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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.
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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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 1,300 organizations
Greek Life:Important, many to choose from
Party Scene:Standard, mostly on the weekends
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Big Twelve Conference