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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

  • 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
  • A student in our Institute of Agriculture won the nationally competitive Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship supporting the protection of U.S. wilderness areas.

    The Wilderness Society 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
  • Our College of Nursing’s doctoral program in nursing practice is ranked 27th among public institutions and 38th in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • Our Volunteer athletes and alumni have won 39 gold medals in the Olympic games.

    UT Athletics
  • UT’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory yields world-leading expertise in high-performance computing, materials research, and nanotechnology.

    Office of the System President
  • 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
  • UT is home to more than 80 research centers and institutes that expand and deepen understanding of our world and ourselves.

    Office of Research and Engagement 2019
  • A combination of 9 UT students and alumni have earned Rhodes Scholarships for scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others, and leadership potential.

    The Rhodes Trust 2020
  • The School of Architecture’s undergraduate architecture program ranked 15th among all public universities.

    DesignIntelligence 2019
  • UT teams have won a total of 196 SEC championship titles.

    Southeastern Conference 2018
  • UT awarded 713 study abroad scholarships totaling $630,750 for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Center for International Education 2019
  • For the third year in a row, UT received the state of Tennessee’s highest possible rating for teacher preparation.

    Teacher Preparation Report Card 2020
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