Why Choose UT?
Deciding whether a University is the best fit for you and your future plans is a challenging process, to say the least. We'd like to convince you that UT is the best choice for your future.
Because you want a strong education.
The University of Tennessee has shaped the future of higher education for over 200 years. We are among the top-ranked national public universities in the country. That's because we are dedicated to ensuring that students get a strong education that will help them meet their professional goals. By offering over 170 majors, concentrations, and specializations from which to choose, we offer a broad educational base, nationally recognized scholars and researchers, and premier teaching facilities.
Because you want an affordable education.
With its competitive tuition costs, the University of Tennessee has been consistently ranked as one of the best values for a college education. In addition, UT graduates have one of the lowest debt ratios upon graduation in the country.
Because you want professional opportunities.
We realize that college is a bridge to the real world, and we are committed to making as many bridges as possible for students. Through our Career Services Center, we offer numerous internships, co-op opportunities, part-time, and full-time positions. The center also helps students polish their presentation and interview skills. Career Services even offers several job fairs, where regional and national companies come to campus to recruit new employees.
Because you want to meet new people.
The University of Tennessee has a diverse student body, with students from every state and from over 90 countries. While academic education is important, you can also learn a great deal from other students. With over 300 student organizations on campus, you will have many opportunities to bond with students who share a particular interest. We also encourage our students to expand their horizons both within and beyond our university community. The International House, the Black Cultural Center, and the Center for International Education offer a variety of programs and services for all students to do just that and provide you with a cultural education as well. UT's Ready for the Worldinitiative helps transform the campus into a culture that best prepares students for working and competing in the 21st century.
Because you want to have fun while you learn.
School spirit is a big part of the UT tradition. From the orange-flooded football games to the VolWalk to the on-campus concerts to All Sing, students get involved on campus and have fun doing it. Through the Central Programming Council, a variety of activities are planned throughout the year so that students can have an enjoyable social life in addition to a strong academic curriculum.
Because you want the best all-around college experience you can have!
The University of Tennessee is a place for students to grow and flourish intellectually, socially, and culturally. We are dedicated to ensuring student success, which is demonstrated through support services such as The Writing Center, free tutorial services, and classes such as First Year Studies 101, FYS 129 (Freshman Seminar), and Life of the Mind. There are numerous ways for students to get involved on campus. To ease the social transition to college life, check out the services and programs offered by the Student Success Center and the Student Counseling Center. UT is a wonderful place to learn and develop your skills and talents. But don't just take our word for it—come see for yourself! Register to take a campus tour!
» Not Just Another Number
Each fall, UT admits a freshman class of a size to maintain a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. Yes, that's a large number—but we also have a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as many avenues for support and resources to help keep you from being "just another number."
» Browse our online catalog.
Take a look at our online undergraduate catalog to get an idea of the curricular requirements and sorts of courses that are offered at UT.
» Dig through our Major Guides.
Considering a major in Plant Sciences but aren't sure what that entails? Check it (and other potential programs of study) out in our list of Major Guides.
» Now that we have your attention…
…give us a chance to prove that there is a place for UT in your fUTure.
There's no better way to get a feeling for how a university "fits" you than to visit the campus. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you determine if UT is in your fUTure.
Check our events page for upcoming programs and events, and see if we will be visiting your area soon—or if there are upcoming opportunities for you to come to campus.