The University of Tennessee at Martin: Narrative Description

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Martin, TN 38238-1000
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Tennessee System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5002 per student. Total enrollment: 6,104. Faculty: 387 (243 full-time, 144 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,737 applied, 76% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 82% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 30 valedictorians, 55 student government officers. Full-time: 4,791 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 876 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 28 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 17% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; interdisciplinary studies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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 at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.40 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $4134 full-time, $183 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,388 full-time, $197 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $4100. College room only: $1960. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 121 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, religion-affiliated groups, Student Activities Council, Black Student Association (BSA). Major annual events: All-Niter, All Sing, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,090 college housing spaces available; 2,052 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Paul Meek Library plus 1 other with 621,025 books, 703,690 microform titles, 1,994 serials, 12,374 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 836 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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