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UT is ranked 46th among all public universities in the nation.

US News and World Report 2018

The Aerospace Engineering program graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 27th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

A community farm education center largely designed and constructed by students and faculty in our College of Architecture and Design earned the Brick in Architecture Gold Award.

Brick Industry Association 2017

UT is ranked 35th among all public universities on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans.

US News and World Report 2018

UT Medical Center is the number 2 ranked hospital in the state of Tennessee.

US News and World Report 2018

The Haslam College of Business ranks 26th nationwide for the best return on investment in business education among public universities.

Forbes 2017

Our home cityKnoxville, Tennessee—is ranked number 61 in the best 100 places to live in the US.

US News and World Report 2017

The Haslam College of Business is among the 30 best public business schools in the nation.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek 2017

UT is rated among the best undergraduate schools, for its “palpable community feel and family atmosphere that permeates the campus.”

Princeton Review 2017

Our Big Orange Family Campaign enjoyed a record number of faculty and staff donors with a 59 percent participation rate.

Office of the Chancellor 2018

Our Biomedical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 49th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Biosystems Engineering graduate program, a collaboration between the Tickle College of Engineering and the UT Institute of Agriculture, ranks 22nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The Business Analytics graduate program, in the Haslam College of Business, is ranked 22nd in the nation.

TFE Times 2017

Our nationally ranked Business Analytics graduate program in the Haslam College of Business was recognized for its innovative curriculum with the UPS George D. Smith Prize.

INFORMS 2018

UT’s Chemical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 39th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Civil Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of the Engineering is ranked 43rd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

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 2017

Our College of Law’s Clinical Training program ranks 9th among public institutions and 20th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

At 94 percent, our College of Law’s 2017 graduate employment rate is far above the national average of 75.3 percent.

American Bar Association 2018

Our College of Law is ranked 34th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

The College of Social Work’s online master’s program in social work is ranked 2nd in the nation.

Social Work Degree Guide 2018

The Computer Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 32nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

For the second year in a row, more than 43,000 donors and philanthropic investors supported UT. In all, the university received $155 million in gifts during the fiscal year.

Alumni Affairs and Development 2017

Donors to UT contributed close to $14.5 million for merit and need-based undergraduate scholarships during 2016-17.

Alumni Affairs and Development 2017

Our Earth Sciences program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 38th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

An economics professor at UT’s Institute of Agriculture is part of a national think tank that helps incorporate economic principles into national decision making.

Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economic 2018

Our master’s in educational technology program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is ranked 28th in the nation.

Best Education Degrees 2017

A hydraulic engineering professor won the Hans Albert Einstein award for developing a way for researchers to see underwater sediment and predict its likelihood for mobility.

American Society of Civil Engineers 2018

UT’s Electrical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 35th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

A professor in our Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering won the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award for his efforts related to controlling air pollution.

Air and Waste Management Association 2018

Our Facilities Services Complex, an adapted building that began as a century-old marble-processing plant, received an East Tennessee Preservation Award.

East Tennessee Preservation Alliance 2017

Among UT undergraduates, 89% receive financial aid or scholarships and 48% graduate debt free.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 2017

UT placed 2nd among 79 schools competing for recycling totals in the national GameDay Recycling Challenge.

Office of Sustainability 2016

The Haslam College of Business’ graduate accounting program is ranked 32nd in the nation and the undergraduate accounting program is ranked 34th.

Public Accounting Report 2017

The School of Art’s graduate printmaking program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 2nd in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences ranks 48th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The supply chain management graduate program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked 7th among public institutions and 10th in the nation.

US News and World Report 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

UT is listed in the Guide to 375 Green Colleges.

Princeton Review 2017

The Haslam College of Business graduate program is ranked 22nd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The Haslam College of Business is ranked 27th among all public universities and 45th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2018

UT’s Industrial Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 34th among all public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

Knoxville ranks 4th in the list of the 10 best US mountain bike towns with the lowest cost of living.

Singletracks.com 2018

Knoxville is ranked 65th on the list of 125 best US cities for retirement.

US News and World Report 2018

UT Law students performed 6,905 hours of pro bono service for charitable and nonprofit organizations over the 2016-17 year.

College of Law 2016

UT Libraries rank 25th among US public university research libraries and 3rd in the Southeastern Conference.

Association of Research Libraries 2017

We offer 24 Living and Learning Communities through our residence halls, engaging more than 15 percent of on-campus residents.

University Housing 2017

For the past three consecutive years, UT has kept our undergraduate tuition increase at or below 3 percent.

Office of the System President 2018

The School of Art’s master of fine arts (MFA) program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 15th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our Materials Science graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 38th among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2019

The full-time MBA program in our Haslam College of Business is ranked 29th among public institutions.

Poets and Quants 2017

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture received an award of excellence for its special exhibition Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age.

Tennessee Association of Museums 2018

Our Mechanical Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 40th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

UT has won 23 team national championships all time including: women’s basketball, football, track and field, and swimming and diving.

UT Athletics 2016

UT ranks 103rd out of more than 300 schools on the National Universities list, based on research emphasis and a full range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs.

US News and World Report 2018

UT has invested $1 billion in the last 4 years to renovate and build new facilities and beautify campus.

Facilities Services 2017

Alumnus James M. Buchanan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1986.

Nobel Prize

The Department of Nuclear Engineering, in the Tickle College of Engineering, graduated more PhD students than any other nuclear engineering department in the country.

American Society for Engineering Education 2018

The Nuclear Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 7th among public institutions and 8th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

For the second year in a row, our Department of Nuclear Engineering, in the Tickle College of Engineering, has the most PhD students in US history.

American Society for Engineering Education 2018

The College of Nursing graduate program is ranked 40th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our online graduate engineering programs in the Tickle College of Engineering are ranked 42nd in the nation.

US News and World Report 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

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

Pulitizer Prize

Our School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information is ranked 17th in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

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

Southeastern Conference 2017

UT is ranked 80th out of more than 200 schools on the list of the greenest colleges in the nation.

Sierra Club 2017

The College of Social Work graduate program is ranked 25th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

Our College of Social Work master’s degree program is ranked 50th in the nation.

College Choice 2018

Our sport management master’s degree program in the College of Education, Health, and Human Science is ranked 12th in the nation.

College Choice 2018

In 2016-17, a total of 5,503 students logged 70,614 service hours in 17 community engagement programs.

Division of Student Life 2017

The supply chain faculty in our Haslam College of Business earned the top ranking in the world for research productivity.

Transportation Journal 2018

71% of all departments at UT feature at least 1 sustainability course offering.

Office of Sustainability 2017

UT received the state of Tennessee’s highest possible rating for teacher preparation.

Teacher Preparation Report Card 2018

Our TransSCEnD — Transfer Success Co-Design in Engineering Disciplines — program for community college students who transfer to UT received a $1 million grant.

National Science Foundation 2018

Our Department of Theatre’s Master of Fine Arts program is ranked 16th among the 25 best drama schools for an acting degree, a four spot climb from the previous year.

Hollywood Reporter 2018

The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is ranked 29th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2019

The Tickle College of Engineering’s undergraduate program is ranked 34th among public schools and 61st nationally.

US News and World Report 2018

For the second year in a row, UT is ranked number one in the nation on the EPA’s list of the largest green power users among higher education institutions within its Green Power Partnership.

US Environmental Protection Agency 2018

The undergraduate Supply Chain Management program in the Haslam College of Business is ranked 2nd among all public universities and 3rd in the nation.

US News and World Report 2018

A veterinary professor’s work developing a vaccine for dog infections earned the national Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education.

American College of Veterinary Dermatology 2018

UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine, housed within the Institute of Agriculture, is ranked 21st in the nation.

US News and World Report 2019

The nation’s first and only wildlife and fisheries major concentration to be accredited by a professional organization is in our College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Society of American Foresters 2018

WUOT, our public radio station, won first-place Golden Press Card awards for best radio news anchor and documentary/public affairs programming.

Office of Communications and Marketing 2018

WUOT received the top international award in the small newsroom category for TruckBeat, a multimedia stories project about health disparities in East Tennessee.

Online News Association 2017