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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

  • A selection by the Center for First-generation Student Success honors UT as a First Forward institution that receives professional development and community-building experiences.

    Center for First-generation Student Success 2019
  • Our 20 Gilman Scholarship winners earned opportunities to study in Tanzania, Morocco, Japan, and Ireland.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 2020
  • The School of Art’s graduate printmaking program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 4th in the nation and 3rd among public universities.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • The graduate Supply Chain Management program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked 3rd among public institutions and 4th in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • 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 23rd among public universities.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • The Haslam College of Business undergraduate program is ranked 28th among public schools and 44th nationally.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeis ranked 48th on the list of 100 best US cities for retirement.

    U.S. News and World Report 2019
  • For the second consecutive year, UT Libraries rank 23rd among all U.S. public university research libraries.

    Association of Research Libraries 2019
  • The School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 22nd among public universities and 42nd in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • Our Materials Science and Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 31st among public institutions.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • UT’s first Mitchell Scholar will pursue a master’s degree in inclusion and special educational needs at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

    US-Ireland Alliance 2020
  • Four faculty members from the College of Architecture and Design have been chosen among the country’s most admired architecture educators in the past 7 years.

    DesignIntelligence 2019
  • Three schools in the College of Architecture and Design are in the country’s top 10 most-hired-from rankings.

    DesignIntelligence 2019
  • UT student entrepreneurs won the US Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Achievement Award for their business providing campsite set-ups.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2019
  • UT has won 23 team national championships all time including: women’s basketball, football, track and field, and swimming and diving.

    UT Athletics 2019
  • UT Extension’s interim assistant dean was honored with the National Excellence in Extension Award.

    USDA 2019
  • The discovery of a new element named Tennessine is the result of a research collaboration involving UT researchers.

    International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry 2016
  • Alumnus James M. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986.

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

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
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