We are ranked among the nation’s top public universities, and we’re on an aggressive path to join our peers in the country’s Top 25.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, we are Tennessee's largest research institution, leading the state in the number of degrees awarded annually. From eleven colleges, our students receive undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees from more than 300 programs.

Our students build a strong foundation through challenging coursework, ongoing academic support, and countless chances to learn outside the classroom.

Several learning communities provide our freshmen distinctive opportunities to connect with classmates, develop valuable skills, become involved in campus life, and ultimately enjoy success as a UT student. Divided into fields, these communities include public policy, business, honors, engineering, leadership, music, art and architecture, and agriculture.

Our growing honors programs, including the prestigious Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars, give students the chance to create their own interdisciplinary experience and open doors for research and intellectual exploration well beyond our campus. Our students have gone on to enroll in top graduate programs, become Rhodes Scholars, live and work abroad, and become leaders of communities across the United States.

Our faculty is composed of passionate instructors and world-renowned scholars. Faculty and staff work together to help our students succeed and set a high standard of excellence in teaching, research, and service.

As one of the nation’s leading public research institutions, we are committed to providing our students with the highest quality education and the best overall student experience possible. The opportunities we provide for our students reflect this dedication to research, academics, and personal growth.


UT has several programs to help students succeed. The Student Success Center provides academic assistance to all students. UT LEAD and its Summer Institute provide additional support for students receiving the Tennessee Pledge or UT Promise scholarships.

UT also has programs and seminars to help freshmen adjust to college life and offers resources targeted to help students at many levels stay on track for a successful experience.

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The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.