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The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Knoxville, TN

$11,332

Avg in-state tuition

$29,522

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 25,067, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 75%. The university offers 125 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 72%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,332, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $29,522.

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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.

75% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 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

88% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

72% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. 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.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-31

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1170-1340

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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32k

Students enrolled

46%

Online student enrollment

17:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold

Demographics

White

77%

Black

5%

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

55%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

45

Total Online Enrollment

14,495

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

86% On-campus

14% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 6% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 19% online

Master's Check Bold 24% online

Doctorate Check Bold 11% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $11,332 $29,522
Graduate $11,468 $29,656

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,598
On-campus room and board $12,150
On-campus other expenses $5,666
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,150
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $5,666
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $5,666

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,746 $48,936
Off-campus without family $30,746 $48,936
Off-campus with family $18,596 $36,786

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

48%

State Grant Aid

67%

Institution Grant Aid

66%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,865
State Grant Aid $4,428
Institution Grant Aid $7,703
Pell Grant Aid $5,017

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$42k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I-FBS

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.