A+
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-
University of Texas - Austin is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712
Website

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
40%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
1140-1410
ACT Range
26-32
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
$16,010/ 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
    $12,434/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,889/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,718/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,554/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,077/ 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.371 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.371 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
36,565Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 238 responses
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  • UNIQUE
    28%
  • Hardworking
    21%
  • Happy to be there
    16%
  • Intelligent
    15%
  • Rich and snobby or intelligent and hardworking
    8%
  • Confident
    3%
  • Hipsters
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.487 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.543 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 252 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Prestigous
    16%
  • Intelligent
    15%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Huge
    11%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Hipster
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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The University of Texas at Austin is the third college I have attended in my college career, and it has by far been the best experience. It has been nothing short of what I have dreamed of growing up. The academics are truly above par and is a great school for anyone considering research at the undergraduate or graduate level. I have enjoyed all of my classes and the professors here, they have been very engaging and insightful. The school also has hundreds of ways to get involved, whether it's greek life, a club, or organization, UT has something for everyone to find a community. The school has a great social atmosphere because you're right in the heart of Austin, so there is plenty to do on the weekends, from UT sporting events, concerts, Zilker Park, malls, 6th street, and so many other fun activities! I would highly recommend anyone considering this University, it truly has been a privilege to attend school here.
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I love being a student at the University of Texas. It is one of the most renowned public education institutions in the world, and has plenty of activities to be involved in outside of academia. There are countless clubs and organizations on campus, and the surrounding city of Austin is one the best places in the country. However, be warned: it may not be for everyone. With around 50,000+ students, the size can be intimidating to some. I personally enjoy the incredible amount of people I can meet and study with, and the size gives me a nice perspective. There is always something going on on campus; whether it's a basketball game, club fair, jam session, food stand, party - you name it - there is always something close to keep you occupied. Being a musician, living in Ausin and attending UT is the best college experience I could've asked for. Come to UT. Hook 'em Horns!
UT Austin is an amazing school with so much to offer -- what starts here really does change the world. From its diverse array of student organizations and clubs, to some of the best professors in all of Texas, UT definitely is the best for academics and student success. The classes here really focus on learning as the end goal. You can tell the passion and drive from UT students really stems from a will to learn and succeed in whatever field they are pursuing. It's definitely very fast-paced and super competitive here which can be stressful, but this stress also serves as a great motivator to strive to be the best version of yourself. UT's work-life balance is also great because there are so many fun, recreational things to do in Austin, like paddle boarding, hiking the green belt, watching movies at Alamo Drafthouse, or seeing live music shows downtown. All around a great experience that I would highly recommend to anyone willing to push themselves to their greatest potential!