Utc or Utk?

Topics: University, Education, University of Tennessee Pages: 2 (863 words) Published: February 23, 2009
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is part of the University of Tennessee system, which is a statewide institution governed by a twenty-four member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is run by the same system, making both schools the same but in different locations. Although UTC and UTK are in the same system, there are many reasons as to why UTC is the better school to attend. UTK is a highly populated school and is known to be one of the best party schools in the state of Tennessee. UTK has a campus size of 550 acres with 220 building. That alone is too hectic for students without transportation to and from classes. If the student happens to have transportation to class, being that the campus is so large they mostly likely run into problems with attending class on time. On the other hand, UTC is a much smaller version of UTK and has an organized transportation system for their students. UTC is served by the CARTA (Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority) bus, which runs in route within the UTC Campus. The CARTA offers UTC residents free transportation to and from class. Also if a student were to walk to class from his/her dorm it would take such a long time because the campus has a reasonable walking distance to and from class. UTC has a student body population of 8,656, whereas UTK is that of 30,000. Because UTK is more populated, their student/teacher ratio isn’t as low as that of UTC. UTC has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which makes it easier for professors to interact with their students. The professors at UTC are very friendly and actually know students by name, which is very rare in most colleges. At UTC, tutors are offered in all departments of studies. These tutors can be your peers, your professors or even students who are in a higher level of the class that you are having trouble in. Another reason UTC is a better fit then UTK is because UTC has a better educational...
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