At A Glance


Costs: $24,474 tuition; $12,462 room and board
Size: Enrollment is between 10,000 and 20,000 students
Type: 4-year public university
Location: Chattanooga
Degrees offered:  ESL, Bachelors, Masters, Professional, Doctoral
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a national model for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with our many regional partners, we offer our students an experiential learning environment graced with outstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is equipped with high-tech learning and research facilities and graced with a faculty of teaching scholars—not teaching assistants. Through internships, cooperative education assignments, and other experiential learning opportunities, our students learn in a laboratory as large as our world. Apply now at .

The ESL Institute at UTC is a diverse community of international scholars, faculty, and staff. Our students come from all over the world. Many are learning English to advance their academic and professional careers, while others choose to study for personal reasons. ESL Institute faculty and staff provide quality instruction and individualized support according to each student’s goals. Learn more about our students and their stories here.

Student Life

There are many chances and opportunities to get involved on UTC’s campus. UTC offers many programs, activities, leadership opportunities, and access to different organizations to get involved with while on campus. Whether it is helping you in a time of need, providing you social engagement or finding ways to complement your academic pursuits, the offices and departments within the division are here to help you make the most of your experience.


International Student Testimonials

"I love the small class caps at UTC. Learning is most effective when you can build relationships with professors. And everyone seem very friendly and approachable! I love being surrounded by nature. You can take a short drive in almost any direction and be in the mountains."

"I chose UTC because it was not expensive, and it offered the program that I wanted to study. When I actually attended UTC I saw that it had more benefits, such as classroom sizes being small in my area of concentration and there was a sense of community that was provided by both the students and the professors. This has made studying here much more enjoyable, so I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for these qualities in a university."

"I saw that most of the faculty was willing to help students and answer questions. Every time I was wondering if I was doing something wrong or if I wasn’t sure, I could ask one of my professors and they would lead me into the right direction."

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