University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee ( also UT Knoxville or UTK called ) is a state university in Knoxville, Tennessee. With 27 281 students, it is the main university of the University of Tennessee system. To the university 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 10 September 1794 as Blount College. It was given its present name in 1879. Since 1893 women and 1952 African Americans were admitted.


  • Architecture and Design
  • Engineering
  • Communication and Information Sciences
  • Art
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • Care
  • Institute for Aerospace
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Economics


The sports teams are called the UT Volunteers. The university is a member of the East Division of the Southeastern Conference.

Famous people


  • Bill Scarlett - Musicians


Nobel Laureate

  • James Buchanan - Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986