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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 Students39,523
   Women20,459 (51.8%)
   Men19,064 (48.2%)
Graduate Students11,790


Entrance Difficulty 
Overall Admission RateNot reported
Early Action Offered 
Early Decision Offered 
Regular Admission Deadline 
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math658 average
600-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading629 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing627 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $26,346
Out-of-state: $51,352
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,830
Out-of-state: $34,836
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Freshman Award$13,209
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes


Austin Population820,611
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAustin
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing63% of freshmen, 19% 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
19.8% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
22.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
48.5% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students4.7% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.5%
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 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.60 4.03 651 631 624 29
Low 2.00 2.10 396 420 400 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.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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