Founded two years before Tennessee achieved statehood in 1794, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is the flagship campus of the UT system and the first public university west of the Appalachian Divide. UT is home to nine colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in over 360 areas of study. All incoming first year students are welcomed to UT with Torch Night ceremonies and graduating seniors are sent off with a celebration called Aloha Oe. To help serve the Knoxville community, the Tennessee Volunteers live up to their nickname by serving on outreach programs through the Center for Leadership and Service.
The University of Tennessee is a very large and diverse campus where there are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus. It is listed as one of the top ranking research institutions in the region and is highly ranked among the nation. UTK is full of students who love their school and are not afraid to show it.
Isa from Chattanooga, TN
My freshman year at the University of Tennessee has been absolutely amazing. The campus is gorgeous, especially for being in downtown Knoxville, and there's so much to do in the area. The tuition is a little steep and classes were definitely a challenge, but the staff really works with you to help you succeed.