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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
UT Austin is a highly rated public university located in Austin, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 37,740 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UT Austin acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Information Science. Graduating 83% of students, UT Austin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $46,000.
About University of Texas - Austin...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
Address
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712
Website
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University of Texas - Austin Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1220-1460
ACT Range
26-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,356/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,333/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,728/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,313/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,781/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.353 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.406 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.406 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
37,740Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,752
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 273 responses
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  • UNIQUE
    27%
  • Hardworking
    22%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Happy to be there
    15%
  • Rich and snobby or intelligent and hardworking
    8%
  • Confident
    3%
  • Hipsters
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.522 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.578 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 287 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    28%
  • Prestigous
    15%
  • Intelligent
    14%
  • Huge
    12%
  • Amazing
    11%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Hipster
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.245 responses
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University of Texas - Austin Reviews

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Best decision I've made in my life. I am a business honors student here at the University of Texas at Austin and I had choices among the best business schools in the nation: UMich, NYU, Indiana University, and Texas A&M. The student body is extremely smart and well-rounded. I highly doubt you would find this type of social scene where the students are all so high-achieving as well. The faculty is amazing and there are so many resources for the students that can be used. UT is great at sports, academics, partying, and outdoor activities. It really is the best school, and hook 'em horns forever!
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As the highest ranked public school in Texas, UT Austin attracts some of the best faculty and students. It's inspiring to be able to learn from and be inspired by them.
It can be intimidating for many students just because of how large the campus is, so I would definitely recommend getting involved in some sort of organization or group that interests you. All the resources you need to be successful and be happy are there, you just need to make a little effort to find them.
For the price of in-state tuition, it's definitely well worth the investment!
In one sentence:there.is.something.for.everyone! UT Austin is simply the best in making a large school feeling immediately smaller by the countless communities you can jump right into. From political to adventurous student organizations, to meeting the very brightest professors and students in your chosen field, you will never cease to be amazed by the unlimited amount of opportunities available to you. For instance, I am a double major in Government and International Relations and Global Studies and am continuously amazed at the amount of programs, events, lectures , courses, and books available just for students in those majors. Your college's department of Career Services will blow you away as well, they will provide any and all resources to ensure your success after graduation. Most of all, UT is a highly respected university in the state of Texas and beyond, a degree from UT will go a very long way! I highly recommend studying here.