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| You will hear students talk about the "big orange screw," and at some point or another, you will experience it. However, there are ways to avoid being screwed to much-- Do your research on classes. Use the information available about teachers and classes as well as the requirements needed to graduate. Make your own timeframe and schedule and do not rely on advisors to help you too much with this. If you do, you will be here longer than 4 years. However, being at UT for more than 4 years is not necessarily a bad thing! It is a great, fun place to be. |
|Oct 12 2010|| 5th Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| I attended UTK starting my Sophmore year in univ I had just trasnferred from a state university in TN. UTK is not for party like students, if you want to learn and be serious about your future so it will pay off after you graduate, you must work hard. I have to say not all of the professors were great at teaching, perhaps they weren't good teachers, but they all well rounded about what they teach. Simply, if you don't study hard you will not make it, it's a not an easy university. For those who doesn't think this university is reputable and great university to attend, something went wrong for one to hate it. overall, I would go back to UTK in a heart beat. Loved all the years I spent there. |
| Starting Job: Personal Banker, Preparedness: B+, Reputation: B+ |
|Oct 05 2010|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| I'm not sure I can put into words how much I hate this school. It's become a running joke with my friends about how much I HATE UT. I came to this school thinking it would be wonderful, and, if not that, at least a good experience. I could not have been more wrong. The only good thing I have seen here is the Japanese language program. Professor Lacure is a diamond in the dirt.|
First of all, the football. Do you enjoy getting drunk every weekend and screaming about the VOLs with a bunch of other idiots? THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! I'm more concerned with getting an education, but hey, this is the South, and I should have known better, having lived here my entire life. Not like the VOLs can actually win a game anyways.
Secondly, the parking. It's abominable. I paid $162 for a commuter permit and, in the entire first week I drove to school, I never found a parking spot. After missing my first class, I parked at a friend's house and they gave me a ride to school. This is now the arrangement I use to get to school. Oh, and the permit? They only gave me back $81 of it. You'd think they'd pay Kiffin or Dooley or whoever it is a few less millions and dedicate that to fixing their parking problem, but no, ya'll got ta be havin them footballz down hur.
I'm wanting to go into Education and the program here is a damn joke. Don't believe me? I dare you to take Psychoeducational Issues in Human Development. Course number is 210. Spend one day in there and give me your reaction. They only have two teachers for it, and they teach the exact same bullshit way, so I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself as much as I did.
There's also the sorostitutes, who enjoy coming to class barely dressed and giving me flashbacks to every uptight, snooty high school clique stereotype. I started a conversation with one in a discussion group. We're talking about our majors and I share my dream of becoming an English/Japanese language interpreter. She launches into how that's 'so hard' and 'she doesn't understand' and how she loves being a communications major. I swear, every idiot girl here is a communications major. I don't even know anything about that major, but I feel sorry for the intelligent people in it.
The damn preacher on the free speech walkway. I cannot stand that guy. He hooks up a sound system and starts blasting his Bible at everyone, complete with pictures of aborted fetuses. Everywhere I go, there's someone trying to convert me to their brand of Christianity. The only religious people on campus who won't follow you around with pamphlets are the Catholics, the Jews, and the pagans. One day I'm just going to get a huge sign that says WITNESS THE SECOND COMING OF EPIC FAIL and stand beside him. All day.In summary, if you are a sorositute redneck with a thumping Bible and love of football and beer, this school is the place for you. Everyone else, avoid.
|Sep 19 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |