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University History

 In 1794, University of Tennessee was founded, two years before Tennessee became 16th state. The university’s former name was Blount college. It is a public land-grant research university in Knoxville, Tennessee and a flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. The university has collections of the papers of all three U.S. presidents from Tennessee—Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. In 2014, University of Tennessee was named a Purple Heart University. It was one of the six such schools in the nation. The designation was made by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Tennessee, and it was based on the university’s determination to veterans and the military community. In 2019, Donde Plowman was appointed as University’s ninth chancellor. Since 1897, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees to students. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Tennessee’s 11 schools and colleges are located on the Knoxville campus. The campus offers wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 11 schools and colleges the University of Tennessee are;

  • Herbert College of Agriculture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Haslam College of Business
  • Communication and Information
  • Education, Health, and Human Sciences
  • Tickle College of Engineering
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine

University Notable Alumni

The University of Tennessee Alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards University of Tennessee. Some Board of Directors of the university are-

 University Infrastructure & Services

Campuses

The Agricultural campus at University of Tennessee offers undergraduate majors, undergrad minors, graduate programs, and veterinary medicine major courses. The campus supports academics, research and aiding the community.  In 1972, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility (Body Farm) was founded by Dr. William M. Bass and is  situated near the University of Tennessee Medical Center. On March 16, 2009, the university constructed the Cherokee campus on 188-acres of land in downtown Knoxville which is devoted to nanotechnology, neutron science, materials science, energy, climate studies, environmental science, and biomedical sciences. The Space Institute at University of Tennessee supports research and graduate studies in aerospace engineering and other related streams. 

Libraries

Libraries at University of Tennessee serve the flagship campus of Tennessee’s premier public research university. The University is awarded with the Carnegie Foundation Research 1 designation, which is given to doctoral universities with very high research activities in the field. The University’s Libraries supports the teaching, research, and is focused towards enhancing the academic experience of each student on the campus. The students are assisted with top-notch print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and high- quality facilities and technological resources at the university libraries. There are different libraries present on campus like- John C. Hodges Library, Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library. The University of Tennessee is a national leader in Digital collections of books. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, HathiTrust, the Library Publishing Coalition, LYRASIS, and the Center for Research Libraries.

Housing services

On-campus- University Housing of Tennessee provides residence halls, apartments and family housing. Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Room design vary per hall and include multi-person units, singles, studios, suites and some apartment-style rooms with kitchens for convenient living. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. 

Off-campus- The Centre of Student Engagement at Student Life Division of University of Tennessee assists students in finding off-campus housing and roommates. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff at nearby universities. 

Medical services

 University of Tennessee’s Student Health Center provides medical services to students. The staff consists of physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students. The medical services include preventive services, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic medical illnesses, pharmacy, dentistry, diagnostics and health education to make life easier at University of Tennessee. Everyone’s health care is prioritized at the Health Centre irrespective of Caste, colour, age, sex, physical ability and socioeconomic status.  

Student’s clubs

University of Tennessee offers 600+ students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The Division of Student Life offers everything students need to stay active on campus. The different clubs are- 

  • Ad Club
  • Animation Club
  • Astronomy Club 
  • Badminton Club 
  • Baking Club
  • Baseball Club 
  • Bass Fishing Club

These are just a few clubs listed above, there are many other options available to choose from. Joining a club is one of the best possible ways to get more out of your time at the University of Tennessee.

University location

The University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Contact- 865-974-1000

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

The University of Tennessee offers more than Undergraduate programs, Graduate programs, Online programs and Honors and Scholar programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Asian Studies Minor
  • Astronomy Minor
  • Audiology and Speech Pathology Major, BS in Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Biological Sciences Major, BS – Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology Concentration
  • Food Science Minor
  • Forestry Major, BS in Forestry – Forest Resources Management Concentration
  • History Major, BA – Honors Concentration (uTrack Requirements)
  • History Minor
  • Honors Engineering Leadership Minor
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Minor
  • Natural Sciences (NS) Courses
  • Neuroscience Major, BS
  • Nutrition Minor
  • One Health Minor
  • Oral Communication (OC) Courses
  • Philosophy Major, BA

Student Support-

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Tennessee provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for Tennessee's international community. ISSS provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.
  • helps in building links within the university community through cultural activities and programs.

International Student Contact-

Students can contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at-

Office address- 1620 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, TN 37996-3531

E-mail-
Incoming Students: [email protected]
Current Students: [email protected]
Scholars: [email protected]
General Inquiries: [email protected]
Phone: 865-974-3177 • Fax: 865-974-2985

Students can also schedule online meetings with an advisor or they can walk in from 1pm- 4pm, Monday-Friday.

Student life

Student Society-

Student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Tennessee put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Tennessee has over 600+ student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Tennessee is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. The different dimensions of well-being are- Emotional, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual and Cultural. Students can get involved in fitness classes, outdoor sports, and intramurals with Recreational Sports to fit and healthy. 

Food & Drink-

The University of Tennessee has a variety of vibrant food scenes. University’s open dining plan gives students access to food. There are more than 40 locations on campus to enjoy delicious food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. Students can opt for anything they want at diverse variety convenience stores, markets, fast food, and coffee shops located all around campus.

Short term getaways-

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Tennessee to have fun like; 

  • Ayres Hall.
  • Neyland Stadium.
  • Volunteer Statue and Circle Park.
  • John C. Hodges Library.
  • University Pedestrian Mall.
  • Clarence Brown Theatre and Carousel Theatre.
  • University of Tennessee Gardens
  • Knoxville Museum of Art

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Student Safety

Safety and Security at the University of Tennessee is at priority. The University of Tennessee Police Department patrols the university’s campus area and surrounding neighborhoods by foot, bike, and car. University’s Police Department officers provide 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. While walking around campus in the evening, students are encouraged to walk with a friend or in a group to prevent any mishap. The University of Tennessee is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.  University Of Tennessee offers LiveSafe Campus Safety App which provides students, staff, and faculty a mobile solution to increase safety and security on campus every day.

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Tennessee are- 

  • Social Sciences
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication
  • Journalism

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Academic Records
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

Deadlines

Spring admission- June15

Fall admissions- February 1

Summer admissions- October 15      
 

University of Tennessee Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Tennessee Application Requirements

2.8
GPA
37
IB
87
Percentage
77%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Tennessee in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of Tennessee Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: In state- $13,264, Out-of-state- $31,684

Masters: In state- $13,380, Out-of-state- $31,798

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Tennessee Deadlines

Undergraduate: Summer/Fall- December 15

Graduate: Fall- February 1, Spring-June 15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Tennessee Rankings

Global

218
US News
601 -650
QS
201 -300
Shanghai
301 -350
Times Higher Education
251
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
104
US News
76
QS
67 -94
Shanghai
85
Times Higher Education
243
Forbes
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527 Andy Holt Tower! Knoxville! TN 37996,United States of America

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(865) 974-2184