The Volunteer was adopted as the University of Tennessee’s official symbol in 1932
Ayers Hall, named for the University of Tennessee’s 12th President, was constructed in 1921
John C. Hodges library is the central library for the University of Tennessee
Points of Pride
Tennessee is ranked No. 1 in the nation by the Environmental Protection Agency for green power consumption by a university.
Tennessee law students demonstrated true Volunteer spirit during the 2015–2016 year, performing a record 10,057 hours of pro bono service for charitable and nonprofit organizations.
Tennessee's graduate programs in supply chain management, nuclear engineering, printmaking, and legal training and writing, are in the top 10 among all public U.S. universities.
Tennessee's unique collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory drives global improvements in advanced materials, energy, nuclear science, and supercomputing.
Ninety-three percent of Tennessee undergraduate students receive financial aid or scholarships and almost a third receive Pell Grants. Nearly half of UT students graduate debt free.