UT Quick Facts

There are myriad interesting things about UT.

Campus

Knoxville

Location

560

Acres

230+

Buildings

26

New and improved facilities in the past 5 years

9,813

Employees (faculty & staff)

History

1794

Founded in Knoxville as Blount College

1820

Reopened as East Tennessee College

1840

Renamed East Tennessee University

1869

Designated Tennessee’s land-grant university

1879

Renamed the University of Tennessee

1968

UT System created

Students (Fall 2015)

27,845

Students (21,863 undergraduate and 5,982 graduate)

3.89

Average first-time freshman high school GPA

27

Average first-time freshman ACT

17 to 1

Student-to-faculty ratio

92

Countries represented by our students

Academics

11

Colleges

300+

Degree programs

170+

Undergraduate majors, concentrations, and specializations

$46.3 Million

In scholarships awarded annually by UT

Semester-based

Academic calendar

Admin

Jimmy G. Cheek

Chancellor

Susan Martin

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Athletics

Smokey

Mascot, a bluetick coonhound

The Volunteers

Nickname

23

NCAA championships (since 1987)

189

Total SEC championship team titles

Faculty

1,700+

Instructional faculty

14

UT-ORNL Governor’s Chairs

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