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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
  • Two of our students won Boren Scholarships for intensive language study and research in Taiwan and Belarus.

    Boren Awards 2019
  • Four of our students were selected as Critical Language Scholars. Their studies include Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.

    Critical Language Scholarship Program 2019
  • A Haslam Scholar majoring in sociology was selected for the Fulbright UK Summer Institute at the University of Bristol.

    Fulbright UK Summer Institutes 2019
  • Our four Gilman Scholarship winners earned opportunities to study in Tanzania, Morocco, Japan, and Ireland.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Four recent graduates and one current student from UT were named winners in the Global Undergraduate Awards competition.

    Global Undergraduate Awards 2019
  • 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