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Why Knoxville?

Our campus is located in a thriving modern city with small-town charm. Knoxville is home to music venues, museums and galleries, local sports teams, delicious restaurants, cool shops, and more. Located in the Southeast United States, Knoxville is one of the most affordable medium-sized cities in the United States.

You can easily travel to and from Knoxville. Each day, 120 flights arrive and depart from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport. We’re just a day’s drive from many large cities. And if you enjoy outdoor activities, the campus is a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which offers more than 1,200 kilometers of hiking trails. Knoxville also offers many kilometers of paved greenways for running and biking, and the Tennessee River runs by campus.

Strong Academic Support

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, offers more than 360 undergraduate programs of study. You will have many classes to choose from to advance your studies. Learn more about academics at UT.

UT wants you to be successful in the classroom. Our Student Success Center offers one-on-one academic coaching, group sessions, and tutoring. We also want you to be successful outside of the classroom. Once you arrive on campus, you’ll complete an international and exchange student orientation, which is required for all students. We also offer a “buddy program” that matches incoming students with UT students who have recently studied abroad as well as a variety of international events for all students throughout the year.

Awesome University Experience

UT offers more than 500 clubs and student organizations that you can join. Get involved, meet new people, and make campus feel like home!

Knoxville ranks as the seventh best college football town in the country with the number one live mascot—a Bluetick Coonhound named Smokey. Our sports teams have earned 190 conference championship titles. You’ll have a great time cheering for the Volunteers, also known as the Vols.

As an international exchange student, you will join our more than 22,000 undergraduate students who come from all corners of the United States and more than 100 countries. Learn more about our university.