My main reason for coming to this school was to get away for the close minded small town that I had lived in a little bit outside of Memphis. Another reason was so that I would be able to gain a sense of independence that I would have never have been able to get while living at home with my parents and attending the University of Memphis.
I came to visit Chattanooga a few times before officially deciding on the school, and I have to say that I was very pleased with the city and surrounding area. It was bustling, and there seemed as if there was always something to do. Mind you, I visited during the summer time.
I wish I had spent more time on evaluating this school, now that I think about it.
Although the city is nice, it's kind of a trick. The most there is to do is to eat out and visit coolidge park. The Nightlife has something to be desired.
Now to the School. UTC does not have enough clubs or organizations and You hear about activities long after they have happened. If you are looking for a "College" experience, this college may not be for you. Mostly everything is geared towards the few sororities and fraternities on campus, or pointless projects (do we really need a lazy river) It's gotten worse in the three years that I have been here. There are less and less school related activities to do. Apparently, there was a record number of freshmen entering this past fall semester. It is estimated that 75% of them have transferred out to other colleges now that it is the spring semester.
The good thing about this school are the living accomodations. They are apartment style, and you have your own room, kitchen, and bathroom shared with three other people. They are nice sized, and there is bound to be at least one person you have somewhat of a connection with one of those three.
As someone stated earlier, you take MANY MANY pointless classes that would never transfer into other colleges. The undergrad classes are not very difficult, and neither are some grad classes. You just have to study and learn how to manage your time. If I could go back, I probably would not chose to attend this college and would have either gone to MTSU or stayed and went to UofM. Nothing overly memorable has happened here, and there is not very much excitement.
I would STRONGLY Advise anyone to seriously consider other schools before coming here.The people here are very friendly as well as the staff, but to me, it just was not worth coming here.