Univ of Tenn-Knoxville

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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As the state’s land grant, research-intensive institution, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville has more than 27,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff. Founded in 1794, the university is proud of its traditions and its humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. UT serves Tennessee by educating its citizens, enhancing the culture, and making a difference in people’s lives through research and service.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UT forty-seventh among all public universities in the nation. UT helps power the state’s economy and fuels innovations that yield ideas and solutions that improve people’s lives and our society.

UT faculty are renowned scholars in their disciplines and committed teachers who serve through the university’s nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate and professional programs.

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