University of Tennessee--Chattanooga

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615 McCallie Avenue

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: (423) 425-4111
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#49 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is a public institution that was founded in 1886. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,159, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 133 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 49. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,554 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,760 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.

Core Values

In fulfilling our mission, we are committed to our core values:
The development of ethical and socially responsible leaders, professionals,scholars, and citizens
The creation of opportunities for those who seek truth, knowledge, and higher quality of life
Excellence in teaching within a student-focused,supportive, and challenging environment
Achievement and national recognition in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors
Effective partnerships that provide meaningful involvement in educational, economic, and community development
A collegial, mutually respectful, and professionally rewarding environment
Broad diversity of people and ideas to strengthen our institution and community
Reasonable and affordable access to quality higher education

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1886
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $87,846,993


When applying to University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.3 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 76.3%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is 18:1, and the school has 33.7 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 67.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 21%
Education, General 11%
Psychology, General 8%
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 7%
Engineering, General 5%

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Student Life

University of Tennessee--Chattanooga has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,159, with a gender distribution of 44.8 percent male students and 55.2 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. University of Tennessee--Chattanooga is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,660
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 49 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 49%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Tennessee--Chattanooga, 61.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,477.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,554 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $22,760 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,329 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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