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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

Awards

Four of our students were selected as Critical Language Scholars, a US government program focused on essential global engagement. Their studies include Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.

Critical Language Scholarship Program 2019

Rankings

UT is ranked 5th in the nation for our use of renewable electricity.

Environment America 2019

Impact

The list of most cited researchers in the world includes three of our professors, two governor’s chairs, and three researchers with the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center.

Clarivate Analytics 2018
  • Four of our students were selected as Critical Language Scholars, a US government program focused on essential global engagement. Their studies include Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.

    Critical Language Scholarship Program 2019
  • UT is ranked 5th in the nation for our use of renewable electricity.

    Environment America 2019
  • The list of most cited researchers in the world includes three of our professors, two governor’s chairs, and three researchers with the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center.

    Clarivate Analytics 2018
  • The Aerospace Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 28th among public universities.

    US News and World Report 2020
  • Over the past 35 years, 10 UT graduates have advanced the American space program as NASA astronauts.

    NASA 2017
  • Two architecture professors won third place in an international design competition with their proposed renovation of a 208-year-old music venue in Ireland.

    Bee Breeders 2018
  • An architecture student’s research took him to Europe, China, and Cambodia as the winner of an Aydelott Travel Award.

    Aydelott Travel Award 2018
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeis ranked in the 50 best bike cities in America.

    Bicycling Magazine 2018
  • UT is ranked 45th among all public universities on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans.

    US News and World Report 2019
  • Our academic research and reputation earned UT a ranking in the top 20% of the best global universities.

    US News and World Report 2018
  • UT is ranked 18th in the list of the nation’s top 25 best green colleges.

    College Consensus 2018
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeis ranked among the 25 best maker cities in the US.

    Popular Mechanics 2019
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennessee—is ranked number 57 in the best 100 places to live in the US.

    Livability.com 2019
  • UT is listed among the 300 Best College Values in the nation.

    Kiplinger 2018
  • A record number of donors, 61.6 percent of our faculty and staff, made donations to UT’s Big Orange Family Campaign.

    University Advancement 2010
  • Our Biosystems Engineering graduate program, run by the Herbert College of Agriculture, ranks 25th among public institutions and 26th in the nation.

    US News and World Report 2020
  • Four of our students won Boren Scholarships for intensive language study and research in Brazil, Tanzania, and Jordan.

    Boren Awards 2018
  • The Vols Spirit Program’s cheer, dance, and mascot teams all finished in the nation’s top-five at the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.

    Universal Cheerleading Association and Universal Dance Association 2019
  • UT has one of only 13 academic theatres nationwide with membership in the League of Resident Theatres, and the Clarence Brown Theatre Company is fully integrated into the Department of Theatre’s curriculum.

    Department of Theatre 2018
  • The UT College of Law’s Clinical Training program is ranked 10th among public institutions and 19th in the nation.

    US News and World Report 2020
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