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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, enrolled 4,895 new freshman and 1,368 new transfers in 2017. These freshman have an average ACT of 27.2 and average high school GPA of 3.94. 79% of the freshman class are Tennessee residents and 1% are international.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, enrolled 28,321 students in Fall 2017, including 22,317 undergraduates. 85% of undergraduates are from the state of Tennessee, while 14% of graduate/professional students are international. Demographically, 24% of all students identify as non-white and 50% of all students identify as female.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has 1,567 full-time instructional faculty members, with 84 percent holding doctorate degrees in their respective disciplines. Ethnic minorities make up 19 percent of all full-time instructional faculty. Overall, the university is one of the area’s largest employers with 9,744 faculty, staff, and service employees.
The University of Tennessee’s annual operating expenses were approximately $701 million in the fiscal year 2017, with compensation for public service, academic support, and student services exceeding $136 million—one fifth of the total expenditures.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is a residential campus with 14 residence halls and 3,593 rooms. All freshmen are required to live on campus which offers students the benefits that come from being close to classes, activities, and campus resources. Learn more about our campus housing and libraries.
With more than than 300 degree programs, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, prepares students to work and compete in just about every profession. UT strives to develop, implement, support, and assess programs and services that lead to persistence towards graduation. Overall, the six-year undergraduate graduation rate increased from 68.8 percent to 70.2 percent in 2017 while the first year retention rate decreased from 86.3 percent to 85.5 percent.