The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Knoxville, TN

$13,264

Avg in-state tuition

$31,664

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is a large public university located on an urban campus in Knoxville, Tennessee. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 30,559, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 78%. The university offers 145 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 71%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $13,264, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $31,664.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

78% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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89% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

71% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-31

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1140-1303

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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31k

Students enrolled

41%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

77%

Black

6%

Hispanic

5%

Two or more races

4%

Asian

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

24% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

37%

State Grant Aid

71%

Institution Grant Aid

53%

Pell Grant

24%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,419
State Grant Aid $4,867
Institution Grant Aid $7,217
Pell Grant Aid $4,849

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.