The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • Virginia Tech has more expensive tuition & fees ($33,857) than UTK ($31,664).
  • It is harder to admit to Virginia Tech than UTK.
  • Virginia Tech has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than UTK (1,255).
  • Virginia Tech has higher submitted ACT score (28) than UTK (28).
  • Virginia Tech has more students with 37,024 students while UTK has 30,559 students.
  • Virginia Tech has more full-time faculties with 2,109 faculties while UTK has 1,665 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - The University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UTKVirginia Tech
UTKvs.Virginia Tech
Knoxville, TennesseeLocationBlacksburg, Virginia
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$13,244
Out-Of-State$31,664
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,174
Out-Of-State$33,857
76% ($10,035)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($8,345)
$10,035Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,345
76.97 %Acceptance Rates70.06 %
33.70 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)35.58 %
1,255SAT Score1,310
28ACT Score29
71 %Graduation Rate86 %
18 %Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate93 %
30,559Student Population37,024
1,665Number of Faculties2,109
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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