The University of Texas at Austin (UT)

Austin, TX

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Architectural History and Criticism
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Composition
English Language and Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Middle, Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Arabic, Hebrew, Amharic)
Music Performance
Music Technology and Audio Production
Music Theory and Composition
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Other Business/Managerial Operations

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Design & Visual Communications
Other Graphic Communications
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television


Major Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Apparel and Textiles
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
International Public Health/International Health
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International/Global Studies
Marine Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)

Library Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Computational Mathematics
Computational and Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Educational Psychology
Ethnic Studies
European Studies/Civilization
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences

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UT Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 16 Reviews

69% of students gave The University of Texas at Austin 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Freshmen courses at UT are rigorous and just simply huge. Of course, everything depends on what you study. However, everyone has very similar cores to complete and that includes 50,000 + other students. Therefore, as undergrads, please keep in mind that your professors will have TAs and they will most likely not know your name. You will be in a class of 200 or more and your tests will be mass graded. As such, keep up with your deadlines and speed of the course, you are very much on your own. As you progress through your studies, you will learn that your classes slowly shrink, workload increases, and professors learn your name. If you want that close professor-student relationship, then you have to cultivate it yourself by going to office hours. GO TO OFFICE HOURS! I can not stress that enough- it helps everyone involved. In terms of graduate school, your classes are smaller (40) and you have a huge workload and great professors that are there for you if you want them to be. They tend to learn your names so its a great way to talk to someone whos actually been in the industry and help guide you down the right track and courses. They are great courses that are 100% applicable to your professional life.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1961

Academics Rating

The professors are world renown. The university also houses the presidential library of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, Student life is varied and full of sports, arts, and entertainment from all walks of life.

UT Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 3.10
Retention Rate 93%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and July.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Washington, DC internship program. Los Angeles semester.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Pharmacy

Class Sizes at The University of Texas at Austin

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 15%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 41%
  • 100+ Students: 10%
Fewer than 20 Students 34%
50 - 100 Students 15%
20 - 49 Students 41%
100+ Students 10%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 69
  • Unknown and Other: 17
  • Latino: 5
  • Asian: 4
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 69
Unknown and Other 17
Latino 5
Asian 4
African American 3

Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin

Total Faculty 3,034
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 13,935
Male Faculty 1,875
Part-Time Professors 6,989
Women Faculty 1,159

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