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The Volunteer Statue

U. S. News Rankings

U.S. News World Report releases the Best Colleges Rankings each fall. These undergraduate rankings are used by students to help them decide where to apply to college. Rankings are based on criteria such as retention and graduation rates, expert opinion, student selectivity, and faculty and financial resources.

This report presents the 2023 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and our peers. Detailed peer rankings, and rankings methodology, are presented in the appendices.