A thriving Southern City
Our home is a thriving Southern city known for its festivals, great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries.
Located at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and Interstate 40.
Zoo Knoxville is the birth place of more red pandas than any other zoo in the world.
The Urban Wilderness boasts 1,000 forested acres plus lake and river access. Calling all hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and water lovers!
Where the French Broad and Holston Rivers converge and the Tennessee River begins.
Average annual temperatures: high 69° F and low 49° F.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 45-minute drive from campus!
112 miles of paved greenways and natural trails.
UT’s Neyland Stadium is one of the country’s largest sports venues.
Chattanooga, TN – 1.5 hours, 115 miles
Asheville, NC – 2 hours, 110 miles
Nashville, TN – 3 hours, 180 miles
Atlanta, GA – 3.5 hours, 200 miles
Charlotte, NC – 4 hours, 240 miles
Cincinnati, OH – 4 hours, 250 miles
Louisville, KY – 4 hours, 240 miles
Memphis, TN – 6 hours, 390 miles
Charleston, SC – 6.5 hours, 375 miles
St. Louis, MO – 8 hours, 500 miles
Washington, DC – 8 hours, 500 miles
Cycling, jogging, walking, and boating are very popular and accessible in Knoxville.
Downtown Knoxville is home to multiple historic concert and performance venues.
There are several music venues around the city, including Thompson-Boling Arena on campus.
The Vol Navy boats to Neyland Stadium and tailgates on the Tennessee River.
Knoxville is home to the Vols, the Lady Vols, and the Ice Bears.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes a section of the Appalachian Trail and is the most biodiverse park in the National Park system.