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Welcome to
Rocky Top

Unrivaled experiences. Hands-on learning. Caring professors. UT is the place for you.

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UT Baseball named the National Champion!

National champs!

Vol baseball brings home its first College World Series National Championship!

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Programs you’re looking for

Study what you love while working alongside supportive, expert faculty who prioritize hands-on research and service-learning.

All of my faculty care not only about my work and my research but me as a person and how I’m doing.

Communication, Political Science
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Campus life
Welcome home

Volunteers come from all corners of the globe, and UT quickly becomes their home, sweet home. Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, our 450 student clubs will make it easy for you to find your people.

You’ll find everything you need on our 920-acre campus. Vols have over 30 dining options, several recreational facilities, and access to an on-campus Student Health Center.

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Come see us

There’s an undeniable energy on our campus, located in the heart of Knoxville—a city with a small town feel. Explore all the restaurants, shopping, and museums that downtown has to offer. Kayak on the Tennessee River. There’s always something to do here!

Your goals for the future matter to us at UT, and we want to help you achieve them. Between our student success initiatives, attentive professors, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, you’ll find support every step of the way toward your degree.

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When I got accepted into UT, I received scholarships that allowed me to continue my education as well as … my extra endeavors that I wanted to pursue such as doing research or studying abroad.

Microbiology and Neuroscience
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was offered to students in 2024


of first-year students received financial aid and scholarships in 2024


of students graduate with no debt

Bearing the torch
The volunteer spirit

We are the Volunteers: selfless leaders who light the way toward a better future through community engagement, research, and innovative thinking. The Volunteer spirit shines through our students who are using their unique talents to make life and lives better for their communities near and far.

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A selfless act

“Six weeks compared to the rest of his life was miniscule,” Lady Vol swimmer Margaret Marando (Class of 2025) said after taking a break from competition to donate bone marrow to a four-year-old boy with leukemia.

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A role model

“My decision to go into community health education really came from the idea of wanting to teach people about health and wellness,” Morgahn Fingall said. “I want to be able to reach communities on a personal level.”

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Life as a Vol is sweet. From singing “Rocky Top” in Neyland Stadium and Big Orange Fridays to research and service-learning, the experiences you have here at UT will inspire you in whatever the future holds.