From east to middle to west Tennessee, everywhere you look, UT.

Within the statewide University of Tennessee System, there’s a campus to meet the needs and dreams of every student and scholarships to ensure the affordability of a UT degree for every family.

Nearly half of UT students graduate debt-free, thanks in part to UT Promise—a scholarship covering the last-dollar amount of tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying students with a household income below $75,000 a year.

Explore the possibilities within the UT System!

Campus Guides: Discover the Right Campus for You

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UT Promise Scholarship: Free Tuition and Mandatory Fees

UT Promise is an undergraduate scholarship program guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying Tennessee residents attending all UT campuses.


UT Knoxville

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Academic Performance and Profile

Average GPA

4.19

Typical ACT Composite Scores

27.7

Applicants Admitted

46%

Total Enrollment

36,304

Located in east Tennessee and just a short trolley ride from downtown Knoxville, UT’s flagship campus is a university on the rise. The campus buzzes with energy, pride and more than 36,000 students from around the world.

UT Knoxville draws students with green space, nearby lakes and vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains—home to America’s most-visited national park. Beyond its natural beauty, the campus offers state-of-the-art spaces for living and learning that foster collaboration and community. UT Knoxville, which includes the UT Institute of Agriculture and UT Space Institute, also is recognized for its commitment to outreach, discovery and innovation. As Tennessee’s premier public research institution and co-manager of Oak Ridge National Laboratory—the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab—students have unparalleled access to some of the world’s greatest scientific minds and facilities.

From its more than 225-year history to 17 degree-granting colleges and schools and more than 900 undergraduate and graduate programs of study, UT Knoxville offers an educational experience that positions students for life-long success.

 

UTK Guaranteed Admission


Tennessee high school students who apply by early action deadlines and meet one of the following criteria will be offered guaranteed admission to UT Knoxville:

  • Finish in the top 10% of their high school class; or
  • Have a calculated UT Core GPA of 4.0 or higher

Learn More about UTK Guaranteed Admission →


Nearly 50% of UTK undergraduate students graduate debt-free


College Tuition Costs

In-State Tuition and Fees $13,484
Housing and Meals $12,780
Books and Supplies $1,598
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90% of first-year UTK students receive financial aid and scholarships


Campus Life and Academic Resources

450+ Student Organizations

91.1% Freshman Retention Rate

170+ Degree Offerings

 

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UT Chattanooga

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Academic Performance and Profile

Average GPA

3.59

Typical ACT Composite Scores

22.6

Applicants Admitted

77%

Total Enrollment

11,380

Located in southeast Tennessee, UT Chattanooga is a metropolitan campus in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and is home to more than 11,000 students representing all areas of the globe.

Chattanooga is a city that’s both highly industrial and rich in natural beauty. Nicknamed the “Scenic City,” Chattanooga is nestled at the foot of Lookout and Signal Mountains where the Tennessee River forms Moccasin Bend—attracting outdoor enthusiasts and researchers alike. The campus also attracts students with its experiential learning environment, made possible by a multitude of community and corporate partnerships.

With five colleges, more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations and a campus-wide commitment to meaningful learning experiences beyond the classroom, UT Chattanooga is a vibrant campus with endless opportunities.

UTC Guaranteed Admission

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Tennessee high school students who apply and meet one of the following criteria will be offered guaranteed admission to UT Chattanooga:

  • Finish in the top 10% of their high school class; or
  • Achieve a 4.0 or higher cumulative GPA; or
  • Achieve a 3.2 or cumulative higher GPA and have an ACT composite score of 23 or higher (or an SAT score of 1130-1150 or higher)

Learn More about UTC Guaranteed Admission →


43% of students graduate debt-free


College Tuition Costs

In-State Tuition and Fees (New In-State Freshmen & Transfer students) $10,144
Housing and Meals $10,052
Books and Supplies $1,400
UT Chatanooga

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99% of full-time first-time freshmen receive financial aid


 

Campus Life and Academic Resources

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120+ Student Organizations

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74.3% Freshman Retention Rate

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101 Degree Offerings

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UT Southern

UT Southern

Academic Performance and Profile

Average GPA

3.5

Typical ACT Composite Scores

20.9

Applicants Admitted

83%

Total Enrollment

978

Nestled in the heart of southern middle Tennessee, UT Southern, located approximately 70 miles south of Nashville and 40 miles north of Huntsville, Alabama, embodies a place where the community becomes family, where learning transforms into action and where opportunities abound. As the only public four-year institution of higher education between Chattanooga and Memphis, situated along Tennessee’s southern border, UT Southern currently enrolls around 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Offering a distinct educational experience that combines the warmth of a close-knit community in Pulaski with affordable, high-quality education and values low student-teacher ratios and emphasizes personalized classroom interactions. We proudly offer nearly 40 academic programs across various divisions, including business, education, humanities, mathematics and sciences, nursing and social sciences.

Discover your potential and ignite your future at UT Southern–the place where education transcends learning and opens doors to endless possibilities.

Join the Firehawk community and ignite your future! Go Firehawks!

UTS Guaranteed Admission

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Tennessee high school students who apply and meet one of the following criteria will be offered guaranteed admission to UT Southern:

  • Finish in the top 10% of their high school class; or
  • Achieve a 4.0 or higher cumulative GPA; or
  • Achieve a 3.2 or cumulative higher GPA and have an ACT composite score of 23 or higher (or an SAT score of 1130-1150 or higher)

Learn More about UTS Guaranteed Admission →


More than 35% of students
graduate debt-free

Approximately $9.4 million in overall aid was awarded to students during
the 2022-23 academic year, averaging about $9,550 per student.


College Tuition Costs

In-State Tuition and Fees $10,506
Housing and Meals $8,600
Books and Supplies $1,500
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95% of UT Southern students receive
some form of financial aid


 

Campus Life and Academic Resources

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60+ Student Organizations

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64% Freshman Retention Rate

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29 Degree Offerings

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UT Martin

UT Martin

Academic Performance and Profile

Average GPA

3.6

Typical ACT Composite Scores

21.9

Applicants Admitted

87.3%

Total Enrollment

6,941

Located in rural northwest Tennessee, UT Martin is committed to broadening the horizons of its 7,000 students and positioning them for success—in fact, the campus’ moto is, “The Sky’s the Limit.”

UT Martin is a comprehensive campus with five colleges offering more than 100 academic areas of study within 18 undergraduate degree programs. The campus also offers five graduate degrees within 17 specialized concentrations. Focused on providing access to higher education, UT Martin has more off-campus centers than any public four-year university in the state and is the UT System’s largest provider of online education. In addition, UT Martin has created partnerships with other UT campuses to provide roadmaps to professional degree programs, such as law and veterinary medicine at UT Knoxville and pharmacy at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis.

Ranked nationally as a “Top-20 University in the South” by U.S. News & World Report and as the “Best Southeastern University” by The Princeton Review, UT Martin is the place where dreams take flight.

UTM Guaranteed Admission

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Tennessee high school students who apply and meet one of the following criteria will be offered guaranteed admission to UT Martin:

  • Finish in the top 10% of their high school class; or
  • Achieve a 4.0 or higher cumulative GPA; or
  • Achieve a 3.2 or cumulative higher GPA and have an ACT composite score of 23 or higher (or an SAT score of 1130-1150 or higher)

Learn More about UTM Guaranteed Admission →


41% of students graduate debt-free


College Tuition Costs

In-State Tuition and Fees $10,208
Housing and Meals $9,106
Books and Supplies $1,500
UT Martin

Become a Skyhawk Today!


89% of degree-seeking undergraduate students receive financial aid


 

Campus Life and Academic Resources

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156+ Student Organizations

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73% Freshman Retention Rate

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44 Degree Offerings

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UT Health Science Center

UT Health Science Center

Located in southwest Tennessee and little more than a mile from Memphis’ famous Beale Street, the UT Health Science Center is to thank for educating the vast majority of the state’s healthcare providers.

More than 3,000 students are enrolled at the UT Health Science Center, which includes six colleges—dentistry, graduate health sciences, health professions, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Beyond its main campus in Memphis, graduate medical education programs are offered in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville; family medicine centers in Jackson and Knoxville; dentistry clinics in Bristol, Jackson and Union City; as well as public and continuing education programs across the state.

In terms of student success, the UT Health Science Center boasts a 95.2 percent first-time board pass rate and launched a #takecare initiative designed to support students’ physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Clinical partnerships and partner teaching hospitals across the state offer students, residents and fellows the opportunity to see and learn from the best. Also a primary focus are the UT Health Science Center’s research efforts.

From scientific discovery to clinical care and public service, the UT Health Science Center is Tennessee’s driver of healthcare education and patient care.


51% of undergraduate students graduate debt-free


Pursue Your Career in Healthcare !


24% of graduate/professional program graduates finish without debt


Academic Resources

Major Campuses

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Colleges

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Locations

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