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UT has highest number of applications in university history


The University of Tennessee has received the most competitive pool of applications in the university’s 228 history. UT received 48,665 applications by its Jan 1., 2023 deadline, a 40.3% increase or 13,967 applications than received by the same date in 2022. Nearly a quarter of applications were from in-state students, an increase of 13.2% compared to last year. Out-of-state and international applications also increased by around 51.6% compared to last year. However, fewer students will be admitted this year because the university will be reducing the size of its Fall 2023 first-year class due to issues many students have had finding housing. UT is presently working with the State Building Commission on public-private partnerships to build more residence halls and other off-campus housing opportunities.