University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Free Speech Rankings

The 2022 College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of 45,000 currently enrolled students at over 200 colleges. The rankings are based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies.

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Overall / out of a top score of 100

  • Overall Score 61.91

Rankings / out of 203 colleges surveyed

  • Overall Ranking 25
  • Openness 199
  • Tolerance (Liberals) 129
  • Tolerance (Conservatives) 10
  • Administrative Support 126
  • Comfort 65
  • Disruptive Conduct 52

Administrative Behavior

  • Supported Scholars 0
  • Sanctioned Scholars −0.75
  • Successful Disinvitations −0

Climate

  • Speech Climate Above Average
  • Speech Code Green