UT-Austin

University of Texas at Austin

1823 Red River St, Austin, United States
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  • Total Documents
    12,892
  • Class Notes
    7,726
  • Textbook Notes
    1,737
  • Study Guides
    3,427
  • Currently Enrolled
    4,308
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,903

Overview of University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin)

About this school

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 Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:40,492
    • Men:19,054 (47.1%)
    • Women:21,438 (52.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UT-Austin)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Texas at Austin is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
4
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Austin, TX  78712-1111
Phone
(512) 475-7399
Fax
(512) 475-7475
Email
-

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 51,033 applicants were admitted
Women
41% of 25,896 applicants were admitted
Men
32% of 25,137 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
9,205 (49%) of 18,620 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,128 (49%) of 10,561 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,077 (51%) of 8,059 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
590-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
23%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
570-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
26%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
54%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
10%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UT-Austin)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,398|Out-of-state: $36,744
  • Room & Board: - $10,070 (66.94588485573726%)
  • Other Expences: - $662 (4.40101050392235%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,310 (28.65310464034038%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Texas at Austin accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003658
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
6,446 (75.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,425 (53.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,383 (98.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
727 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$11,704
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,681 (79.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,596
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,207 (65.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,585
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,424 (42.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,227

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
22,096 (59.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
14,955 (67.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,887 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,355 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$12,313
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,067 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 9,846 (66.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,893
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,618 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
189 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,444

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,883
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UT-Austin)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,637

Part-Time Faculty


496

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


75%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 17% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 46% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
13,108,316

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
550
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Texas at Austin provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


94.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


57.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


79.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.9%

Programs & Majors (UT-Austin)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (108)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Archeology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Czech Language and Literature
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, social work, computer science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Urban Design, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Sustainable Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Science in Identity Management and Security, Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in Economics, Master of Science in Information Studies, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Interior Design, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, Master of Global Policy Studies, Master of Architecture I, Master of Architecture II, Executive Master in Public Leadership, Master of Public Affairs

Master's Programs of Study (147)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adult Nursing
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architectural History
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Asian Languages
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • East European and Russian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Folklore
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • German
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Italian
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Mineral Economics
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Near and Middle Eastern Languages
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Slavic Languages
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Urban Design
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Campus Life (UT-Austin)

Location & Geography

Population


820,611

Nearest Metropolitan Area


437 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Austin

Weather


Temperature
38.6 average low in January, 91.1 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
5 mile(s) from campus in Austin
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Austin
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Austin

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


18% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


82%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Longhorns
School Colors
Burnt orange and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Texas at Austin offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha phi omega, university panhellenic council, asian business students association, longhorn band student organization, campus events + entertainment

Sororities


17.6% of women participate

Fraternities


15% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


37,740

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
40,492
Women
21,438
Men
19,054

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 22.4% Asian
  • 4.3% Black/African-American
  • 24.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 43.9% White
  • 0.9% Unknown

International Students


5.4% from 123 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


11,033

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