The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Campus Advisory Board met Friday to discuss record enrollment, updates on the Veterans Success Center, and initiatives in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
By emphasizing strengths-based approaches for students, UT is seeing an increase in enrollment and record retention of first-year and second-year students.
The UT Knoxville Campus Advisory Board met Friday to discuss enrollment trends, student success, research updates, investment in employees, athletics excellence, and highlights from the UT Institute of Agriculture.
New scholarships for in-state students include the Distinguished Tennessean, Orange and White, and Tennessean Connect. The new scholarships are designed to enable more students across the state to have access to a UT education.
More than 1,800 Vols make up the Haslam College of Business’s incoming class.
UT’s total enrollment is on track to be the largest on record, topping 31,000 students, as new and returning Vols start the 2021 fall semester.
UT will continue the test optional pilot program started last year, which makes submitting ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process optional for prospective students.
UT announced a new Global Ambassador Scholarship program for international students in an effort to broaden diversity and promote inclusivity across campus.
UT is launching a new leadership development and service program: the Volunteer Impact Academy, created through a partnership between UT’s Clay and Debbie Jones Center for Leadership and Service and Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
The Academy for Global Scholars, a program that provides first-year students with a unique opportunity for global engagement and individual growth, has welcomed 23 students into its inaugural class.
UT is set to surpass last year’s record enrollment as students begin their first day of classes today. More than 6,700 new students are expected this year, including freshmen, transfer, and Volunteer Bridge students.
UT is preparing to welcome its largest freshman class on record—about 5,180 students.