The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

Austin, TX

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The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin Student Essentials

The University of Texas at Austin Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Bevo (Longhorn Steer)
Nicknames: UT Austin, UT, Texas
Website: www.utexas.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,790
Out-of-State Tuition: $33,128
Retention Rate: 93%
Enrollment: 55,469
Year Established: 1883

About UT

University of Texas at Austin is not only highly regarded for many of its numerous undergraduate and graduate programs. It’s also located in one of the trendiest small cities in the United States, offering much in the way of culture and entertainment.

Since the academics at UT Austin are so comprehensive, there are many programs and degree offerings to be found at UT. With approximately 17 schools, programs include everything from professional studies like Architecture, Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Psychology, Public Affairs and Social Work to more scholastic fields like African Diaspora Studies, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies.

There are also performing and fine arts offerings such as the master’s degrees in Creative Writing and Theatre, which are some of the highest-ranked in the country.

To make its superior educational opportunities available to as many as possible, UT Austin also has a center for innovative and continuing education, allowing students who would otherwise not be able to receive a degree to attend UT Austin.

UT Austin’s areas of study don’t just exist within the context of classes either. Numerous research centers and institutes exist in numerous departments with UT Austin’s faculty not only being some of the top researchers, but well-known authors as well.

UT Austin’s student life exists both on and off campus. On-campus activities include a full range of performing arts events, academic lectures and academic, political and special interest clubs.

Off campus, one can find the many music concerts and festivals for which Austin is known, as well as improv.comedy, live theatre and film festivals, all of which abound in Austin.

Admission to UT is competitive, particularly at the graduate level. Undergraduate students are evaluated in terms of their academic performance, extracurricular activities and writing proficiency among other things.

At the graduate level, a certain number of students may receive financial aid in the form of assistantships or fellowships. At the undergraduate level there are loans, grants and scholarships. Tuition is also much lower for state residents since UT is a state school.

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UT Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 16 Reviews

81% of students gave The University of Texas at Austin 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

UT is a great school for both undergraduate and graduate students. However, its research rich background greatly enhances the graduate experience just because you get to delve into your desired field with experts in the subject. Generally speaking, it is far more experience based and the university pushes you to think about your future rather than contemplate theories. As an undergraduate film major, this was crucial to me and I was thankful that we had such top notch facilities to work with real world studios. This helps you land jobs and internships because you already have real world experience! In addition, anyone can find their niche through the multitude of clubs and various memberships available on campus. In addition UT is full of fun traditions which creates a sense of unity to the huge campus and diverse interests. As a general tip for all prospective students: do well your freshman year because your GPA will be hard to get back up otherwise. Also, take part in the Business Certificate program if you are not in the business school- its a great way to add a little umph to your resume and basic knowledge about business and how it all works.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1961

Overall Rating

The U. of Texas has a very high academic requirement. All students must have graduated in the top 8% of their high school class. Therefore everything is of the highest standard. It is the second wealthiest university in America.


UT Map & Location

The University of Texas at Austin
2400 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712


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Getting Around UT

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Austin, TX

Winter
Dec
63
42
Jan
62
41
Feb
65
45
Spring
Mar
72
51
Apr
80
59
May
87
67
Summer
Jun
92
72
Jul
96
74
Aug
97
75
Fall
Sep
91
69
Oct
82
61
Nov
72
51

UT Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 41,565
Freshman Class 7,867
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 55,469

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 21%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 53%
  • Asian: 18%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 21%
African American 5%
Caucasian 53%
Asian 18%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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