The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Narrative Description

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615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598
Tel: (423)425-4111
Admissions: (423)425-4662
Fax: (423)425-4157
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Tennessee System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1886. Setting: 117-acre urban campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $103.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $6.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5088 per student. Total enrollment: 8,844. Faculty: 668 (369 full-time, 299 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,258 applied, 71% were admitted. 46% from top quarter of their high school class, 83% from top half. Full-time: 6,266 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,139 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 52 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; home economics/vocational home economics. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4128 full-time, $221 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,350 full-time, $565 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $800 full-time. College room and board: $5808. College room only: $3360. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 130 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Student Association, Association for Campus Entertainment, International Student Association, Baptist Student Union. Major annual event: Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 2,975 college housing spaces available; 2,471 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lupton Library with 491,179 books, 1.4 million microform titles, 1,847 serials, 19,522 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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