United States
Knoxville, Tennessee
McGhee Tyson Airport
School type:
Admissions level:

Undergraduate - Direct/ ESL

Rankings & Recognition:

#105 National Universities 

(US News & World Report 2024)

#51 Public Universities

(US News & World Report 2024)

#38 Business Programs

(US News & World Report 2024)

#67 Nursing Program

(US News & World Report 2024)

#61 Engineering Programs 

(US News & World Report 2024)

#71 Computer Science Program

(US News & World Report 2024)

Key facts:
  • A flagship university and premier public research institution
  • 30,559 students from 90 nations
  • 11 colleges, 360+ undergraduate programs of study
  • Classified as producing very high research activity (R1) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education 
  • Co-manager of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a U.S. multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy with Battelle Memorial Institute as UT-Battelle
  • Campus: 910 acres, 294 buildings, $1 billion + in projects under design and construction
  • +500 clubs, organizations, and intramural sports teams
Why this school?


The flagship campus of the state's leading land-grant institution, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT), is ranked among the top public research universities in the United States. UT is one of the nation's oldest public institutions, founded in 1794. The university encourages creative thinking while also enriching and elevating students so that they can succeed in today's global society. Teaching, learning via experience, encouraging global viewpoints, and fostering student leadership are all ways that UT embraces the spirit of excellence. 

UT students work on research projects with renowned faculty mentors, gain knowledge and skills, develop career plans, and obtain significant experience that will help them prepare for graduate school and employment. Programs place a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, global perspective encouragement, and student leadership potential development. Students have access to world-class internship, co-op, and employment possibilities through UT's network of major research institutes and national and multinational corporations. Nearly 250,000 UT alumni have made a name for themselves in their fields and in service to others. Students and graduates benefit from this global alumni network.

The institution offers a wide range of services to assist students in achieving their academic goals and participating in campus life. The Center for Career Development assists students in achieving their career objectives. On campus, there are 14 residence halls and 18 living and learning communities for students to select from. In recent years, new buildings for engineering, business, and music programs have opened, as well as a new intramural activity complex, student health building, and residence hall.


$3,000–$15,000/ year (Renewable)

  • Tuition & Fees: $31,974/year
  • Room & Board: $12,500/year
Entry requirements



(Direct Admission)


Admission: GPA 3.0+ 

Scholarship: GPA 3.6+

Transcript evaluation

Freshman: No - Transfer: Yes

English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/ TOEFL 70+

Standardized test: SAT/ACT

Required for some scholarships 

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

School of Music



Personal statement


Recommendation letter


Application fee



Undergraduate: ALL PROGRAMS

  • Business: Accounting,  Marketing, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Food and Agricultural Business, Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Engineering & Technology: Nuclear, Chemical, Biosystems,  Computer.
  • Arts & Design: Architecture, Graphic Design, Music (Piano, Instruments, Vocal), Theatre (Acting, Design and Technology).
  • Sciences: Cellular and Molecular Biology,  Environmental, Astronomy.
  • Health & Human Services: Neuroscience, Nutrition, Kinesiology.
  • Social Sciences & Education: Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian), English, Child and Family Studies, Psychology.
Application deadlines

Fall intake: 

  • Scholarship deadline: May 1
  • Regular deadline: February 1

Spring intake: October 15

Knoxville, the state's third largest city is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing place with a pleasant climate. It is known for festivals, great outdoors, diverse music scene, and a wide variety of eateries.