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We Are Awesome

Here is why.

  • The US Department of State selected UT to host a Diplomacy Lab focused on health-care policy research in the Americas.

    U.S. Department of State 2019
  • Over the past 35 years, 10 UT graduates have advanced the American space program as NASA astronauts.

    NASA 2017
  • 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
  • UT is home to one of the best competitive college debate teams in the US. Our Tennessee Speech and Debate Society has won 5 national team titles.

    College of Arts and Sciences 2019
  • 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
  • Two College of Law students spent their final week of law school arguing a case before the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.

    College of Law 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
  • The UT College of Nursing is the first-ever standalone nursing program to be accredited in both teaching and research.

    College of Nursing 2019
  • UT’s relationship with Oak Ridge National Laboratory yields world-leading expertise in high-performance computing, materials research, and nanotechnology.

    Office of the System President
  • UT has the only Peace Corps office in the state of Tennessee.

    Peace Corps 2019
  • 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 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
  • UT’s most impressive research year on record includes projects to advance hypersonic vehicle development, further local STEM education, and study Antarctica to better understand Mars.

    Office of Research and Engagement 2018
  • The list of most cited researchers in the world includes three of our professors, two governor’s chairs, and three researchers with the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center.

    Clarivate Analytics 2018