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Colleges / The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate29%
Acceptance Rate29%

About UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin Overview

The University of Texas at Austin is a public, state school in the city of Austin, Texas. UT Austin was founded in 1883 and the school currently enrolls around 53,178 students per year, which includes 42,103 undergraduates. UT Austin offers housing for up to 7,809 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UT Austin for Fall 2023 is December 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 1.

Student Activities at UT Austin

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? UT Austin students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? UT Austin has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UT Austin has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UT Austin on the Student Life page.

2022 UT Austin Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 29%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 56%
In-State Tuition $13,576
Out-of-State $46,498
Percent of Need Met 75.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $17,625

Is UT Austin a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better idea of what UT Austin offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin is moderately difficult to get into. Around 29% of applicants get into UT Austin each year. Out of 66,043 applications received in 2022, 18,989 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UT Austin

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UT Austin, around 96% come back their sophomore year. 88% of UT Austin undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UT Austin Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from UT Austin by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with UT Austin directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

The University of Texas at Austin's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of The University of Texas at Austin's endowment was $6 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Austin

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UT Austin meets 75.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UT Austin full-time are awarded $17,625 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $21,633 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UT Austin.

Based on this information, is UT Austin the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UT Austin a good school for you?

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Where is UT Austin?

UT Austin is located in the city of Austin, Texas, in the suburbs of Austin.

If you want to see UT Austin for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Austin, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Austin-Bergstrom International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UT Austin and Austin are like without leaving home.

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College Info

110 Inner Campus Drive Austin, TX 78705

Campus Setting: Urban

UT Austin Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UT Austin is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UT Austin is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

The University of Texas at Austin is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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UT Austin ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


29 to 34


29 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UT Austin is 29. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into UT Austin. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UT Austin SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1480


Math SAT Range

610 - 770


Reading SAT Range

620 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1480 and Above


1230 to 1480


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UT Austin students is 1399. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UT Austin, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UT Austin.

UT Austin Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UT Austin is like? There are approximately 51,991 students enrolled at UT Austin, including 40,916 undergraduate students and 11,075 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 95% percent are from TX and 5% percent of students are from other states.


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