The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
The University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Social Work was not what I expected. Most of the faculty were great, but the available field placements/internships were lacking. There was no sense of urgency or responsibility on behalf of the faculty to improve the available field placements/internships. Prior to applying, I attended several informational sessions where I and others asked about job placement rates post graduation as well as starting pay for recently graduated MSSW's. We were told that there was a huge need for social workers and the majority of students were employed full time as an MSSW within 6 months. We are also told that we could expect starting salaries ranging from 40-50k. Neither of these things has been true. The job search has been brutal and those of us who have found jobs have been lucky to start at 30, with the majority making less. Many in my cohort are not even employed in the field because there simply are no jobs. If I had it to do over again, I would have taken a closer look at other schools before deciding to attend the University of Tennessee.
The Accounting department at UTK is the best. They taught me everything I needed to know to pass the CPA exam on the first try, to get an amazing job and they keep alumni invested in the department's future. Pick UTK.
UT has a lot of nice programs, but (typically I think for a school of this size) the administration pours money into athletics while the humanities building is falling apart. I really enjoyed all of the events that the International House put on. I wasn't the most involved student, but there's plenty to do, and the proximity to the Smokies is great for hiking on the weekends.
Very knowledgable faculty; great connections with community organizations; lots of volunteer opportunities
UT is a pretty standard large state school. Lots of clubs and activities. Class sizes range from packed auditorium to much smaller upper division classes. God help you if you have to go the administrative offices for any reason.
Excellent communications program. At the Master's level it's a pretty small group of students and the professors are more than willing to spend the time and work with you to achieve goals.
Above all I received a very good and applicable education. The college is affordable, safe, and clean. The area that the school is in is growing with shopping and dining establishments. There are lakes and rivers in close proximity for recreation.
It's a wonderful insitution of higher learning. While I did not pursue a career in my Bachelor's studies, I was well equiped with the knowledge needed to continue on for an MBA. Furthermore, I would recommend the University of Tennessee to any upcoming graduate. The best characteristic of UT would be leadership. I loved my school so much that I continue to give back to the University as an Alumni Board member in my area.
I remember attending orientation and being unsure of a major. I spent the evening reviewing the admissions and course of study information. The description of the marketing and business curriculum peaked my interest so I enrolled in the college of business. I enjoyed the classes and feel like I not only received a wonderful education in the marketing field but I enjoyed the other business classes as well. I have never regretted my choice of major or my time at the University of Tennessee. The Professors and staff at the University were always very welcoming and sincere. They were very approachable and helpful in seeing that the students succeeded with the classwork. I loved being a part of the wonderful tradition and rich history of The University of Tennessee!
UT was a fun school. Sometimes felt like a little fish in a big pond. The history program was alright. I'd like to have seen more career counseling; then again, if I'd had career counseling I would probably have changed my major. The professors were really great and always available for extra help. The facilities were just alright. The construction NEVER ENDS, and it's almost entirely for athletics, engineering, or more expensive student housing. And what the hell is up with paying a fee every time I want a copy of my transcript? I finally realized I needed to print and scan it instead of sending an original copy to everyone who needs to see it, but damn that must generate a lot of revenue.