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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)

615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN

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UTC, a public institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Chattanooga, TN, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. Over 11,000 students enroll at UTC yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students admitted to UTC have an SAT score within the range of 940 - 1170, or an ACT score within the range of 21 - 25. 74% of those students that apply are admitted to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, of which 44 percent choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The tuition at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay around $7,400 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $22,000 for the year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $5,800. This school may provide financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at UTC through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs available:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students can visit the school's http://www.utc.edu to see additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates UTC accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to UTC.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 26
ACT ® Math19 - 24
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UTC

The chances of getting accepted into The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions4,938 (74%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,181 (44%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is around 11,000 students. The student body is made up of 86% undergraduate students and 14% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $30 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $5,700-$6,900
    • Out-of-State: $20,000-$24,080
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $240-$290 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $840-$1,000 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$7,365
Receiving Student Loans46%$5,059

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga may offer services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is approximately 39%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Southern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southern Conference)
  • Football (Southern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)

Security and Protective Services

Communications and Journalism

English Language and Literature


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Physical Sciences

Engineering Technology


Natural Resources and Conservation

Legal Professions and Studies


Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (B)

Public Administration and Social Services

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)

Computer and Information Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics (B)
  • Math (M)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies (B)

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