University of Tennessee

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The University of Tennessee is a public land-grant university whose largest and main campus is in Knoxville, Tennessee. In fall of 2023, there were 36,304 students[1] on the campus, including graduate students and postdocs. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[2] The university has ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory, allowing for considerable research opportunities for faculty and students in the sciences. Also affiliated with the university are the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, and the University of Tennessee Arboretum, which occupies 250 acres in the nearby city of Oak Ridge. The university is a direct partner of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, which is one of two Level I trauma centers.

Besides a faculty of nearly 2000, the Knoxville campus employs administrative staff of nearly 10,000 people.

Several branch campuses to the University of Tennessee system exist across the state.