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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, Texas
Battle Hall, also known as "The Old Library," was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. credit: Larry D. Moore
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Overview
Public
37,234 Undergraduates
40% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: South
Size: Big
Doctoral
The University of Texas at Austin
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, Texas
78712
(512) 471-3434
www.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin, one of the top 60 colleges in the nation, is a public research university. It is also the flagship location for the University of Texas school system. In 1839, the Congress of the Republic of Texas ordered that a school be established for the sake of higher education, and the campus officially opened in 1883. Today, it sits on 437 acres of land and has 17 libraries and seven museums. The school’s motto is “Disciplina praesidium civitatis” or “Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy." Faculty at the University of Texas at Austin have won Nobel prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, the Turing Award and the National Medal of Science. Notable alumni include actors Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey, actresses Farrah Fawcett and Renée Zellweger, filmmaker Wes Anderson, Former First Ladies of the U.S. Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson, and legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite. The school’s colors are burnt orange and white, and its mascot is Hook 'Em the longhorn. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12, and the university has won four NCAA Division I National Football Championships, 13 NCAA Division I National Men's Swimming and Diving Championships and six NCAA Division I National Baseball Championships. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, baseball, golf and rowing, and women’s softball, swimming and diving and volleyball.

Location

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States and the 4th-most populous city in Texas. It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States, the second most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona, and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous 48 states. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

2343

New Transfer Students

Admissions
40%

Acceptance Rate

45%

Enrollment Yield

1140-1410

SAT Range

47,511

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$16,010

Typical Cost

$36,744

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,398

In-State (published)

60%

Recieve Financial Aid

82%

Have Loans

$19,737

Median Debt

Academics
18.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

60

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

899

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

19

Faculty Awards

69

National Academy Members

370

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 1,300 organizations

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

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