University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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Established on September 10th 1794, The University of Tennessee (also referred to as UT) is an American public sun and land-grant university headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. With nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges UT hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries. In its 2014 ranking of universities, U.S. News & World Report ranked UT 106th among all national universities which is a pretty prestigious number to take pride in. Since ages the university has gathered quite an attention amongst students and the congressmen in U.S which keeps it in the limelight throughout the year. Here comes the review of one of the most prestigious and talked about university in U.S.



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With a population of over 185,291 Knoxville is the states third largest city after Nashville and Memphis. With not much of a historic background the city was founded in 1791 and is more like a small peaceful town than an actual over-loaded city. The downtown is right next to the university which has few cafes, bars and boutiques which serve delicious food but those 10 cafes and one shopping mall arent the only things you would like to visit continuously for a couple of years. Initially you might find a lot of peace, but the constant construction and industrial sound might just irritate you later. Else, the city is calmer and has not much of a social life to it.


A huge campus of 2138 acres is a lot more space to explore for a year at least. Seriously UTK is one of the biggest university campuses ever established. The buildings are comparatively new but the main university hall still remains intact since 1796. The campus buildings comprise of 576 acres of the total area and a new building is made every once in 5 years. The classes are large and give you a good amount of space to study. The best part about this campus is the main university hall; its old, a bit gothic and beautiful. There are few cafes and boutiques inside the campus but campus canteen generally provides mediocre food.

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The University of Tennessee offers students combined housing and dining options. The on-campus cost for a typical student was $9,926 in (2015 2016) inclusive of food and shelter. This housing cost is pretty expensive considering the locality of the university.


Well, if I was a professor then the only way I would agree to teach at UTK would be for an exceptional salary because the university is like a State in itself where you dont have a social life like in a town or city. The place is full of bats and crows that give you a genuine vibe of woods from The Jungle Book. Nevertheless the place is peaceful so there are few professors who chose to settle here throughout their life. Professors are generally good and few of them are everybodys favorite. Professors at the Math department are considered as best in UTK. But, not just math professors even others are helpful, friendly and will help you at any doubt you take forward to them. There are no complaints registered on any faculty as far as teaching is concerned.

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As per the data 37% of the students have acquired their job through University and are satisfied with it. There are few placements that are conducted within the campus but everyone is not lucky enough to find their perfect job in those campus placements. There are few campus parties and gathering which are conducted once in a quarter will help you get in touch with alumni but very few people turn up for those parties. You need to be really adamant and career focused to visit such place and gather all the contacts possible.

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