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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 Department of Theatre’s Master of Fine Arts program is ranked 8th among the 25 best drama schools in the world for an acting degree.

Hollywood Reporter 2020
  • 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 Department of Theatre’s Master of Fine Arts program is ranked 8th among the 25 best drama schools in the world for an acting degree.

    Hollywood Reporter 2020
  • The Aerospace Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 28th among public universities.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • 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 is ranked in the top 100 of the best value colleges in the U.S.

    U.S. News and World Report 2019
  • UT is ranked 48th among public schools on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • For the second year in a row, Forbes listed UT among the best employers in the state of Tennessee.

    Forbes 2020
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennessee—is ranked 46th in the best 150 places to live in the U.S.

    U.S. News and World Report 2020
  • Our Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science graduate program, run by the Herbert College of Agriculture, ranks 22nd among public institutions and 23rd in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • 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
  • The UT College of Law’s Clinical Training program is ranked 8th among public institutions and 17th in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • Our College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences graduate program is ranked 47th among all public institutions.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • The UT College of Law is ranked 36th among all public institutions.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • The Computer Engineering graduate program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 30th among public universities.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
  • UT leads the country in Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research awards.

    Department of Energy 2020
  • Thanks to more than 50,000 donors, UT provided over $319,000 for the Student Emergency Fund and exceeded the Join the Journey campaign’s $1.1 billion goal two years early.

    University Advancement 2020
  • 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
  • Our 20 Gilman Scholarship winners earned opportunities to study in Tanzania, Morocco, Japan, and Ireland.

    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program 2020
  • The School of Art’s graduate printmaking program in the College of Arts and Sciences is ranked 4th in the nation and 3rd among public universities.

    U.S. News and World Report 2021
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