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The University of Texas at Austin

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The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is located in Austin, Texas. This school was founded in 1883 and quickly became one of the most respected universities in the nation. This school serves students from all 50 states and also draws in a diverse study body from over 100 countries. The University of Texas now reaches across the entire state and serves over 50,000 students.


The university is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees.

UT Austin offers more than 170 undergraduate programs through its 17 schools. Major colleges and schools include:

  • McCombs School of Business
  • Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Jackson School of Geosciences
  • As a research oriented institution, UT Austin boasts of faculty that is a rich combination of academic strength and experience such as Nobel Prize Winner Steven Weinberg and Pulitzer Prize winner David Oshinky. It offers world renowned educational facilities in the form of an Advanced Computing Center and the Norman Hackerman Building, a state of the art science facility.

    Students can also benefit from online courses in English Literature, Psychology, Economics and Nursing. All online courses contribute towards college credit hours and may also fulfill degree requirements.

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    UT Austin accepts applications for both spring and fall programs. Admission requirements vary for undergraduate and graduate programs.

    Freshmen Applications

    Students must submit all official high school transcripts and SAT (with reasoning) or ACT (with writing) test scores with the application form. Home schooled students must submit SAT subject test scores. Letters of recommendation may also be attached but are not required. Some schools, including the school of engineering, may have additional course requirements, which can be checked at the school’s webpage.

    Minimum high school coursework requirements must also be met. International students must submit a residency affidavit.

    Graduate Applications

    Graduate programs include ad hoc programs, portfolio programs, and dual degree programs. Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Test scores of GRE/GMAT.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Meet admission requirements of the school being applied to.
  • UT Austin accepts transfer students from accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Freshmen, transfer and graduate students may have to fulfill additional requirements depending on the course they choose. Fulfilling this criteria will aid the application process.

    Financial Aid

    In order to be eligible for financial aid, all students must complete the financial aid application known as the FAFSA. Students may have to complete some prerequisites for receiving financial aid after their FAFSA application form has been received by the university. Funds are provided before classes commence so students can pay tuition fee and make housing payments.

    Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, work study programs, emergency loans, fellowships, and teaching assistantships.

    Available fellowships include the recruitment fellowships, college and departmental fellowships, diversity fellowships, and the Dean’s Prestigious Fellowship Supplement. Students are also encouraged to apply for outside fellowships funded by civic bodies. Most fellowships cover the entire cost of the tuition fee and provide $1000 – $2000 a month for miscellaneous expenditures.

    Multiple scholarships are also available for Texas students. Details can be found here.

    Student Financial Aid Details

    Ranks 4297th for the average student loan amount.
    Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Texas.


    On-Campus Housing

    Residence facilities at the university include 14 residence halls. All rooms have internet access but a subscription is required to use it. UT has separate residential apartments for members of the Honors Society, which houses students enrolled in undergraduate honors programs.

    Married students can reside in facilities at the University Apartments.

    Dining on Campus

    There are four major dining areas at the campus which provide buffet and a la carte meal plans. Students can also enjoy Starbucks Coffee and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at the Kinsolving residence hall. Other eateries include Taco Bell, Wendy’s, and Chick-fil-a.

    Student Health Services

    UT Austin also provides University Health Services where students can get medical advice 24/7 by calling the helpline number or even schedule doctor appointments by enrolling in the student health insurance plan.

    A large part of the student community can always be found at the Underground, which includes a bar, a café and options for bowling, billiards, and air hockey.

    Student Enrollment Demographics

    Student Graduation Demographics


    Known as the Texas Longhorns, athletic teams of the UT Austin have won more than forty national championships and 88 medals in student Olympics.

    Men’s sports include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Women have additional options of rowing, softball, and volleyball.

    Athletic facilities on campus include Anna Hiss Gymnasium, Bellmont Hall, Clark Field, Gregory Gym, and Whitaker Fields. All these are state of the art facilities equipped with basketball courts, jogging tracks, exercise lounges and more.


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  • Michael Dell, Owner Dell Computers
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  • Farrah Fawcett, Actress
  • Todd Lowe, Actor
  • Matthew McConaughey, Actor
  • John Maxwell Coetzee, Winner 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Additional School Information

    This school is home to the Main Building Tower – a 307 feet tall massive landmark which can be seen from anywhere in the city. From time to time, the Tower is flooded with different lighting configurations, a tradition started by Carl Eckhardt Jr. in 1937.

    Also, this school is home to seven museums. If you thought museums only meant history, wait till you see the museums at UT! The Fine Arts Library has a collection that surpasses 500,000 books and more than 5,000 DVDs. Other entertaining activities include the Moonlight Prowl and the Tower Observation Deck Tours.

    Information Summary

    Ranks 3rd in Texas and 68th overall
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    Campus Crime Statistics

    Ranks 0th in Texas and 301st overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
      Incidents per 100 Students
    Aggravated assault 19 0.04
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
    Rape 16 0.03
    Robbery 5 0.01
    Arson 4 0.01
    Burglary 72 0.14
    Larceny N/A N/A
    Vehicle theft 13 0.03
    Arrest 140 0.27

    Local Crime Statistics

      Incidents per 100 People
    Aggravated assault 2,126 0.26
    Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 28 0.00
    Forcible Rape 211 0.03
    Robbery 1,106 0.14
    Arson N/A N/A
    Burglary 7,042 0.87
    Larceny 33,069 4.10
    Vehicle theft 2,139 0.27

    Carnegie Foundation Classification

    Research Universities (very high research activity)
    UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
    Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, higher transfer-in
    EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
    Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

    General Characteristics

    Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
    Highest offeringDoctoral degree
    Calendar SystemSemester
    Years of college work requiredN/A
    Variable Tuition
    Religious AffiliationN/A
    Congressional District4825

    Special Learning Opportunities

    Distance LearningN/A
    ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
    Study Abroad
    Weekend College
    Teacher Certification

    Student Tuition Costs and Fees

    Ranks 256th for total cost of attendance
      In District In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    FT Undergraduate Tuition $9,798 $9,798 $33,842
    FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
    PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $456 $456 $1,533
    FT Graduate Tuition $10,842 $10,842 $20,710
    FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
    PT Graduate per Credit Hour $601 $601 $1,089
    Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $26,156 $26,156 $50,200
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $26,156 $26,156 $50,200
    Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,794 $14,794 $38,838

    Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

      In State Out of State
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $15,830 $40,920
    Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees N/A N/A
    Law Degree — Tuition $31,590 $46,906
    Law Degree — Required Fees N/A N/A

    Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

    Prior year cost comparison
      In District In State Out of State
    Published Tuition & Fees $9,792(N/C) $9,792(N/C) $32,380 $33,128
      Cost (regardless of residency)
    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Books & Supplies $874 $904
    On-Campus – Room & Board $10,422 $10,946
    On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,624 $3,752
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,422 $10,946
    Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,624 $3,752
    Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,624 $3,752

    Admission Details

    Effective as of 2014-09-19
    Application Fee RequiredN/A
    Undergraduate Application Fee$75
    Graduate Application Fee$65
    First Professional Application FeeN/A
    Applicants 38,161 (18,361 male / 19,800 female)
    Admitted 15,335 (6,780 male / 8,555 female)
    Admission rate 40%
    First-time Enrollment 7,249 (3,190 male / 4,059 female)
    FT Enrollment 7,118 (3,125 male / 3,993 female)
    PT Enrollment 131 (65 male / 66 female)
    Total Enrollment52,059

    Admission Criteria

     = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
    Open Admissions
    Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /   / 
    College Prep. Completion
    Formal competency demoN/A
    Admission test scores
    Other testsN/A

    Admission Credits Accepted

    Dual Credit
    Life Experience
    Advanced Placement (AP)

    Athletics - Association Memberships

    Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
    NCAA Football Conference Big Twelve Conference
    NCAA Basketball Conference Big Twelve Conference
    NCAA Baseball Conference Big Twelve Conference
    NCAA Track & Field Conference Big Twelve Conference

    ACT Test Admission

    109th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting ACT results 55%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 33
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 26 / 32
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 31

    SAT Test Admission

    105th for 75pctl scores
    Applicants submitting SAT results 83%
    Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 550 / 670
    Math scores (25/75 %ile) 590 / 710
    Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1140 / 1380

    Student Services

    Remedial Services
    Academic / Career Counseling
    PT Cost-defraying Employment
    Career Placement
    On-Campus Day Care
    Library Facility

    Student Living

    First-time Room / Board Required
    Dorm Capacity8,004
    Meals per WeekN/A
    Room FeeN/A
    Board FeeN/A

    Faculty Compensation / Salaries

    Ranks 240th for the average full-time faculty salary.
    Effective as of 2014-09-20
    Tenure system N/A
    Average FT Salary $98,102 ($108,700 male / $83,745 female)
    Number of FT Faculty 2,752 (1,693 male / 1,059 female)
    Number of PT Faculty 3,035
    FT Faculty Ratio 0.9 : 1
    Total Benefits $108,367,571

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