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University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is a public institution that was founded in 1886. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,891, its setting is city, and the campus size is 321 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 46. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,718 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,252 (2011-12).
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will serve as a national model of an engaged metropolitan university whose faculty, staff, and students, in collaboration with external partners, employ the intellectual resources of the liberal arts and professional programs to enrich the lives of those we serve. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga interprets the land-grant spirit of service for the 21st century through people, partnerships, and performance: People - we are committed to preparing educated men and women for meaningful and productive lives; we educate students for life in a global society; we promote and celebrate the diversity of people and ideas; and we provide reasonable and affordable access to higher education. Partnerships - we embrace active and collaborative learning through partnerships among students, faculty, staff, and the community; we encourage frequent, respectful, and collegial interaction among students, faculty, staff, and community; we provide opportunities for our students to augment intellectual development through participation in artistic, cultural, social, and athletic activities; and we develop partnerships that strengthen the University and our community. Performance - we prepare our students and alumni to apply knowledge to the challenges of a changing society; we use the interconnected activities of teaching, research, and service to promote learning, problem solving, and innovation; we use technology to enhance teaching, research, operations, and community outreach; we use our resources in a prudent manner to accomplish our mission and we use multiple measures to evaluate the performance of our students, faculty, staff, and programs.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 73.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||73.7%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is 18:1, and the school has 32.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga include: Business Administration and Management, General; Education, General; Psychology, General; Kinesiology and Exercise Science; and Engineering, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66.0 percent.
University of Tennessee--Chattanooga has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,891, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. At this school, 31.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69.0 percent of students live off campus. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
University of Tennessee--Chattanooga offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, 86 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga.
|Students who have cars on campus||86%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, 62.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,771.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,718 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$20,252 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,250 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data