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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 ranked in the top 100 of the best value colleges in the U.S.

    U.S. News and World Report 2019
  • 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
  • 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 leads the country in Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research awards.

    Department of Energy 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
  • 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
  • Our home cityKnoxville, Tennesseeis ranked 13th on the list of 150 best U.S. cities for retirement.

    U.S. News and World Report 2020
  • Our College of Law is ranked 19th among public institutions in the U.S. for graduates finding employment.

    Above the Law 2020
  • UT has won 23 team national championships all time including: women’s basketball, football, track and field, and swimming and diving.

    UT Athletics 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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