Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA+
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA+
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.
University of Texas - Austin Rankings
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UT - Austin Admissions
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.353 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.421 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.421 responses
Most Popular Majors
Information Science572 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities434 Graduates
Electrical Engineering343 Graduates
Political Science and Government324 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies316 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.537 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.593 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.245 responses
University of Texas - Austin Reviews
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.
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!