University of Texas at Austin

1823 Red River St, Austin, United States


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About University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, referred to as UT, was founded in 1881 and held its first classes in 1883. In addition to the Austin main campus, the JJ Pickle Research Campus is located to the north of Austin, and the Department of Astronomy is responsible for the McDonald Observatory in the Davis mountain area of western Texas. UT is located in the beautiful capital of Texas, Austin, and is a world famous university.


In the United States, UT is considered a "public ivy" and is the one of the ten best research universities in the nation. In the United States National Research Council of scientific research rankings, UT ranked seventh. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and 170 graduate degrees. The University of Texas is known for its natural science, engineering, business and education faculties. It is particularly worth mentioning that the school received financial aid and contributions second only to Harvard University, and the school tuition is cheaper with many scholarship opportunities. UT's accounting department has been the nation's best for 11 years, while the oil engineering department has also been ranked first consistently. University of Texas at Austin is a major academic research center in Texas, with an endowment of 3.9 billion US dollars, and is one of the earliest members of the Association of American Universities.


The university campus spans over 423 acres for the main campus and there are 150 buildings in total. One of the most notable buildings on campus is the Main Building. It was built in 1937 and it's in the center of the campus. There is a tower that is a part of the building and there is a carillon of 56 bells at the top of the tower, making it the largest in Texas.


The student athletes at the college compete as the Texas Longhorns and over the years, have claimed more titles in men's and women's sports than any other schools in the Big 12 Conference since 1996. The school colors are burnt orange and white. The student body consists of 40,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduates.

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