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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate31%

About UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a top-ranked public university known for its many research opportunities, diverse student body, and a vibrant sports culture. UT-Austin is located in Austin, Texas, a lively city that offers students plenty of opportunities for creativity, innovation, and fun. UT Austin students are often described as being relaxed, welcoming, and driven. 

As a leading research university, UT Austin is a hub of notable scientific advancements in several fields including biomedical research, cancer research, computer science and AI research, public policy, planetary science, and more. For undergrads interested in experience outside of classes, UT Austin offers many opportunities through undergrad research, internships, volunteer work, and even virtual experiences. 

Sports culture is strong at UT Austin with football as the most popular sport. On game days, the campus is a blur of orange and white as students join together to support The Longhorns teams. As a Big 12 Conference member, UT Austin teams have won many conference and national championships. Other popular sports at the university include swimming, track & field, and baseball.

Did You Know? 

UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center is the home to a large collection of rare books, manuscripts, art pieces, film archives, and more. Among its distinct collections are one of only 20 complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible and The Niépce Heliograph, the first photograph ever taken.

From the CC Community on UT Austin:

"I have been horrifyingly surprised at how housing basically doubles college cost…[but overall] I have been very, very pleasantly surprised at how great the things [my daughter] loves about going there are. She loves everything about UT-Austin. Size. Greek life. School spirit. Major. Opportunities. City."

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The University of Texas at Austin is a public, state university in the city of Austin, Texas. UT Austin was founded in 1883. The university enrolls around 52,484 students per year, including 41,309 undergrad students.

UT Austin Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into UT Austin. UT Austin admitted 31% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 59,767 applications received in 2022, 18,770 students were offered admission.

The University of Texas at Austin Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 31%
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The University of Texas at Austin is located Austin.

If you want to see UT Austin for yourself, be sure to 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.

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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.

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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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Wondering what life at UT Austin is like? There are approximately 52,484 students enrolled at UT Austin, including 41,309 undergraduate students and 11,175 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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