Join us on our journey to the Top 25
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has set its sights on an ambitious goal. UT currently ranks 46th among America's best public colleges and universities. Our aspiration is to join the top 25.
Twenty-five is not just a number in a strategic plan. It represents astounding academic achievement, a commitment to graduating outstanding young men and women, excellence in research, and life-altering positive change for our students, their families, and the people of Tennessee.
No aspect of daily life in this state goes unaffected by the work being done here at UT. Along with improving the quality of education for the next generation of Tennessee citizens and workers, the journey to the top 25 will create new economic opportunities, it will expand access to higher education, and it will share the multifaceted benefits--along with the simple pleasures--of intellectual discovery.
Top 25 Students
Our students are arriving on campus prepared for this journey. In fact, our most recent freshman classes have entered with higher average ACT scores than those at many peer institutions. In other words, we already have top 25 students. Now, we need to provide them with a top 25 educational experience.
The Class of 2016 arrived with an average ACT score of 27 and average GPA of 3.89. Read more »
The challenge is figuring out how to do more with less. Since 2009, UT has experienced a 30% decrease in its recurring, base allocations from the state. This year, as America celebrates the 150th anniversary of land-grant universities, Tennessee's flagship campus will receive $60 million less from the state than it received just three years ago. As a result, the most immediate goals of this journey--recruiting and retaining top faculty, increasing need- and merit-based scholarships, and funding graduate student fellowships--simply cannot be achieved without private gift support.
Please join us on this journey. Alumni and friends are UT's most important advocates. Your first-hand experiences give you a unique authority each time you share the message of how remarkable a university your alma mater is. And it's only getting better. Our students and faculty are scholars worthy of your investments, and a gift of any size truly makes a difference. Please consider making a gift to the area of your choice.
Soon, your UT diploma will be from a top 25 university. Learn more about UT Knoxville's journey »
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Knoxville, TN 37996
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