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Within the past couple of years, West Morris Mendham High School has been sending away Volunteers, Tennessee Volunteers that is. Being a prominent choice for the next four years of schooling, The University of Tennessee has become a top choice in Mendham past and present. UT Knoxville has undergraduate students enjoying the beautiful campus. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, its popular majors include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Psychology, and Biology.  Beyond great academics, Tennessee offers students a great athletic opportunity with their football team being apart of the SEC and their Men’s basketball being ranked 3rd in the nation. In addition, to academics and athletics, Tennessee is also known for their big greek life on campus, having both a Sorority and Fraternity neighborhood. In the south it really is, Go Big or Go Home.

Can I get in?

Acceptance rate: 77%

ACT score: 24-29

SAT score: Reading and Writing: 530-640, Math: 520-630

Fun Facts about UT!

  • Smokey X is a bluetick coonhound who leads the Volunteers onto the field for football games. Smokey was chosen at the halftime of a 1953 football game
  • The man best known for being Papa John’s sidekick Peyton Manning, once attended Tennessee.
  • Tennessee became “The Volunteer State” in the 1800s because people were so eager to join the military. Hence the Mascot being a Volunteer
  • 20% of students are involved in greek life
  • The University of Tennessee has an even 50-50 gender distributed campus
  • Tennessee got their theme song from Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers
  • UTK has a rock for students to paint and express their thoughts, opinions, and school spirit

 

About the Writers
Chloe Williams, Staff Writer

Chloe Williams is 17 years old and a Senior at West Morris Mendham High School. Chloe considers myself to be very outgoing, confident, selfless and affectionate....

Carleigh DeCamp, Staff Writer

Carleigh DeCamp is currently a senior at Mendham HS. I is a member of FBLA, Relay for Life and is president of Friends & Buddies. Carleigh has always had...

Grace Hassell, Staff Writer

Grace Hassell is a senior at West Morris Mendham High School. She is captain and plays first doubles on the high school's Varsity tennis team. Grace is...

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