University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.

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Address: Knoxville, TN 37996, United States
Phone: +1 (865) 974-1000


University of Tennessee (UT) primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.

UT’s Carnegie Classification is “Research University” (very high research activity). Most undergraduates are full-time, and admission is selective with a fairly low transfer-in rate. Admission to graduate and professional programs is also competitive. Graduate offerings include master’s, doctoral, and professional programs that focus both on research and practice. Nationally ranked programs, as well as its partnerships with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among UT’s unique characteristics.