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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 18%
Applicants who took ACT: 93%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 29%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 10%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 39%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 32%
SAT I Math score 700+: 10%
SAT I Math score 600+: 42%
ACT score 24-29: 57%
ACT score 30-36: 25%
ACT score 24+: 82%
Students applied: 15,442
Students admitted: 11,555
Admission rate: 75%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 39%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 21,664
Full-time enrolled men: 10,207
Full-time enrolled women: 10,130
Part-time enrolled men: 716
Part-time enrolled women: 611
Freshmen retained: 87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $10,678
Fees (in state): $1,758
Tuition (out of state): $28,868
Fees (out of state): $1,758
Room and board: $9,926
Est. book expense: $1,598
Total cost (in state): $23,960
Total cost (out of state): $42,150
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,999
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$20,275
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$33,189
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,465
Average debt at graduation: $23,870

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 57%
Average need-based aid: $8,961
Average non-need-based aid: $3,685

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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