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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

  • Over the past 35 years, 10 UT graduates have advanced the American space program as NASA astronauts.

    NASA 2017
  • UT is a designated Bee Campus, part of a national effort among universities to raise awareness and provide new pollinator habitats.

    Bee Campus USA 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • UT is a designated Tree Campus, part of a national effort that honors universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging in conservation.

    Arbor Day Foundation 2019