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Colleges / The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 4-Year Public

About UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Austin, TX, less than an hour from Austin.

Founded in 1883, UT Austin currently enrolls around 50,476 students a year, including 40,048 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $4,694,067,678.

Admissions Facts About UT Austin

Acceptance rate: 32%

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: December 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 1

UT Austin Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into The University of Texas at Austin. Around 32 percent of all applicants are admitted to UT Austin each year.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is UT Austin a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UT Austin, around 97 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 7,036 students who started at UT Austin as first-time freshman, 4,911 graduate within four years.

UT Austin's six-year graduation for undergrads is 88 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $22,149 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UT Austin sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UT Austin a good school for YOU?

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December 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about UT Austin and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

PO Box 8058 Austin, TX 78712-1111

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

UT Austin ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


27 to 33


27 and Less


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UT Austin SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1470


Math SAT Range

610 - 760


Reading SAT Range

620 - 720

UT Austin Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at UT Austin is like? There are approximately 51,090 students enrolled at UT Austin, including 40,163 undergraduate students and 10,927 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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Part Time


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