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UT is ranked 52nd among all public universities in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

The Aerospace Engineering program graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 27th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

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

UT is ranked 18th in the list of the nation’s top 25 best green colleges.

College Consensus 2018

Our home cityKnoxville, Tennessee—is ranked number 61 in the best 100 places to live in the US.

US News and World Report 2017

A record number of donors, 59 percent of our faculty and staff, made donations to UT’s Big Orange Family Campaign.

University Advancement 2018

Our Biomedical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 49th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Biosystems Engineering graduate program, a collaboration between the Tickle College of Engineering and the UT Institute of Agriculture, ranks 22nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our nationally ranked Business Analytics graduate program in the Haslam College of Business was recognized for its innovative curriculum with the UPS George D. Smith Prize.

INFORMS 2018

UT’s Chemical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 39th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Civil Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of the Engineering is ranked 43rd among public universities.

US News and World Report 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

Our College of Law’s Clinical Training program ranks 9th among public institutions and 20th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

At 94 percent, our College of Law’s 2017 graduate employment rate is far above the national average of 75.3 percent.

American Bar Association 2018

Our College of Law is ranked 34th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

The College of Social Work’s online master’s program in social work is ranked 2nd in the nation.

Social Work Degree Guide 2018

The Computer Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 32nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Thanks to the generosity of more than 46,000 donors, UT has achieved the best fundraising year ever, raising more than $235 million for the fiscal year.

University Advancement 2018

Donors to UT contributed more than $42 million for merit and need-based undergraduate scholarships during 2017-18.

Alumni Affairs and Development 2018

Our Earth Sciences program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 38th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

An economics professor at UT’s Institute of Agriculture is part of a national think tank that helps incorporate economic principles into decision making.

Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics 2018

Our College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences offers two graduate programs in educational technology that are ranked in the nation’s top 40.

Best Education Degrees 2018

A hydraulic engineering professor won the Hans Albert Einstein award for developing a way for researchers to see underwater sediment and predict its likelihood for mobility.

American Society of Civil Engineers 2018

UT’s Electrical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 35th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

A professor in our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering won the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award for his efforts related to controlling air pollution.

Air and Waste Management Association 2018

The Executive MBA program in our Haslam College of Business ranks 7th among public universities nationwide.

The Economist 2018

93% of entering UT freshmen — and 89% of all undergraduates — received financial aid and scholarships from federal, state, and private sources.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 2017-18

The School of Art’s graduate printmaking program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 2nd in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences ranks 48th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The graduate Supply Chain Management program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked 7th among public institutions and 10th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

UT partners with the nation’s most visited and bio-diverse national park, Great Smoky Mountains, to provide essential research and service-learning opportunities.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Haslam College of Business graduate program is ranked 22nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The Haslam College of Business is ranked 26th among all public universities and 54th in the nation.

Bloomberg Businessweek 2018

UT’s Industrial Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 34th among all public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeranks 4th in the list of the 10 best US mountain bike towns with the lowest cost of living.

Singletracks.com 2018

Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeis ranked 65th on the list of 125 best US cities for retirement.

US News and World Report 2018

UT Libraries rank 23rd on the Association of Research Libraries list of all US public university research libraries.

Association of Research Libraries 2017

For the past three consecutive years, UT has kept our undergraduate tuition increase at or below 3 percent.

Office of the System President 2018

The School of Art’s master of fine arts (MFA) program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 15th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Materials Science graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 38th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture received an award of excellence for its special exhibition Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age.

Tennessee Association of Museums 2018

Our Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 40th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

National rankings of “most hired from” architecture programs include all three schools in UT’s College of Architecture and Design.

DesignIntelligence 2019

UT has won 23 team national championships all time including: women’s basketball, football, track and field, and swimming and diving.

UT Athletics 2018

Alumnus James M. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986.

Nobel Prize

The Department of Nuclear Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering graduated more PhD students than any other nuclear engineering department in the country.

American Society for Engineering Education 2018

The Nuclear Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 7th among public institutions and 8th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

For the second year in a row, our Department of Nuclear Engineering, in the Tickle College of Engineering, has the most PhD students in US history.

American Society for Engineering Education 2018

The College of Nursing graduate program is ranked 40th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our online graduate engineering programs in the Tickle College of Engineering are ranked 42nd in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

One of the nation’s oldest collegiate band programs, UT’s Pride of the Southland Band has represented Tennessee in 15 presidential inaugurations dating back to 1965.

School of Music 2016

Eight Pulitzer Prize winning writers have connections to UT. Their work includes public service, reporting, play writing, fiction, scientific research, and history.

Pulitizer Prize

Our Information Sciences graduate program in the College of Communication and Information is ranked 14th among public schools and 17th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

UT teams have won a total of 196 SEC championship titles.

Southeastern Conference 2018

The College of Social Work graduate program is ranked 25th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our College of Social Work master’s degree program is ranked 50th in the nation.

College Choice 2018

Our sport management master’s degree program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Science is ranked 12th in the nation.

College Choice 2018

The supply chain faculty in our Haslam College of Business earned the top ranking in the world for research productivity.

Transportation Journal 2018

UT received the state of Tennessee’s highest possible rating for teacher preparation.

Teacher Preparation Report Card 2018

Our TransSCEnD — Transfer Success Co-Design in Engineering Disciplines — program for community college students who transfer to UT received a $1 million grant.

National Science Foundation 2018

Our Department of Theatre’s Master of Fine Arts program is ranked 16th among the 25 best drama schools for an acting degree, a four spot climb from the previous year.

Hollywood Reporter 2018

The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is ranked 29th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

For the second year in a row, UT is ranked number one in the nation on the EPA’s list of the largest green power users among higher education institutions within its Green Power Partnership.

US Environmental Protection Agency 2018

The undergraduate accounting program in the Haslam College of Business ranks 26th among public schools and 56th nationally.

US News and World Report 2019

The undergraduate Supply Chain Management program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked 5th among public universities and 6th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

A College of Social Work program received a $2.8 million grant to help improve veterinary care access for underserved families.

Maddie's Fund 2018

A veterinary professor’s work developing a vaccine for dog infections earned the national Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education.

American College of Veterinary Dermatology 2018

UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine, housed within the Institute of Agriculture, is ranked 19th among public universities and 21st in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

The nation’s first and only wildlife and fisheries major concentration to be accredited by a professional organization is in our Herbert College of Agriculture.

Society of American Foresters 2018

WUOT, our public radio station, won first-place Golden Press Card awards for best radio news anchor and documentary/public affairs programming.

Office of Communications and Marketing 2018