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The University of Texas at Austin Overview

Located in Austin, Texas, The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is The University of Texas at Austin Known For?

11,313 Undergraduate Awards
$41,754 Avg Cost After Aid
36% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at UT Austin is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UT Austin.
  • In 2017-2018, 84% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UT Austin with a bachelor's degree make about $58,200 a year. That's 43% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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The University of Texas at Austin Rankings

We have ranked UT Austin as #94 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 159 colleges in Texas, it is ranked at #9.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

UT Austin has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UT Austin.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Architectural Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Marine Science Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UT Austin has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences College Factual
#14 Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities College Factual
#26 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#29 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is The University of Texas at Austin?

Location of The University of Texas at Austin

Contact details for UT Austin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-471-3434
Website: www.utexas.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UTAustinTX
Twitter: http://twitter.com/utaustin

How Do I Get Into UT Austin?

You can apply to UT Austin online at: https://www.utexas.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for UT Austin

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Austin?

36% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate of The University of Texas at Austin is 36%. While it may not be as selective as some schools, it does screen its applicants very carefully. Do what you can to stand out among others in the pool of applicants!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UT Austin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 620 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 600 to 740 )
200
800
UT Austin received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 26 and 33.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 25 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 26 to 32 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 26 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford The University of Texas at Austin?

$41,754 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Austin is $41,754. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UT Austin, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,233 a year. That adds up to $20,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Student Diversity

37,515 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 40,163 undergraduate students at UT Austin, with 37,515 being full-time and 2,648 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Austin

There are also 10,927 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 37,515 full-time undergraduates at UT Austin, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Austin

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at Austin students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Austin Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8,588
Black or African American 1,606
Hispanic or Latino 9,223
White 14,250
International Students 2,029
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,819

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at Austin. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 119 countries are represented at UT Austin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at Austin

154 Took All Classes Online
12,700 Took At Least One Class Online
18.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 12,700 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Austin has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 71st most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Austin

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at Austin was 18.2%. This is the #964 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Austin regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UT Austin majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Electrical Engineering 1%
Engineering 4%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 681 114 0 0 0 795
Business Administration & Management 14 108 0 564 4 690
General Biology 0 638 0 0 0 638
Economics 0 532 0 68 11 611
Computer Information Systems 126 365 0 36 20 547
Electrical Engineering 0 339 0 134 63 536
Accounting 0 240 0 285 5 530
Public Relations & Advertising 3 459 0 44 5 511
General Psychology 0 395 0 6 10 411
Political Science & Government 0 366 0 14 11 391
Mechanical Engineering 0 275 0 58 36 369
Finance & Financial Management 0 331 0 0 0 331
Mathematics 0 294 0 3 15 312
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 304 0 0 5 309
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 267 0 30 9 306
Civil Engineering 0 160 0 105 36 301
Law 0 0 0 0 297 297
Communication & Media Studies 0 255 0 0 0 255
Public Health 0 238 0 4 4 246
General English Literature 0 200 0 14 16 230
Liberal Arts General Studies 14 195 0 19 0 228
Social Work 0 83 0 135 8 226
Nursing 0 120 4 71 23 218
Health/Medical Prep Programs 217 0 0 0 0 217
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1 206 0 6 0 213
Health & Physical Education 0 198 0 6 6 210
Chemical Engineering 0 154 0 10 31 195
Marketing 0 191 0 0 0 191
Management Information Systems 0 189 0 0 0 189
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0 175 8 183
History 1 147 0 7 17 172
International Studies 0 166 0 0 0 166
Writing Studies 63 64 0 24 12 163
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 147 0 0 13 160
Journalism 0 144 0 10 5 159
Human Development & Family Studies 0 148 0 6 5 159
Information Science 0 0 0 157 1 158
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 123 0 23 12 158
Music 0 67 2 40 45 154
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 151 0 0 0 151
Petroleum Engineering 0 93 0 31 26 150
Communication Sciences 0 108 0 25 15 148
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 7 140 147
Chemistry 0 116 0 4 27 147
Sociology 0 122 0 4 12 138
Biomedical Engineering 0 103 0 10 19 132
Fine & Studio Arts 0 96 0 25 10 131
Physics 0 92 0 6 29 127
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 65 0 22 35 122
General Architecture 0 56 0 52 0 108
Area Studies 0 67 0 38 3 108
Public Policy 0 0 0 104 2 106
Anthropology 0 79 0 9 7 95
Applied Mathematics 23 0 0 66 3 92
Romance Languages 0 70 0 4 13 87
Geography & Cartography 0 77 0 4 4 85
Educational Administration 0 0 0 59 23 82
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 68 0 0 0 68
Special Education 0 0 0 53 13 66
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 39 26 65
Philosophy 0 50 0 3 8 61
Ethnic Studies 0 44 0 11 5 60
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 42 0 2 12 56
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 34 22 56
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 0 0 0 0 54
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 48 0 0 0 48
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 33 0 7 7 47
Design & Applied Arts 0 36 0 10 0 46
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 45 0 45
Drama & Theater Arts 0 23 0 18 4 45
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 38 6 44
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 39 4 43
Computational Science 0 15 0 16 9 40
Legal Research 0 0 0 39 0 39
Architectural Engineering 0 37 0 0 0 37
East Asian Languages 0 33 0 0 2 35
Industrial Engineering 0 0 0 22 6 28
Sustainability Science 0 27 0 0 0 27
Urban Studies 0 25 0 0 0 25
Religious Studies 0 15 0 5 3 23
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 14 0 0 7 21
Classical Languages & Literature 0 12 0 5 3 20
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 2 15 17
Dance 0 16 0 0 0 16
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 1 14 15
Allied Health Professions 0 15 0 0 0 15
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 14 0 14
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 4 8 12
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 12 0 12
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 11 0 0 0 11
Real Estate 10 0 0 0 0 10
Engineering Mechanics 0 0 0 4 6 10
Statistics 0 0 0 10 0 10
Germanic Languages 0 7 0 0 2 9
Historic Preservation 0 0 0 7 2 9
Environmental Design 0 0 0 8 0 8
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 1 7 8
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 8 0 0 0 8
Landscape Architecture 0 0 0 7 0 7
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 2 5 7
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 6 0 6
Information Technology 0 0 0 5 0 5
Marine Science 0 0 0 1 4 5
Culinary Arts 5 0 0 0 0 5
General Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 4
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 3 1 4
International Business 3 0 0 0 0 3
Geoscience Engineering 0 2 0 0 0 2
Architectural History 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,215 10,098 10 2,997 1,302 15,622

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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