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 Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities honored UT in fall 2014 with its Most Visible Progress Trailblazer award for improving its retention and graduation rates.
The Princeton Review lists UT among the top seventy-five public colleges and universities in its Best Value Colleges for 2014 publication and features UT in The Best 379 Colleges, 2015 Edition.
The 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges rates UT as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the US, Great Britain, and Canada.
Forbes magazine includes UT in its annual America’s Top Colleges list in 2014.
US News & World Report ranks UT Knoxville 50th among all public universities in the nation.
US News & World Report ranks UT 24th in the nation in 2014 for providing the best support for veterans returning to school.
UT’s Haslam College of Business supply chain management program is ranked third among public research universities and fourth in the nation. The undergraduate business program ranks 31st among all public universities and 51st among all of America’s business schools according to U.S. News & World Report, 2015.
Our College of Engineering ranks 32nd among all public universities and 57th among all undergraduate programs in US News & World Report, 2015.
UT's Haslam Scholars spend their undergraduate years preparing to be leaders in such fields as business, government, education, and service professions. Each year, about fifteen students are chosen from several thousand applicants to receive a full-tuition scholarship, a laptop, study-abroad funding, and $5,500 to support their research.
The Haslam College of Business graduate supply chain program is ranked 3rd in the US, according to a report from industry leader Gartner Inc.
The College of Engineering’s nuclear engineering graduate program is ranked 5th in the nation in US News & World Report, 2015 rankings.
The Princeton Review includes our College of Law in its 2015 edition of The Best 169 Law Schools in the nation.
The UT Research Foundation is listed among the world’s top universities for producing new US utility patents by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2014.
Of the ten schools included in the US News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” Short List ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT's program ranks 6th nationally and 2nd among public universities in US News & World Report, 2014.