People are impressed with our campus. Not only because of the excellent facilities, but because of its beauty, the trees, flowers, and architecture. And, most of all, the genuinely nice people."
A metropolitan university
Located near downtown Chattanooga, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is one of a growing number of institutions characterizing themselves as "metropolitan universities." The metropolitan university mission includes a dedication to meeting the general and professional educational needs of area residents, strong community involvement and leadership, and emphases on applied research and public service.
UTC had been a private institution for 83 years when it joined the University of Tennessee's system of statewide campuses. UTC retains the best aspects of that private tradition, yet offers all the resources of a modern public university.