About Our Students

Bright, creative, curious. Just a few words to describe the students whose diverse backgrounds, experiences, ideas and interests come together to enrich the college and impact the world.


Student Spotlight

Recent Interior Architecture graduate Taylor Odom (BSID ‘17) was the first in her family to go to college. She received a prestigious national Gensler Brinkmann Scholarship and an opportunity to intern with Gensler.


Student Stats

  • 100% of students who graduated in Interior Architecture in 2016 had jobs in the field within one month of graduation
  • $198,000 in private scholarships were awarded to 90 students in 2017
  • 406 student projects were created on the CNC router and water-jet cutter in the Fab Lab in 2016
  • Students’ projects on the CNC router required more than 232 miles (yes, miles!) of tool linear movement in 2016
  • In 2017, 42% of freshman students and 59% of Architecture freshmen are Vol Scholars
  • 77% of first-year students in 2017 are women
  • Average ACT score of 2017 first-year Architecture students is 28.7; for the whole freshman class: 27.63
  • 17% of incoming students are minority students (2017)
  • Projected enrollment in 2018-2019: 500


Student Work

From first-year to masters-level, our students are creating an astonishing variety of work, from abstract concepts to actionable solutions.

Our Students at a Glance

Our students hail from 25 states and come from rural areas and urban spaces, large families and small family units, the farm, the city and the ‘burbs. Their high schools were mega, medium and mini. They have diverse cultural experiences and represent many nationalities. We celebrate the uniqueness of each of our students. They are so very different, which makes our college so very amazing.

Studio Culture

Part of what sets our college apart is an environment of creative collaboration, respect and exploration encompassing students of all disciplines.

Student Organizations

The University of Tennessee offers more than 500 student organizations, including many right here within the college, so it’s easy to make connections and get involved.

Resources for Students

From advising and information on honors programs and study abroad to career placement, we are here to help you succeed.