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  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 38,097 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UT Austin acceptance rate is 39%. 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.
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712
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About UT Austin...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

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.

UT - Austin Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1230-1480
ACT Range
27-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,156/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,217/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

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.421 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.421 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
38,097Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,707
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 286 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.537 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.593 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 302 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    28%
  • Prestigous
    15%
  • Intelligent
    15%
  • 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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I love the city of Austin. Overall the professors I have had thus far in my academic career have been great! As a commuter, my only issue with the university is the limited parking spots on campus. There has been the construction of new buildings on campus that have limited parking spots. Austin, as a city is constantly under construction, as it is growing rapidly. Adding the construction on campus makes everything all a little bit more difficult as someone who has to live from home away from campus and drive to school. I understand that adding new buildings to the university allows the school as a whole to advance, but I also believe it is important to factor in where the placement of these new buildings are happening and if they are taking over parking spots that once were.
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With the exception of 1, I have loved all the professors I've had so far. Most offered many resources aside from lecture, and generally, they were understanding, thorough in their explanations, and overall just great people. The party life is great--you can always find a place to ball out. Regarding the dorms, the staff were very nice and I personally loved living at Whitis Court (it's more quiet for people who want to be able to study in their dorms). I must note that if you do decide to live further away from Speedway, you have to make a more active effort to enjoy the social life. On another note, there are SO MANY study spots on campus; my favorites are EER (engineering building), the Union, and PCL. I do have one complaint, however. If you get a bike, make sure to buy a large metal lock and try to park it in a quieter area. I got my bike stolen twice! Consider parking it inside your dorm or in your apartment.
Wonderful, engaged, and passionate professors separate this school from the rest! The workload is challenging at times but encourages young people to truly dive into their studies and gain a greater understanding of the subjects they learn instead of memorizing the material short-term for tests and then losing the knowledge soon after! The resources that the university provides are bountiful and purposeful. The location of campus is in the heart of Texas and surrounded by lots to see, do, and experience. The vast majority of people are warm and caring. Efforts made on campus and off to ensure the safety and prosperity of UT's students are evident and there are good feelings all around!