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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 40,168
   Women 21,100 (52.5%)
   Men 19,068 (47.5%)
Graduate Students 11,163
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 40% of 47,501 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline December 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 648 average
580-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 621 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
26-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA       X
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $26,626
Out-of-state: $52,422
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,110
Out-of-state: $35,906
  Room and Board $11,456
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $11,349
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,729
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 16% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes
Austin Population 820,611
Nearest Metropolitan Area Austin
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 19% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Longhorns
Sororities 17.9% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
21.9% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
23.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.8% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 5.3% from 118 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 55.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported