University of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee (including UT Knoxville or UTK is called) is a state university in Knoxville in the US state of Tennessee . With 27,281 students, it is the principal college of the University of Tennessee system . The university also includes the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis and the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma .


The University of Tennessee was founded on September 10, 1794 as Blount College . It was given its current name in 1879. Women have been admitted since 1893 and African-Americans since 1952.


Europa on the Bull, a statue on the UT campus
  • Architecture and design
  • engineering
  • Communication and Information Sciences
  • art
  • Arts and sciences
  • Agriculture and natural resources
  • medicine
  • music
  • Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • maintenance
  • Space Institute
  • law Sciences
  • Social work
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Economics


The UT sports teams are called the Volunteers . The college is a member of the East Division of the Southeastern Conference . The Thompson-Boling Arena sports facility is located on campus .




Nobel Prize Winner


Web links

Commons : University of Tennessee at Knoxville  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 35 ° 57 ′ 6 ″  N , 83 ° 55 ′ 48 ″  W.