The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Admissions and School Information

The University of Tennessee (UT) is spread out over five campuses in Tennessee cities. Presented with a number of diverse subject areas, students attending UT can pursue bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees.

General Information About the University of Tennessee

Surrounded by lakes and mountains, the University of Tennessee (UT) can be found on five campuses in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin, Tullahoma and Memphis. It was founded in 1794, growing from a small land-grant university into 220 buildings facilitating 26,802 students and 8,300 faculty and staff. In 2008, over $175 million was awarded to UT Knoxville, the university's main campus, for research purposes.

In 2005, Wall Street Journal ranked the University of Tennessee's MBA program fifth in the nation among public universities. Other UT programs that have ranked at the national level include supply chain management, graduate education and law.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

College freshman and undergraduates applying at UT must meet certain GPA and prerequisite requirements before being considered for admission. It is recommended by the university that students fill out and submit the online application along with the required fee. Finally, students must have their transcripts and placement test scores submitted to the corresponding UT campus.

Colleges of University of Tennessee Knoxville

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), part of the university's Institute of Agriculture, offers degrees in fields such as natural resources, agronomy and wildlife health. Students may obtain pre-professional certificates, as well as bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in these fields. The college encourages its students to participate in the available clubs, competitive honors societies and independent research opportunities.

College of Architecture and Design

The College of Architecture and Design has approximately 350 undergraduate and 35 graduate students. Bachelor's, master's and first-professional degrees are offered. There are only six programs available through this college offering degrees such as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interior Design, Master of Science (M.S.) in Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch). The school offers several state-of-the-art, 24-hour laboratories for its students, such as the Digital Fabrication Center and the Construction Shop.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers approximately 60 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs as well as 50 graduate programs. A wide variety of programs are available to facilitate the college's goal of providing a well-rounded curriculum that will serve its students beyond just their work life. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degree plans in areas of study such as music, ecology and evolutionary biology, genome science, anthropology and microbiology.

College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration, created in 1794, has expanded into educating nearly 28,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctorate level programs. The school's programs, some of which are consistently ranked among the best in the world, include a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Aerospace and Defense, Master of Accountancy and a Ph.D. in Organizations & Strategy. The college attracts a diverse student population including American Indian, Asian, African American and Hispanic students.

College of Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information has nearly 2,000 students enrolled and approximately 70 tenured (or tenure-track) faculty members. The three graduate degree plans offered by this college include master's and doctorate degrees in communication and information and a master's degree in information sciences. Its four undergraduate majors are advertising, journalism and electronic media, communication studies and public relations. The communication and journalism students of CCI run an award-winning, fully-functional news website serving the campus and community at large.

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (CEHHS) was ranked in the U.S. News and World Report as possessing the 33rd best graduate school in America. The college offers undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and certificates in fields such as nutrition, retail and consumer services, rehabilitation counseling, safety management and therapeutic recreation. CEHHS also provides a teacher licensure program.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering was conceived in 1838 and has since grown into eight departments of study, four nationally recognized research centers and over 100 state-of-the-art laboratories. Its departments vary in subject matter, including such areas of study as biosystems engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, materials science and nuclear engineering. Of its 2,700 students, approximately 500 are master's degree students and over 300 are Ph.D. students.

College of Law

The College of Law at the University of Tennessee takes pride in its 2009 U.S. News & World Report ranking of 59th among ABA accredited law schools in the nation. The college has 'Legal Clinics,' which are successful programs that allow law students to practice their trade by providing legal assistance to real clients. The only degree available is a basic law degree.

College of Nursing

Employing only six faculty members, the College of Nursing's first students were admitted in 1972. The college now enrolls approximately 442 students in undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. Students gain real clinical experience in local hospitals and clinics in the surrounding areas of each campus. Some of its academic programs include bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in nursing.

College of Social Work

The College of Social Work offers only three degrees programs which award the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Social Work, Master of Science (M.S.) in Social Work and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a social work concentration. It also offers a gerontology certificate. The college takes pride in its Children's Mental Health Services Research Center, which focuses on education of child services, child behavior and child welfare issues. Spanning across three of the five UT's campuses, the school makes use of nationally recognized, state-of-the-art training facilities.

UT Space Institute

Students enrolled in the Space Institute at the University of Tennessee devote their time and effort toward master's and doctoral degrees and post-doctoral research. Some of the programs include aviation systems, physics and electrical engineering. The college boasts the distinguished post-graduation placement of its alumni, some of whom have gone on to become astronauts, scholars and chief scientists.

College of Veterinary Medicine

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee is one of 28 veterinary colleges in America, taking pride in its education, research and service to the livestock industry. In 2008, the college's Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) was awarded $5.2 million in grants. Students of this college pursue areas of study such as animal behavior, immunology and clinical pathology.

Contact Information

  • Address: Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone Number: (865) 974-1000