville, TN

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot of things here, but mostly I have learned new study methods. I have a good relationship with my teachers and I am able to ask for help when I need it. The classes aren't too big so the teachers have more time to help you when you need it. I want to major in communications and being able to relate to my teachers and participate in class is a big part of communicating.
Am enjoying being here
I love the campus here and I have met so many new people. I usually play basketball in my free time with the new friends I have met. It's always something to do here and I am glad I chose this college to further my education.
Bang for the buck
The cost is very expensive, but I strive to do good in my classes so that I can get scholarships and financial aid to help me further my career. I want to join a fraternity, but I realize that my grades come first, so I study hard. I guess when it really comes down to it, this school is worth the cost.
Tips for prospective students
Study hard and don't party alot. Sororities and Fraternities can wait. Your education comes first.
Great for these types of students
If you like to meet new people but don't want be overcrowded, this is a good place for you. The campus is just the right size and it is close to all the downtown Chattanooga attractions so if you want to go to the aquarium, you just walk down the hill.
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Kaila from Antioch, TN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UTC offers a very diverse group of students, I love this because out of all the other schools I applied and were accepted to, lacked minorities.
UTC's campus is beautiful, it offers appealing landscapes and historic buildings, so there's just as much to learn inside the classroom as outside.
Finally, Chattanooga is an amazing city in itself, so you do not have to stray too far away from campus to have a good time in the city, there is also plenty of outdoor activities to take part in throughout Chattanooga's great outdoors.
Tips for prospective students
Use the scholarship requirements as your acceptance requirements, this way not only are you more likely to be accepted, but you're more likely to get a scholarship from the university as well. But, do not base your entire decision of attending on whether or not you get a scholarship. If you love the school, and feel it is a good fit, go for it!
Academic Rigor
I have not yet been to any classes, because I start in the fall.
Dorm Life
UTC's dorms are amazing. Not very many universities offer Apartment style housing options. This is cool because I'm able to have my own privacy in my own room, while also utilizing a full kitchen and fridge! But of course if those didn't interest me UTC also offers traditional style housing, which Is great because I love having options.
Food and Dining
UTC offers so many different food options. The cafeteria, Crossroads, is conveniently located near the center of campus, as are the other dining options such as Subway, and various restaurants/fast-food within the University Center,
What to do for fun
There is never a reason to be bored on UTC's campus simply because there are so many activities to be apart of and get involved in. With a variety of Sororities, Fraternities, Clubs, and Intramurals, there's something for everyone.
Bang for the buck
In my opinon, you really do get what you pay for. UTC is a midsized campus, with plenty of options of majors to learn from as well as activities to keep you entertained each year you attend.
Great for these types of students
People that love the outdoors and love having options to choose from will love UTC.
Campus Safety
UTC has police officers patrolling the university at all times. They also offer a great deal of blue light systems that can be utilized by anyone at any point of the day. I know for a fact I can feel very safe on this campus.
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Mary from Knoxville, TN

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have a great choice of classes to choose from. Because the classes are relatively small, I get to talk to my teachers more and can ask for more help if needed, which might not happen in a larger school. I'm not bored in class but not overly stressed with my load.
Am enjoying being here
I LOVE IT HERE!! I will be a Sophomore this year and could not have found a better school for myself. I have made a lot of new friends which is very easy considering the small campus.
Bang for the buck
Although college can get expensive, I feel that I have chosen a great place to resume my education. With it being a smaller school, I feel like not only is it less money than a major university, but you can get more one-on-one time with your professors which makes your money worth while.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! I did not want to join a sorority when I came to school but I decided to rush anyways. After I went through recruitment I was in love and having a blast. It made college a lot easier and a LOT more fun. If a fraternity or sorority is not your thing, find another involvement to get into. There is so much to offer for a smaller school.
Great for these types of students
If you want a smaller campus, big enough to where everyone doesn't know your personal life but small enough not to get lost all the time and you can wake up five minutes before class and get there on time.
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Valeria from Maryville, TN

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a clean, safe campus with friendly staff and friendly students.
Tips for prospective students
Act early, do your homework. Get to know the college well. If you really want to get to know the school, make an appointment to get a tour. You will not be disappointed.
Academic Rigor
Same academic rigor as UTK but much more affordable. definitely pushes students to do what they can do and more.
Dorm Life
AMAZING! Dorm rooms look like apartments. I would not mind living there all four years. Definitely worth the money.
Food and Dining
No one can go hungry at UTC. They have something for everyone.
What to do for fun
The school has a facility called the ARC. You may rock climb, swim, learn to dance and defend yourself. Honestly I can't name everything they offer.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive no matter which way you slice it. Fortunately, UTC helps students and parents make things realistically affordable.
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Jasmine from Memphis, TN

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I love the teaching methods here at UTC. The instructors are willing to communicate with each student one-on-one. Great interaction.
Am enjoying being here
I love the campus and the on-campus living. The dorms are apartment style and I love it.
Bang for the buck
It is not very expensive to attend UTC. Close to all activities are free because it is included in your tuition. There is a free state of the art workout facility and all athletic events are free as well.
Tips for prospective students
The hills here are killers, but the shuttle is free and runs all over campus.
Great for these types of students
Any student.
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Megan from Huntingdon, TN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Attending UTC was an amazing choice! Even though I am so far from home, I feel at home here too! Everyone here is extremely nice and helpful.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! There are so many excited and fun ways to get involved at UTC.
Academic Rigor
In my experience here so far, UTC's academics are absolutely fantastic. I am a Criminal Justice major, and the professors I have are helpful and truly interested in teaching the students.
Dorm Life
UTC has the best college dorms I have ever seen, although they are not referred to as dorms here. We live in apartments! In many of the apartments people are not sharing rooms, and even if they are it is not a typical small bedroom. Here we have larger rooms for those who share bedrooms, and many students do not share. Residence life at my university is amazing.
Food and Dining
We have two dining facilities that are great. They are the UC and Crossroads.
What to do for fun
There's always programs that are put on by the resident assistants, and there are various programs put on by different clubs every week. Also, there's almost always larping in the middle of campus to keep you entertained.
Bang for the buck
I would definitely say UTC is more than worth the money! It is a great school where most of the teachers honestly care about their students. You cannot find that at every school!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Patten Chapel is extremely beautiful and used quite often for weddings from what I have heard!
Campus Safety
I never feel unsafe on campus! There is usually campus security officers walking around at night, and we have phones all around campus to use when we need help.
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Jonathan from Hendersonville, TN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
UTC is an excellent school because of the affordability, convenience, and educational programs. The school is on the rise in the State of Tennessee and I have never met a student that dislikes it. The simplicity of life, mixed with the downtown location makes it the perfect place to go to college!
Tips for prospective students
I would be sure to make Chattanooga your home when you come here. Too many people see college as just 4 years, but it is where you will live for four years. Students need to get involved in school and in the community and it makes college so much better. UTC has so many different opportunities to get involved in.
Academic Rigor
UTC is a challenging school, like any other University, but the professors here are incredible. They are always willing to help you outside of class and they know you by name, even in large classes. They genuinely want to see you succeed. The bottom line is that college can be tough anywhere, but finding one that pushes you to the next level, while supporting you along the way makes it worthwhile; UTC does this for its students.
Dorm Life
Dorm life here rocks! I spent the first 2 years living on campus. The dorms at UTC are apartment style. There are many different buildings, but in most of them you get your own bedroom, you share a bathroom with one other person, there is a living room and kitchen..with a washer and dryer!! It doesn't get much better than that. Plus..it is literally a 7 minute walk to class AT MOST! It is so convenient.
Food and Dining
The on campus dining is great. There are a few coffee shops on campus (a Starbucks is being built in the new library currently under construction. There is a food court in the University Center that offers a wide range of foods like burgers, pizza, wraps, sandwiches, soul food, salads, Chinese food, and even milkshakes. There is also another dining service in which you pay when you walk in and there is a huge variety of different foods and it is all you can eat! The wide variety also allows you to make healthy choices, which is really important.
What to do for fun
The town has a ton of fun stuff, being that we are surrounded by mountains, a fun downtown, and the Tennessee River. But the Aquatics and Recreation Center on campus has a full gym, track, basketball courts, FREE outdoor equipment rentals, a rock climbing wall, 2 pools, a lazy river around the pools, and a giant water slide. UTC pretty much takes care of it all.
Bang for the buck
UTC offers so much for such an affordable price. The Financial Aid office is really helpful and provides you with a lot of different scholarships to apply for.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a chapel on campus that is supposedly haunted. Makes for fun late night walks on campus.
Great for these types of students
Students that are interested in outdoors, great for students that want to be teachers or engineers, an excellent fine arts center, and a top of the line business school.
Clubs and Activities
UTC offers a wide range of intramural sports and different on campus clubs that range from academia to community service. There is something for everyone.
Greek Life
The Greek Life on campus in very popular and involved in the community service in Chattanooga.
Campus Safety
Police are awesome! Very friendly and their response time is superb. They are so helpful and easy to reach.
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Miranda from Pulaski, TN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned a lot at UTC. Most of the professors are really good about helping out out if you need the extra help. They want to make sure that you understand the material they are presenting you.
Am enjoying being here
There is so much to do in Chattanooga! From restaurants to movie theaters to mini golf, downtown has it all! That is really great for the people who cannot stay in their dorm the entire semester!
Tips for prospective students
GO TO CLASS! Do not let the lack of an attendance policy make you lazy! You will not pass.
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