The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Reviews

  • 31 Reviews
  • Knoxville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,426
85% of 31 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 31 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 12/19/2019
  • Degree: Military Science
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The University of Tennessee has all of the resources of public university and the staff of a private university. While UTK can seem overwhelmingly large, professors and staff are committed to helping students succeed. Even after graduation, my professors went above and beyond to write letters of recommendation that helped me get into one of the most competitive masters programs in the country and went a step further to write a second letter to help me secure a scholarship. While I was at UT, I was in a sorority, a foreign language club, helped create a Minor in Leadership Studies, went on an alternative spring break, participated in endless volunteer opportunities and spent every Saturday of fall in Neyland Stadium."
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2019
  • Degree: Business Analytics
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"My experience at UTK was pretty good. I enjoyed the friendships, the many opportunities to volunteer, and living in a college town. I loved the atmosphere of being around people who wanted to learn and better their lives. I'm sure I probably wouldn't recognize the school because of all of the construction going on, which was a negative for me. Also, I did not receive financial aid as an out-of-state student. However, I have heard they were doing a better job of that. As far as my program, I would say it was challenging, but that the software taught is not what jobs, at least the ones I applied for cared about (with the exception of SPSS). So, make sure you take the time to learn others. Most people I knew who were in the program had to continue to graduate school to be able to get jobs they wanted- mainly because you really do have to know what you are doing. I believe what could make the program better is if they make it a requirement to have internships with partner companies (in areas other than southern states) to give students that real world connection, so that grad school can be seen as a choice and not a necessity. Overall, though, I loved my teachers as they cared about my success."
Angela R. Walton
  • Reviewed: 9/17/2019
  • Degree: Computer Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 1993
"The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK) is a wonderful school with many majors of study for undergraduate and graduate degrees. The campus is beautiful and the athletics department is full of spirit. Knoxville has really grown since the 1990's and there are so many things to do on and off campus. However, you may not need to leave campus for amazing fun and you will certainly receive an extraordinary education! My experience at the UTK was in the late 80's/early 90's. As a minority student studying Electrical Engineering, there was an amazing support for students in what was then called the Minority Engineering Scholarship Program (MESP). It has since been renamed as a Diversity Program. The staff, professors and administration of UTK are par excellence. There are many opportunities to be involved in the UTK community. Whether you are interested in intramural sports, music, debate, theatre--there is something for you to be involved in at UT! Go Vols! You'll say that a lot! Our Big Orange colors and are school spirit are second to NONE! AT UT--camaraderie ABOUNDS! As a student on scholarship, I appreciated the financial services. As an out-of-state student, my scholarship did not cover all expenses, however, there are so many opportunities for work-study on campus to supplement financial assistance as a student. I enjoyed my experience and my education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. I have life-long friends that I love and cherish today. We still speak of the wonderful times we had on campus. I wouldn't trade it for the world! Go Vols!!"
Kristen Curry
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended the flagship school of the state of Tennessee. One thing that really made my experience amazing was my involvement. I was in marching band as well as the treasurer of an academic honor society. I was a part of every game day experience and participated in the induction of the bright minds of very focused students. With school itself, it is always great to see new improvements being made. However, it would have been amazing to have something that lasts like the old university center when I started in 2012. It felt like I wasn't able to enjoy what made a great memory for more than 2 years. The professors were amazing and challenging. I will always remember how my first math professor helped me work through my work because he knew what I had the potential to do. I had a great start, got challenged in the middle, and had an even greater finish. The accounting and finance department is what I can comment on specifically. It was one of the most challenging yet rewarding moments I have experienced. It created a certain grit when you reach the end that made me thankful later down the line in my career path."
April Boyd
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"My time at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville was the best four years of my life to date! The professors are not only committed to providing their students with quality education, but they are also extremely accessible. Their doors were always open and I felt comfortable coming to them with any questions or concerns I had. The campus itself is beautiful and creates a wonderful working environment and to top it all off they are constantly activities, program, and organizations that will make you proud to be a VOL. The campus is constantly working on providing safe spaces to students and they are open to suggestions if any arise. "Rocky Top will always be home sweet home to me!""
Kaelyn Barker
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"My undergraduate experience was great. There were definitely ups and downs with professors and really tough courses, but as a whole, I would not go back and change any of it. I feel like things happen no matter what school you go to, so keep that in mind. The services at UTK are pretty spectacular. They have all the typical departments that are necessary to grow as an undergraduate. The Career Center is a vital tool for exploring options and resume building; the financial aid office (while usually very busy) still very helpful for understanding scholarship and loan requirements; the writing center is fantastic for building up your writing skills for numerous reasons; lastly, free tutoring through the tutoring center can help with difficult classes. Now currently at a graduate degree under a different university, I do see areas of improvement for my alma mater like a money education center and more professional development courses. However, it fits me well for what I needed during my time there."
Alexandra Pitzer
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I attended UT from 2012-2015 as a transfer student from a private college. i majored in French Language and World Business with a minor in Business Administration. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at UT and never regretted my decision to transfer. It's true that you can make a big school feel small but you can't make a small school feel big. I made UT feel small by becoming involved in student groups, which totally enhanced my experience. You must be comfortable advocating for yourself and investigating opportunities for scholarships and involvement, because class sizes can be big. Professors care, but you will have to work to make them remember you in a sea of faces, especially in lower level classes. Overall, if you like the challenge and opportunity of finding your path in a big crowd of people, I would highly recommend UT."
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"The University of Tennessee is an outstanding school. I completed my undergraduate degree there and returned a few years later at the graduate level. In my undergrad career, I experienced incredibly dedicated and helpful professors. The University's commitments to diversity and social justice, the environment, mental health and safety, and outstanding education are evident. In addition to being an outstanding institution, campus has a great location, and Knoxville is a wonderful place to be."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Honestly, UT is a great school overall. There're plenty of activities that the university hosts weekly, besides you're literally a five minute walk from the bars/restaurants around campus. The only thing that is horrible about UT has to be the parking. Most of the time there's no parking, and when you find a spot, your class is going to be a 20 min walk from you, so you better walk up early. Though, if you live near campus, you could just walk to class."
Drew Grimes
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Business Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Tennessee was a great choice for me to take my collegiate career. The various challenges I faced over previous four years groomed both my character and my strength my confidence within myself to know that I can accomplished anything I put the effort towards. Specially the Haslam College of Business was extremely helpful with their students, by providing resources, job fairs, internships, free goods, and advising for when ever I faced a problem. I experimented with three different degrees while at UT but I found my home within the college of business."