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Knoxville Area Statistics

  • Knox County led the state in population growth, showing the most growth of any metropolitan area in Tennessee, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.
  • Knoxville ranked number nine among midsize cities in Forbes’ 2011 “Best Cities for Jobs,” list.
  • Knoxville blurs the line between small town and big city as a major metropolitan area with convenient access to the Appalachian region. Learn more about the Knoxville area.


 Visit UT Law

There is no better way to learn about the University of Tennessee College of Law than by visiting the campus. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid works with UT Law Student Ambassadors to customize visits to the College of Law. During your visit, you can tour the College of Law building with a Student Ambassador, attend a law school class, speak with a professor in your area of interest, meet with a financial aid advisor and discuss employment with the staff of the Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.

To schedule a visit, call the Admissions Office at 865-974-4131 or email Phyllis Brewer. When possible, please give one week’s notice.

Complete tours of the University of Tennessee campus can be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or by calling 865-974-2184.

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About East Tennessee

East Tennessee may be within 260 miles of four major cities (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and Birmingham) but you can find beauty and bustling streets right here. The city of Knoxville boasts a vibrant downtown, shopping districts and cultural attractions including museums, festivals, historical places of interest, performing arts and spectator sports. Seven TVA lakes are within 30 minutes of Knoxville.  More than 800 miles of maintained nature trails await you in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Parking is most readily available in the Vol Hall garage on White Avenue between 16th Street and James Agee Street. Bring your parking receipt to the Admissions Office for validation at a reduced cost.

The “T” bus system provides free transportation across the campus, and a free trolley system connects the university with downtown Knoxville. The T:Link is an on demand shuttle service providing safe, nighttime transportation linking UT’s Main and Ag campuses and the Ft. Sanders area as far as Grand Avenue (excluding the Cumberland Avenue Strip).

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) operates buses, trolleys and paratransit across the city. It carries more than 3.6 million passenger trips each year.

McGhee Tyson Airport has eight major airlines serving 19 non-stop destinations, including Atlanta, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Orland, Miami, New York, Chicago, Denver and Washington, D.C.


Several hotels are within a few blocks or a short drive from campus. Be sure to ask about discounted rates for UT visitors.

Crowne Plaza Knoxville
401 Summit Hill Drive
Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
1109 White Avenue
Hampton Inn & Suites Knoxville-Downtown
618 West Main Street
Hilton Knoxville
501 West Church Avenue
Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown World’s Fair Park
525 Henley Street
Knoxville Marriott
500 Hill Avenue SE

Many chain hotels in the suburbs of Knoxville also offer reasonable rates.

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