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University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

U Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, and Pharmacy; and the Schools of Architecture, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 360-acre urban campus is located in Austin.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students39,979
   Women20,681 (51.7%)
   Men19,298 (48.3%)
Graduate Students12,080


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate40% of 38,161 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineDecember 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math647 average
590-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading614 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing612 average
550-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,324
Out-of-state: $51,248
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,798
Out-of-state: $34,722
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met73%
Average Freshman Award$12,525
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes


Austin Population820,611
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAustin
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing62% of freshmen, 18% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities17.2% of women participate
Fraternities15.1% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
18.8% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
22.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.9% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students4.6% from 98 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.62 4.02 659 627 628 29
Low 2.00 2.30 440 340 400 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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• UT's McDonald Observatory produces "StarDate," heard nationwide on many NPR stations.

• Over 200 UT Web sites offer study support to parents, teachers and students in kindergarten through high school.

• One UT museum holds 40 million documents relating to President Lyndon Johnson.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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