Lack of affordable housing and soaring rent prices squeezes UT students

in News/School

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Rent in Knoxville has soared 36% since March 2020, and it could get harder for students to find housing after the University of Tennessee announced a new lottery system for its dorms this fall, saying it needs to prioritize housing for a larger freshman class.

In November 2021, UT announced it was changing its room selection process for students living on-campus. Eligibility for dorms would be determined through a randomized lottery favoring first-year students.


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