Colleges & Universities
Once you have decided that college is the right choice for you,
now you have to decide which college!

Here are some key questions to ask yourself when making a list of colleges:
  • Do they have my major?
  • How far away from home do I want to be?
  • What size is the student population?
  • What are the admission requirements?
  • What support services are available-counseling, tutoring, career services, etc?
  • What is the student-faculty ratio?
  • What access to technology is available (technology in the classroom, wireless access, etc)?
  • Are there any special academic programs such as honors, learning communities, studying abroad?
  • What types of financial aid and scholarships are available?
  • What preparation for graduate school is available?
Here are some key questions to ask on a college visit:
  • What do students do outside the class?
  • What support services are available-counseling, career services, etc?
  • What is the student-faculty ratio?
  • What access to technology is available (technology in the classroom, wireless access, etc)?
  • Are there any special academic programs such as honors, learning communities, studying abroad?
  • What exposure is there is diversity?
  • What are the living arrangements (all dorm or apartment living)?
  • How is the food!
  • Are there intercollegiate and intramural athletics available?
  • What safety services are available to students?

    Here are some resources to help you in your college search:

    New InformationTennessee Transfer Pathways Program- the 13 Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges, Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA), along with the six universities and the three UT undergraduate schools have collaborated to create 50 pathways guaranteeing smooth transition from a two-year to a four-year degree.

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    This University of Texas site provides access to colleges by state and region  GO

    The Princeton Review  offers a listing of schools that are ACT/SAT optional 

    See your counselor for information about approval for college days
    • You must provide at least 48 hours notice before a day can be approved. 
    • The college day will count as one of your five school-related activity days.
    • If you are failing a class or have more than 5 absences you will NOT be permitted to go.
    • You will be  required to provide documentation of your visit on college letterhead.  Most admissions office already have a form letter in place.
    • College days will not be approved for local colleges--WSCC, UTK, or CNC.
    Special circumstances and principal discretion may be granted on an individual basis.

    Colleges in a 3-hour radius!

    Schools within a one hour driving range:

    Links to the Institution's Main Page                        Financial Aid/Scholarship Page                            Tour/Visit Link

    Carson Newman College                                                        Funding CN                                                           Visit CN
    Hiwassee College                                                                     Funding Hiwassee                                                  Visit Hiwassee     
    Johnson University                                                                      Funding JU                                                              Visit JU
    Knoxville College                                                                        Funding KC                                                             Visit KC
    Maryville College                                                                         Funding MC                                                            Visit MC
    Pellissippi State Community College                         Funding PSCC                                                         Visit PSCC
    South College                                                                                  Funding SC                                                              Visit SC
    Tusculum College                                                                    Funding Tusculum                                                    Visit Tusculum
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville                        Funding UTK                                                  Visit UTK
    Walters State Community College                     Funding WSCC                                                          Visit WSCC

    Virginia College (Knoxville Location)               Funding VC                                                                Visit VC

    Schools within a two hour driving range:

    Berea College                                                                                 Funding Berea                                                          Visit Berea
    Covenant College                                                                           Funding CC                                                             Visit CC
    University of the Cumberlands                                             Funding UC                                                             Visit UC                   
    East Tennessee State University                                         Funding ETSU                                                          Visit ETSU
    Union College                         .                                                       Funding Union                                                          Visit Union
    Appalachian State University                                                Funding ASU                                                           Visit ASU
    Lees-McRae College                                                                   Funding LMC                                                          Visit LMC
    Mars Hill College                                                                          Funding MHC                                                          Visit MHC
    McDowell Technical Community College                Funding MTCC                                                        Visit MTCC
    Montreat College                                                                            Funding MC                                                             Visit MC
    University of North Carolina-Asheville                        Funding UNC-A                                                      Visit UNC-A
    Warren Wilson College                                                           Funding WWC                                                         Visit WWC
    Western Carolina University                                                
    Bryan College
    Chattanooga State Technical Community College
    Cleveland State Community College
    East Tennessee State University
    King College
    Lee University
    Lincoln Memorial University
    Milligan College
    Northeast State Technical Community College
    Roane State Community College
    Southern Adventist University
    Tennessee Temple University
    Tennessee Wesleyan College
    University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
    Emory and Henry College
    Virginia Intermont College

    Colleges within a three hour driving range:

    Belmont University
    Berry College
    Dalton State College
    Floyd College
    Shorter College
    Young Harris College
    Alice Lloyd College
    Centre College
    Eastern Kentucky University
    Transylvania University
    University of Kentucky
    Brevard College
    Gardner-Webb University
    Lenoir-Rhyne College
    Anderson College
    Bob Jones College
    Clemson University
    Converse College
    Erskine College
    Furman University
    Spartanburg Methodist College
    University of South Carolina at Spartanburg
    Wofford College
    Aquinas College
    Belmont College
    Cumberland University
    David Lipscomb University
    Fisk University
    Middle Tennessee State University
    Tennessee State University
    Trevecca Nazarene College
    University of the South
    Vanderbilt University
    Bluefield College
    Radford University
    University of Virginia at Wise
    Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University
    Bluefield State College

    University of Pikeville

    Morehead State University

    Accredited ONLINE Colleges:

    Liberty University Online

    Western Governors University

    Walden University

    Argosy University

    Colorado Technical University

    University of Phoenix

    Kaplan University