published Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

UT campus ranked one of ugliest in country — again

Students walk across campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in this 2005 file photo.
Students walk across campus at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in this 2005 file photo.
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For the second year in a row, the University of Tennessee was named one of the ugliest campuses in the country and one of the best educational values, according to The Princeton Review, which released its rankings this week.

The school was one of 50 public schools named to its list of best values based on data and student surveys that considered undergraduate academics, costs and financial aid, according to the Princeton Review's website. It also considered the percentage of graduating seniors who borrowed from loan programs and the average debt amount.

The school's urban campus, adjacent to World's Fair Park and along Fort Loudoun Lake, was ranked No. 11 on the "least beautiful campus" list, according to student surveys. The school's board of trustees recently approved a new master building plan that would incorporate more green space, including a great lawn, which officials hope will make the campus more inviting.

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NoMyth said...

Agreed...they need more greenspace.

August 2, 2011 at 11:07 p.m.
gmomma said...

Yeah, waste money on green spaces that will have to be maintained annually at what cost. Does that mean they will have yet another excuse to hike the tuition of education?

August 3, 2011 at 1:47 a.m.
genedasher said...

Why doesn't the headline read "UT found by Princeton Review to be One of Collegiate Education's Best Values"? Always have to concentrate on the negative don't we?

August 8, 2011 at 2:03 a.m.
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