What Are the Requirements for Acceptance to UTK?

Freshmen applicants will be admitted based on the criteria described here.

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How Much Does the University of Tennessee Cost?

Tuition-related fees are here.
Engineering students are subject to an additional $25 per credit hour fee (maximum $200) to provide students access to high tech equipment and laboratories.

On-campus residence hall fees are here.
Various meal-plans (and fees) are here.

Students may encounter additional costs for books, travel, parking fees, etc. Engineering students typically spend $200-$700 per year on books.

The Board of Trustees meets every July to determine the tuition and fees for the upcoming year. For more information, contact the Bursar's Office, which handles all fee payments.  Or, contact a Biosystems Engineering student for more detailed information about the total cost of education.

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Can I qualify for in-state tuition?

The in-state residency requirements are shown here. In general, you have to prove Tennessee is your home (which you can't really do while enrolled as a student). If you currently live elsewhere, unless you are willing to defer school for a year or more to attempt to establish residency, have supporting parents in Tennessee, or can meet one of a number of exceptions, the out-of-state classification is probably unavoidable. Note that this is fairly common in most states.

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When Should I Apply?

PLEASE apply early!  Application deadlines are shown here.

Prospective freshmen may apply once they have completed their junior year (6 semesters) of high school. Click here for more information for freshman applicants.

Students may apply as transfer students when they have accumulated 30 transferable semester hours of college credit from an accredited institution. Click here for more information for transfer students.

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If I transfer, will my credits count?

Transcript credit is determined by the department actually hosting a specific required course. So, the only sure way to gauge your hours is to apply as a transfer student, triggering the check through the departments. General courses (english, math, science) frequently do transfer, depending on quarter/semester issues and school accreditation. You should be able to get a rough idea of what might transfer by looking at our showcase curricula for each academic program. Specific questions about courses in our department can be directed to Daniel Yoder, at dyoder@utk.edu.

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How Do I Apply?

You can download a printable application, have one mailed to you, or apply online here.

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Where Can I Get a University Catalog?

The University catalog contains information about academic policies, colleges and majors, and courses of instruction.  You may view the online catalog here.

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Where Do Students Live?

The University maintains both residence halls and apartments. All freshman students are required to live on campus in residence halls, unless they are married or living with a parent or guardian.  You have many options in your selection of a residence hall, and you may request a roommate (be sure to apply early to get the housing and roommate assignment that you desire).  Each residence hall has a hall association that plans a variety of social activities to acclimate you to University life.  A variety of residence hall information is found here.

There are numerous apartments in the Knoxville area available to students who wish to live off-campus.  The University also maintains an on-line Classified Ad web site which may be helpful in locating student housing.  

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Can I Drive My Car on Campus?

This might sound like a silly question, but it is not.  Many Universities prohibit freshman from having cars on campus.  At the University of Tennessee, all students may bring their cars to the campus. 

The office of Parking Services operates the parking on campus.  Students living in residence halls are allowed to purchase a non-commuter hang tag (known as "N" lot hang tags) at the beginning of the school year, while students living off-campus purchase a commuter hang tag.  Student parking fees are shown here.

There are a limited number of parking spaces on the campus and it is possible that not all requests may be filled. Questions should be directed to the Parking Services office at (865) 974-6031.

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How successful are your students in the job market?

Our students are very successful at finding good positions after graduation. The only graduates who have had any difficulty are those who limit themselves geographically (i.e., are determined to return home, or to a specific location). Our graduates end up in a variety of different industries, government agencies, consulting firms, academia, etc. A good snapshot of this is here.

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All the information contained in this page is believed to be accurate, but financial and deadline information should be double-checked with the university. Please contact us with any corrections.

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