University of Tennessee--Martin

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University Street

Martin, TN 38238

Phone: (731) 881-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#46 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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University of Tennessee--Martin is a public institution that was founded in 1900. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,326, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 930 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Tennessee--Martin's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 46. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,500 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,910 (2013-14).

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

Students who attend the University of Tennessee at Martin experience high-quality academic programs, excellent facilities and outstanding faculty members. More than 7,700 students enrolled for the 2012 fall semester.
UT Martin offers baccalaureate degrees, majors, concentrations and options in more than 100 specialized fields. Academic majors are offered within natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts, computer science, nursing, agriculture, teacher education, business administration and engineering.
Teaching in these academic areas are faculty members recognized by professional organizations and others as some of the top educators in Tennessee and the nation. Many academic majors provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for students to pursue. Besides traditional classroom education, UT Martin is also home to UT Online, the University of Tennessee's online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Among online degree program offerings are the Online Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) Degree for working adults, a bachelor of business administration in management degree and an online agricultural business degree. New areas of study in gifted and talented education, instructional design and technology, and Montessori teaching are now offered through the Master of Science in education.
Beyond the main campus, extended-campus teaching centers in Jackson, Parsons, Ripley and Selmer, plus dual-enrollment course offerings to Tennessee high school students, provide broad access to UT Martin academic programs. International Programs, with one of the region's best intensive English programs, attracts students from 18 countries.
UT Martin sets a high standard for leadership development and education. The university's WestStar Leadership Program, with 649 alumni, offers extended training to business, education and government leaders from the 21-county West Tennessee area. The Carnegie Foundation selected UT Martin for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.
Recognized for being among the safest public university campuses in Tennessee, the main campus provides a "total collegiate experience" in a traditional university setting. Campus facilities include 48 academic and support buildings. University Village, a 400-bed campus apartment complex, opened fall semester 2005, while the second phase of University Village housing opened fall 2008. A Brehm Hall expansion opened in fall 2009, a new 96,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center opened in spring 2010, and a major expansion is under way for the Fine Arts Building. Next to the 250-acre main campus, 680 acres of agricultural land serve as a research and demonstration operation.
The university competes in NCAA Division I in both men's and women's athletics and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Skyhawk softball team won its second OVC regular-season title in the past three seasons and earned the program's second trip to the NCAA tournament by winning the 2012 OVC Softball Championship Tournament. The Skyhawk soccer team claimed its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship and second consecutive OVC Soccer Tournament championship in fall 2012, earning its second straight appearance in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. The Skyhawk women's basketball team earned its third consecutive OVC Women's Basketball Tournament championship in 2013 and third straight berth in the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship tournament.
The UT Martin rodeo team, the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee, is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Both the men's and women's teams finished second in the Ozark Region, earning berths in the 2012 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1900
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $30,570,200


When applying to University of Tennessee--Martin, 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--Martin is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.6%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Tennessee--Martin is 18:1, and the school has 51.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Tennessee--Martin include: Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Agriculture, General; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 16%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 13%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 11%
Agriculture, General 7%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7%

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Student Life

University of Tennessee--Martin has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,326, with a gender distribution of 41.2 percent male students and 58.8 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus. University of Tennessee--Martin is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,751
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--Martin offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Tennessee--Martin also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Tennessee--Martin, 69 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Tennessee--Martin.

Students who have cars on campus 69%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Tennessee--Martin, 52.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,965.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,500 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,910 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,054 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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