The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Reviews

  • 128 Reviews
  • Knoxville (TN)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,426
92% of 128 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 128 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Good school, too much emphasis on sports though"
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Law
"It is a good school with a diverse student body."
M. Furlan
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"The faculty members I encountered were first rate. It was no problem to contact them and normally a reply was almost instantaneous. Course work was the same as for day students. Testing was done under the watch of an approved supervisor. I watched classes live and was able to be in touch with the teacher through the software. For my experience I would recommend the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for online study."
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"The department of sociology would benefit from a few changes: increased racial diversity in their department, more rigor in their curriculum, and more guidance for their graduate students. Many of the professors, excluding the professors in the area of criminology, put minimal effort into their graduate seminars. Additionally, some professors do not have the time or energy to devote to advising activities. The largest area of concern is the tendency of professors to teach repetitive and outdated material. This is particularly an issue in the environmental area with some exceptions. Another concern relates to the "mission" of the department, as the department is more about social justice in theory than in practice."
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"UT is a great place to be with many opportunities so long as you can advocate for yourself and take advantage of the resources available on campus. I had many great professors, particularly adjunct professors and lecturers, who really invested their energy into educating. But in many cases, I was also disappointed by professors who were primarily concerned with their own research and failed to put work into classes beyond what is minimally required. UT is a big school with the advantages and disadvantages that entails and lately appears to be suffering from hate crimes and poor handling of sexual assault. However, it is also filled with many amazing students who are advocating for each other and changing campus for the better, and the wonderful people I met on campus make me genuinely proud of my generation. My experience at UT shaped who I am and gave me the knowledge and resume I needed to pursue graduate school at my top choice university. I would pick UT all over again due to the sheer number of possibilities it introduced to my life, but I also feel strongly that the administration at UT owes more to its students regarding safety and inclusion on campus and limited local government influence. UT has everything it needs for greatness, but it's still a work in progress, and I'd advise anyone interested in attending to give UT a chance, but to also come prepared to fight for yourselves and others for your education and your right to be there."
Paris Wilson
  • Reviewed: 9/8/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Tennessee Knoxville campus is truly a beautiful place for ground breaking learning. I've learned to be a better student, professional, and overall student when utilizing all that the campus has to offer. While I'm there just for my Masters, it has become home."
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2016
  • Degree: Sociology
"The education, mentorship, and guidance I have received is unparalleled. Additionally, the department's explicit focus on social justice has not only shaped my view of the world but also my dreams, aspirations, and overall life course. I would not be who I am today without the support of faculty and the department and for that I am grateful. It is a great department, and I strongly recommend it!"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Social Work
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/4/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Great program, great faculty! University is not very diverse and has a lot of work to do in terms of the diversity and politics of the campus. A lot of opportunities in this program, felt very supported."
Tamara Collins
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Faculty were responsible for many committee obligations and funding research through grants for the University which took away from time that they could have been helping students one on one more. This being said the faculty members despite there hectic schedules were easy to reach by e-mail and phone when needed and were very supportive of myself and other graduate students. Providing access to a wide range of job opportunities and research possibilities for the future. They listened and gave advise based on both personal and professional needs of each student. Overall excellent job done by the Entomology and Plant Pathology Faculty at the University of Tennessee Knoxville."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: History
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Very knowledgable faculty; great connections with community organizations; lots of volunteer opportunities"
Courtney Wright
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2015
  • Degree: Nutrition
"The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has an excellent and well-respected Nutrition program. The faculty serve as excellent mentors and teachers. That being said, it can be difficult to gain entrance to the dietetic internship (this is required to become a registered dietitian) because there are only 12 openings available each year. Most of the graduate students seeking a MSN degree wish to become dietitians, so it can be a very competitive process."
Matt Bejar
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Pros: The department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is filled with supportive students and faculty. Academics are fairly rigorous. There is also a lot of support for conducting your own research in conjunction with faculty.Knoxville is also a beautiful city (located by the Smoky Mountains). Cost of living is pretty affordable in comparison to most other cities. Cons: The city and campus is lacking in diversity. There are not a lot of applied opportunities available, so this may not be the best fit for master's students who are not into research."
Michael Cunningham
  • Reviewed: 7/28/2015
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The faculty and professors in my program are exceptional. They truly go above and beyond to provide students with the best education possible. Professors are constantly enhancing the experience through new teaching methods and new technologies."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: History
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
geology Student
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
Stephanie Jacobs Luntz
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"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."