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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

  • Five students have been named Goldwater Scholars, ranking the University of Tennessee first in the country for the prestigious award.

    Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation 2020
  • Our 20 Gilman Scholarship winners earned opportunities to study in Tanzania, Morocco, Japan, and Ireland.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 2020
  • UT has won 23 team national championships all time including: women’s basketball, football, track and field, and swimming and diving.

    UT Athletics 2019
  • Alumnus James M. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986.

    Nobel Prize
  • Our Volunteer athletes and alumni have won 39 gold medals in the Olympic games.

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

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

    Southeastern Conference 2018
  • For the second straight year, a combination of 17 UT students and alumni received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards to study and teach in cities around the globe.

    Fulbright US Student Program 2020
  • UT is one of the nation’s top-producing campuses for 2019-20 student Fulbrights. Our university ranks 7th among public research universities and 1st in the SEC.

    US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs 2020
  • A total of 4,223 UT Volunteers broke the world’s record for the largest human letter by forming a giant power T on the field at Neyland Stadium on March 29, 2017.

    Guiness World Records