Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is a public land-grant research university in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system. It is first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. The university is affiliated the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum.
It is also a partner of University of Tennessee Medical Center. The university receives students from 50 states in the US and from more than 100 countries across the world.
The university comprises of 11 colleges are: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 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 (Graduate Only). The most popular majors at University of Tennessee include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Social Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology.
The total student population at the university is more than 27,000 students of which over 21,000 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is more than 17:1 and the acceptance rate is 76%.
The University of Tennessee is ranked tied for 46th among public universities of America and tied for 103rd among all United States universities by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017 rankings and was categorized as ‘more selective’. UT's agricultural research programs are considered to be among the most accomplished in the nation, and the School of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is home to the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Initiative, recognized by the United States Department of Energy as the "best local clean fuels program in America".
Notable Alumni: Clarence Brown (Academy Award-nominated film director), Gene Wojciechowski (ESPN writer and commentator), Burwell B. Bell III (U.S. Army Commander)
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