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

US News and World Report 2017

Two students in our College of Architecture and Design won Gensler Scholarships, as well as internships with the global architecture, design, and planning firm.

College of Architecture and Design 2017

The aerospace engineering program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 25th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

More than 75% of our graduates are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Center for Career Development 2016

Two professors earned a national design award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for their work with students and community members on the Beardsley Farm Education Center.

College of Architecture and Design 2017

UT is ranked 49th in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the Top 100 Best College Values.

Kiplinger 2017

UT is ranked 31st among all public universities and 66th in the nation in the best colleges for veterans.

US News and World Report 2017

UT is listed in The Best 381 Colleges and in Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

Princeton Review 2017

The UT College of Law is ranked among the top 20 best value law schools in the nation.

National Jurist magazine 2016

Biosystems engineering, a collaboration between the Tickle College of Engineering and the UT Institute of Agriculture, ranks 21st among public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

The UT cheerleaders, dance team, and mascot all placed in the top 10 in their divisions during the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association College National Championships.

UT Athletics Department 2017

Our College of Law is ranked 31st among public institutions.

US News and World Report 2018

The Computer Engineering program in the Tickle College of Engineering is ranked 28th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

Construction projects at the Tickle Engineering Building, the Engineering Quad, the Strong Hall Science Laboratory Facility, and Stokely Residence Hall were named examples of best designs among colleges and universities.

American School and University magazine 2016

The Design/Build program in our College of Architecture and Design was named one of the top 7 in the country.

Study Architecture 2016

Our Dairy Products Evaluation Team won first place at the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation contest, and our students claimed the top awards for undergraduates and for graduate students.

UT Institute of Agriculture 2017

More than 43,000 donors and philanthropic investors supported UT in fiscal year 2016, an increase of over 10,000 donors in the past three years.

Alumni Affairs and Development 2016

Among UT undergraduates:

  • 93% receive financial aid or scholarships
  • 31% receive Pell Grants
  • 48% graduate debt free

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 2016

Less than a year after she graduated, a UT alumna was named to the Gates Cambridge Scholars program to continue the Alzheimer’s Disease research she began as an undergraduate.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships 2017

Goldwater Scholarships were awarded to 3 students whose research interests span neuroscience, mental health, mathematics, and chemical, biomolecular, and electrical engineering.

Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships 2017

The David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences ranks 47th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

In 2015-16, 518 graduate students were awarded $249,310 to conduct research or attend conferences through the SGA travel fund.

Division of Student Life 2016

UT is listed in the Guide to 361 Green Colleges.

Princeton Review 2017

The Haslam College of Business graduate program is ranked 29th among public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

The Haslam College of Business undergraduate program is ranked 13th in the nation among public universities.

Poets&Quants 2016

The UT Research Foundation paid $1.2 million to UT inventors over the past year.

Office of the System President 2016

More than 600 employers attend UT job fairs each year.

Center for Career Development 2016

The largest attendance at an American football game was when 130,045 fans watched the Vols defeat Virginia Tech 45-24 at the Battle at Bristol on September 10, 2016.

Guiness World Records 2016

UT Law students performed 10,057 hours of pro bono service for charitable and nonprofit organizations over the 2015-16 year.

College of Law 2016

The Center for Leadership and Service tracked more than 65,000 student service hours over the past three years.

Center for Leadership and Service 2016

We offer 22 Living and Learning Communities through our residence halls, engaging more than 20 percent of on-campus residents.

University Housing 2017

UT was named a military friendly school.

Victory Media 2016

A team led by UT researchers is 1 of 5 selected by NASA as part of an overall investment of nearly $50 million to lead the next aviation revolution.

College of Engineering 2017

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

UT Athletics Department 2016

Our associate vice chancellor for research received the National Role Model Administrator Award in Higher Education for his work with campus diversity and research among underserved populations.

Minority Access Inc. 2016

UT has invested nearly $1.4 billion in the last three years to renovate and build new facilities and beautify campus.

Office of the Chancellor 2016

Two of our alumni have won the Nobel Prize in their field: one for economic science and one for medicine.

University Libraries 2016

Three of our students were selected for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Graduate Fellowship Program, one of the most exclusive paths afforded to budding nuclear engineers.

Department of Nuclear Engineering 2017

The College of Nursing graduate program is ranked 30th among all public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

One of the nation’s oldest collegiate band programs, the 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, novel writing, scientific research, and history.

University Libraries 2016

UT has diverted more than 2 million plastic bottles from landfills thanks to faculty, staff, and students recycling plastic bottles or choosing reusable bottles.

Office of Sustainability 2016

Our School of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Design is ranked 10th among public universities in the US.

Design Futures Council 2017

Our School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information is ranked 17th in the nation among all public and private universities.

US News and World Report 2017

UT teams have won a total of 190 SEC championship titles.

Southeastern Conference 2016

99 Division of Student Life staff are members of professional organizations.

Division of Student Life 2016

Since 2011, 25 new startup companies based on UT technology have been established in Tennessee.

Office of the System President 2016

Fifty-one student organizations received recognition from regional, national, or international sources.

Center for Student Engagement 2016

The McClung Museum of Nature History and Culture’s curator of education received the Emerging Museum Professional Award.

Tennessee Association of Museums 2017

Over the past year, UT Research Foundation-based companies raised $54 million in outside venture-type capital in Tennessee.

Office of the System President 2016

The Tickle College of Engineering graduate program is ranked 33rd among public universities.

US News and World Report 2018

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 2016

Over 97 percent of UT graduates teaching in Tennessee public schools in 2014–15 earned a rating of 3 or higher out of 5 on the Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model.

Teacher Preparation Report Card 2016

UT is home to a state-of-the-art laboratory for tree-ring research and the second largest library on dendrochronology in the world.

Department of Geography 2017

A recent graduate of our Department of Philosophy was named a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program, which recognizes original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

Undergraduate Awards 2016

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 2017

UT Libraries rank third in the SEC and in the top 25 of all public research university libraries.

Association of Research Libraries 2015

Our students are from all 95 Tennessee counties, all 50 states, and 100+ countries.

Office of Enrollment Management 2016

WUOT, the public radio station licensed to UT, won 2 Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards for a new series and for excellence in writing.

Office of Communications and Marketing 2017

WUTK 90.3 The Rock, UT’s nonprofit, student-run radio station, ranks sixth in the Top 10 College Campus Radio Stations.

Value Colleges 2016