About The University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1883, The University of Texas at Austin. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 40,168 full time undergraduate students, and 11,163 full time graduate students.

The The University of Texas at Austin Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 2714 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at The University of Texas at Austin include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate40%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1140-1410
ACT Range26-32

Admissions at UT are considered More Selective, with ,403% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 91% were in the top quarter, and 73% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at The University of Texas at Austin.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
42%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
60%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
28%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
93%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
16%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
13%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
45%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
36%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
8%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
42%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
13%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
11%
“I only go out in groups”
60%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
28%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
93%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
21%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
16%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
8%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
1%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
13%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
45%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
6%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
36%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

The University of Texas at Austin REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    560 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    472 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    614 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    626 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    626 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    624 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    628 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    628 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of The University of Texas at Austin?

334 Students rated The University of Texas at Austin

Sarai - 06/30/2022

I'm honored to be a student at the University of Texas. Throughout my four years I have learned and experienced so many new things that have build me as a person. There are so many clubs and activities that create a space for everyone which is the best part about college aside from the great classes that they provide.

Naomi - 05/03/2022

I started going to The University of Texas at Austin my sophomore year of college because I transferred. So far my experience has been great. I learn a lot from important professors who have had experience in their field. Overall, the university is great but it can be expensive since it is in the city.

Ngozi - 02/21/2022

The University of Texas at Austin is a very beautiful campus and I love how much pride the student body, faculty and professors have in their school, I felt it almost immediately I stepped on campus. They have great resources and educational programs to offer to students in all areas of study and are dedicated to inspiring young minds to invoke change wherever they go.

brie - 09/29/2021

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The University of Texas at Austin FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at The University of Texas at Austin?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for The University of Texas at Austin is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The best advice I would provide to prospetive college students is to never limit yourself and plan an elaborate academic and career path that is permanent. I used to be the student who thought it would be ridiculous to change majors. In fact, I had gone most of my years in one track. Yet, I ended up changing my major multiple times until I found the one I am passionate about. I would advise students to be open-minded to unexpected changes and find what you are truly passionate about, because you will be going off to a career that you will be doing for a long time. Thus, a great way to think about college is to experiment with various careers/majors, and find one that fits you most to the point you would be willing to do it for free.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    There's a huge variety of people who go to this school and they all have something interesting to offer.

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  4. What are the academics like at your school?

    A lot of people get turned off by the fact that UT is such a large school. They feel as though they won't get the one-on-one attention that they want, but UT is just like any other school, if you seek out help then it will definitely be available. A lot of your classes will be about 30 people or less, so not only do you build relationships with your fellow classmates but also with your professors as well. The really cool thing is that the professors love it when you go to office hours or introduce yourselves to them. And it's helpful to you as well, because many of the professors are experts in their field and even write their own books that you use in class. They're great resources especially when it comes to finding jobs or internships because they can usually introduce you to someone in the field. Another great thing about UT is our Career Services Center, which is one of the best one's in the country. Each of our colleges has one and they have counselors who help you write cover letters and resumés, as well as look for internships and jobs post-graduation. UT really works to take care of their students. UT is often considered a public Ivy League, and that is very much so a true statement. A lot of students will ask what an easy class is to take and get an A in, and you can ask any student here and they will tell you that no classes like that exist. Every class here will challenge you to not just memorize information, but truly learn it and apply it either through class experiments or semester long projects, that the McCombs school of business hosts every year. Academics are very much the most important aspect of the University of Texas at Austin.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about UT is the people! There are so many people from all different walks of life and it's great to learn about different cultures. One thing I would change or get rid of would be the PTS (Parking and Transportation Services). It is pretty much an accepted fact that you will get at least one ticket a year if not a semester. It gets pretty annoying because sometimes you will only be a minute past your metered parking time and you will already have a ticket waiting for you when you get back. UT is definitely a college town. Every one that lives in Austin either goes to UT, went to UT, or is just a hardcore UT fan. We bleed burnt orange, and Longhorn flags can be found at just about every corner. There's definitely a lot of school pride!

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  6. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Having gone to a very conservative, Christian high school, I was always told that UT was a school comprised primarily of crazy liberals and "hippies", with few "normal" kids.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Located in the state's capital. Large university in a small city that draws a diverse population. Nationally known school with strong programs.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Granted we are a large school and there are plenty or parties to attend, it's not the only thing to do. The great thing about UT is that it's located in the heart of Texas, Austin!! Austin is known by many as the live music capitol of the world. So if you wanted to, you could go to a concert every week, or even every night. We also have over 900+ very active organizations who are always putting on events and forums. So if partying is your thing than it is available, but if it's not, then you definitely will not feel left out because there are so many other things to do. As far as class size, yes some of our introductory classes are large, that is the same for most universities. After those classes, however, the number of students in a class drops significantly. Many of your classes will have on average 30 people or less, once you get into those classes that deal with your major, as well as your maths, rhetorics, and foreign languages.

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  9. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I consider the worst thing about my school is the social life. Many are involved or want to be involved in the "crowd." It leaves students debating whether to keep studying or to go out and have a good time with friends. Although night life is a blast, many boast over going out and partying. Those who are studying see this and can easily get pressured into leaving their work behind for some relief of stress from school.

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  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Fraternities and Sororities

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The Best.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Because it is so big, there are a lot of resources at your disposal. It's great for, say, film studies, because they can afford the high tech equipment.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    People attending The University of Texas at Austin should be very open-minded to various cultures and viewpoints. There are many driven, goal-oriented people at UT, but also like to have a lot of fun. Thus, the mentality of work hard, play hard really applies to this school. The Longhorns have a huge school spirit, which is attributed to having one of the top sports programs in the nation. Also, since it is a big campus, students should be willing to be social and meet other people through various groups (social, academic, political, etc.).

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is not independent, motivated, and self-reliant should not attend the University of Texas at Austin. This is big school in a big city, with lots of huge lecture classes for the roughly 40,000 undergraduates that attend it at any time. It's easy to get lost in the crowd and fall behind.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about The University of Texas at Austin is how big the campus is! It is inevitable that I have at least two classes back to back that are on opposite sides of the campus. I realize that I am in charge of making my schedule but sometimes, you don't have that many options. Since adding an in-campus shuttle system is not feasible, I think that giving the students a few more minutes in between classes is the best solution to this issue.

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  16. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    the amount of credit you can get by exam

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    We have the greatest combination of all resources: great town, great culture, great traditions, great environmental surroundings and a great reputation. UT Austin gives you the best "big university" experience in texas.

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  18. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    UT-Austin is definitely best known for its athletic program, most notably football. The #2 ranked Longhorns will be playing in the BCS Championship game against #1 ranked Alabama, so that sure would be one of the most intense games all Texas students will be watching. UT may be known as a party school, but it is also considered one of the top public academic institutions. Various colleges, such as the McCombs School of Business and the Cockrell School of Engineering, are one of the top programs in the nation.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    As far as a single stereotype that defines the entire University of Texas at Austin student population? I don't think there could be one. There are far too many (50,000+) students for one stereotype to define all of them. Stereotypes perpetuate college life. It really depends on what organizations, specifically Greek life, that you partake in. People who partake in Greek life often get stereotyped as putting partying and having a good time before their schoolwork. While this is not the case for all of them, many students who exist outside of the Greek circle tend to believe the stereotype.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Right after the win, the small amount of Longhorn fans who were able to make it to the New York game sing "The Eyes of Texas."

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    Interviews with some students at Kinsolving Dining Hall

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

40,168

Total Undergrad Enrollment

11,163

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

88%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

900

Student Organizations

37

Fraternities

28

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

16%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
21%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
23%
% White or Caucasian
42%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

60% of students attending The University of Texas at Austin receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 39% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$35,682

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$662

Books and Supplies

$10,070

Room and Board

46,414

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,434
$30 - $48K
$13,889
$48 - $75K
$16,718
$75 - $110K
$22,554
$110K & UP
$25,077

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