Impressions Of
University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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Reasons to attend and to not attend University of Tennessee at Knoxville

To Attend

  • “There are plenty of academic resources on campus if you ever need help with a course.”
  • “There are plenty of things you can get involved with on campus.”
  • “It’s pretty quiet and it’s a small town, which is nice coming from a big city.”
  • “There’s a lot of school spirit. People are really passionate about UT football.”
  • “It’s big, so if you don’t like a person, you can just avoid them. Also, you get to meet a lot of different people here.”
  • “There is an international population here and an International House where you can meet them.” [About 26% of students are international.]

To Not Attend

  • “There aren’t many minorities here.” [The undergraduate population is 78% White, 6% Black, 4% Asian and 5% Hispanic.]
  • “Since it’s a big campus, sometimes the class sizes can be large.” [In 2019-2020, there were 175 classes with 100+ students in them.]
  • “Sometimes it may be hard to get in contact with your professors because of the large class sizes.”
  • “The University of Tennessee is in-state and a lot of people say they wish they could have gone out-of-state.”
  • “There are a lot of people from small towns in Tennessee that are very close-minded and sometimes use racial slurs.” [See UT Daily Beacon article, “The Outsider’s Report: Looking back on recent campus events,” article, “Interim chancellor names action items to move past recent incidents, address underlying issues,” and article, “Raising voices: Students criticize Interim Chancellor Davis, cabinet in wake of hate speech on campus.”]
  • “It’s in a really small town, so if you want to do something extravagant, you need a car.”
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June 4, 2023

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