UT is a place to learn and a place to grow. We hope you'll call it your home sweet home.
A Degree for Your Future
Want to become a teacher? An engineer? Have a vision for a job that is yet to exist? With 360+ undergraduate degree options, honors programs, and an emphasis on research and service–learning, UT will prepare you for what comes after college. We may be a large university, but our caring faculty and staff will make your time here personal and welcoming.
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If you’re looking for an incredible value, an incredible community…that’s investing in people to come here and learn, UT’s the place be.”
From Downtown to the Great Outdoors
A short walk or trolley ride from our 910-acre campus is downtown Knoxville, a friendly Southern city with shops, restaurants, and plenty of entertainment. Outdoor adventure is also close at hand, with the Tennessee River, Knoxville’s renowned Urban Wilderness, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in our backyard.
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Affordable and Valuable
UT offers a variety of scholarship programs. In fact, nearly half of our students graduate with no debt at all. And we prepare you for what comes next. More than 80 percent of UT graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of finishing their degree, and all our graduates join a global network of more 250,000 alumni ready to help open doors for fellow Vols.
People underestimate the connections you make in college. I wouldn’t be here in my career at all if it wasn’t for the friends I met in class or the professors I met.”
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Seeing the Volunteer spirit acted out in this difficult time [of COVID-19]…that just resonated with me. It’s made the university even better in my eyes.”
We live the Volunteer spirit, stepping forward in service and leadership, through our classes and countless opportunities for community involvement.
Challenges Made for You
UT students engage in research and creative endeavors, pursuing career opportunities and discovering answers to challenging questions.
Our region is home to major businesses and innovators that partner with the university and offer internships and careers, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.
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Big Orange Traditions
We sing “Rocky Top” loudly and often! We wear orange on Fridays, and everyone wants to pet our biggest campus celebrity—a bluetick coonhound named Smokey.
As soon as you become a UT student, it doesn’t matter if you are from out of state or someone who grew up in Knoxville—you are a Volunteer.”