The University of Texas at Austin (also known as “UT Austin”) is a public university that was founded in 1883. Located near the state capital, the University is the fifth-largest for enrollment on a single campus in the country. There are 37,400 undergraduate students and 11,300 graduate students attending UT Austin. There are 2,500 faculty members employed by the University and the student-to-teacher ratio is 18:1.
UT Austin is known for its programs in Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Electrical/Electronics, and Political Science programs. The University has also been recognized for its academic research work. The school receives more than $400 million in funding annually.
Majors & Programs at UT Austin
• Cockrell School of Engineering
• College of Communication
• College of Education
• College of Fine Arts
• College of Liberal Arts
• College of Natural Sciences
• Jackson School of Geosciences
• McCombs School of Business
• School of Architecture
• School of Nursing
• College of Pharmacy
• School of Social Work
Graduate students can continue their education in these areas of study at UT Austin:
• Fine Arts
• Liberal Arts
• Natural Sciences
• Public Affairs
• Social Work
If you want to apply to UT Austin for the fall semester, you will need to submit your materials by December 15. This deadline has been pushed up so that prospective students can get an answer before late March or early April.
Applicants are expected to submit two personal essays with their materials. You will also need to send in your SAT Reasoning or ACT results. UT Austin also recommends that prospective students submit their resume. This is not a requirement, but the information this document contains will help to give the Admissions staff a better idea of who you are and if you would be a good fit for the school.
Tuition & Financial Aid
At UT Austin, tuition rates vary. Texas state residents pay $8,832 per academic year. The rate jumps to $27,760 for non-state residents. Room and board will cost an additional $9,246.
Sports at UT Austin
The Texas Longhorns compete in the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Big 12 Conference. UT Austin was called “America’s Best Sports College” by Sports Illustrated in 2002. Student athletes at UT Austin have won 47 national championships.
The football team at UT Austin is considered a powerhouse on the gridiron. In 2007, the team ranked third in all-time wins and winning percentage. It won the national championship in 1963, 1969, 1970, and 2005. In Recent years, the UT Austin men’s basketball team has distinguished itself in competition. The baseball team is one of the best college-level teams in the United States. The swimming and diving teams are also well respected, having won 16 NCAA Division I titles.
Reviews of UT Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is regularly included on various lists of the top 50 liberal arts schools in the country. Most reviews posted online are positive, and you can see some examples here: