UT is dedicated to its traditions of building a brighter, more successful future for our students, our state, and our world. World-class faculty members are committed to teaching students in ways that will best prepare them for rewarding careers. They also seek to further knowledge of their disciplines and improve the lives of others through research and scholarly work.
We seek to admit and enroll students who have demonstrated their commitment to learning and being part of a diverse and vibrant campus. For admission decisions, we consider grades and test scores, of course, but we also consider the broad range of experiences and talents a student will share with our community.
You can choose from more than 300 degree options, along with a variety of honors programs, interdisciplinary majors, residential learning communities, and study abroad programs. Consistently named a “best value” by top higher education publications, UT is affordable and accessible by offering a wide range of merit and need-based scholarships and financial aid.
The Princeton Review listed UT among the top seventy-five public colleges and universities in its Best Value Colleges for 2014 publication, which compared public and private schools in areas including cost, financial aid, academic quality, and campus life.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Knoxville forty-seventh among all public universities for 2014.
The 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges rated UT as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.
UT’s graduate and professional programs in supply chain management and logistics, nuclear engineering, and printmaking rank in the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report (2013).
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine called UT one of the best values among public colleges in its 2013 list based on affordability and academic quality.
Forbes magazine consistently ranks UT’s full-time MBA program as one of the best in the country.
UT’s College of Business Administration undergraduate business program is ranked twenty-seventh in the nation among public institutions, and its undergraduate supply chain management and logistics program is ranked fifth among the nation’s public institutions. (U.S. News, 2014 rankings)
Our Nuclear Engineering Department is the fifth ranked program in US News and World Report, climbing from the twelfth-ranked program in just four years.
UT's Haslam Scholars spend their undergraduate years preparing to be leaders in such fields as business, government, education, and service professions. Every year, about fifteen students are chosen from several thousand applicants. Those selected receive a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop, study-abroad funding, and $5,500 to support their research.
UT and its partner, Southeast University in Nanjing, operate the Confucius Institute, expanding opportunities for UT students and others to learn Chinese, experience Chinese culture, and travel abroad.
The College of Engineering’s nuclear engineering graduate program is ranked 5th in the nation (US News and World Report, 2015 rankings). The UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair program attracts accomplished researchers from across the nation to pursue knowledge that will help solve our biggest problems.
The College of Law is one of the nation’s fifty-four best value law schools. (The National Jurist, 2014).
The College of Arts and Sciences’ graduate program in printmaking is ranked 3rd in the nation. The college’s Master of Fine Art program is ranked twenty-second among public universities and forty-fifth nationally.
Of the ten schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” Short List ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT's program ranked sixth nationally and second among public universities. (US News and World Report, 2014)
The College of Communication and Information’s Information Sciences graduate program is ranked seventeenth in the nation (U.S. News and World Report, 2013).