Quick Facts

Campus

Located in Knoxville

910 Acres

294 Buildings

$1 billion + in projects under design and construction

Students (Fall 2022)

33,805 Students (27,039 undergraduate and 6,766 graduate and professional)

17 to 1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Ayres Hall

History

1794 Founded in Knoxville as Blount College

1807 Became East Tennessee College; Closed in 1809; Reopened in 1820

1826 East Tennessee College moved to the Hill

1840 Renamed East Tennessee University

1862-65 University activity suspended during Civil War

1869 Designated one of Tennessee’s land-grant universities

1879 Renamed the University of Tennessee

1902 UT football team first called Volunteers

1921 Ayres Hall completed

1968 UT System Created

1994 200th anniversary celebration

Economy

$1.7 billion Annual impact on the Tennessee economy

Faculty and Staff

1,600 Full-time instructional faculty

15 UT-ORNL Governor’s Chairs

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