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University of Texas at Austin

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University of Texas at Austin is a public institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 40,048 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 437 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Texas at Austin’s ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #38. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,448; out-of-state tuition and fees are $40,032.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest schools in the nation. It’s divided into 13 schools and colleges, the biggest of which is the College of Liberal Arts. It also has highly ranked graduate programs, including the McCombs School of BusinessCockrell School of Engineering and School of Nursing. Students can participate in more than 1,000 clubs and organizations or in the sizable UT Greek system. The university has several student media outlets, and its sports teams are notorious competitors in the Division I Big 12 Conference. UT also offers hundreds of study abroad programs, with the most popular destinations being Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, France and China. Freshmen do not have to live on campus.READ MORE 

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University of Texas at Austin is ranked #38 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Below are the median starting salaries by major for alumni of University of Texas at Austin.

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University of Texas at Austin admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 32%. Half the applicants admitted to University of Texas at Austin have an SAT score between 1210 and 1470 or an ACT score of 26 and 33. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is Dec. 1 and the application fee at University of Texas at Austin is $75.


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Powered BySPONSOREDTrinity UniversitySan Antonio, TXAcademic Life at University of Texas at Austin

The student-faculty ratio at University of Texas at Austin is 18:1, and the school has 47.5% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Texas at Austin include: Engineering; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Psychology; and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96%.

Class SizesClasses with fewer than 20 students47.5%20-4938.2%50 or more14.3%

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SEE FULL ACADEMIC LIFE DETAILSStudent Life at University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin has a total undergraduate enrollment of 40,048 (fall 2020), with a gender distribution of 44% male students and 56% female students. At this school, 8% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 92% of students live off campus. In sports, University of Texas at Austin is part of the NCAA I.

Student Gender DistributionMale44%Female56%

Total enrollment50,476(fall 2020)

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At University of Texas at Austin, 40% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,342.

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In-state tuition and fees$11,448(2021-22)

Out-of-state tuition and fees$40,032(2021-22)

Room and board$12,286(2021-22)

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University of Texas at Austin offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. University of Texas at Austin also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Texas at Austin.

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