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Colleges / The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin Student Life

UT Austin is on a 431-acre campus in an urban setting in Austin, Texas. UT Austin has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UT Austin also has fraternities and sororities.

UT Austin has a thriving Alpha Phi Omega. In fact, more students participate in Alpha Phi Omega than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UT Austin include University Panhellenic Council, Asian Business Students Association, Longhorn Band Student Organization and Campus Events + Entertainment.

The UT Austin community comes together each year for Gone to Texas (freshman welcome), 40 Acres Fest and Commencement.

Does UT Austin offer student housing?

UT Austin offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of UT Austin students live on campus. In 2021, 8% of undergrads at UT Austin lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 92% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UT Austin. There are 7,784 spots available in on-campus housing for all 40,048 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

UT Austin offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is UT Austin Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

The University of Texas at Austin is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UT Austin campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UT Austin offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to UT Austin

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UT Austin, take Interstate 35 to Austin, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Austin-Bergstrom International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UT Austin's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

UT Austin Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

93%

Full Time

7%

Part Time

95%

In State

5%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

37%

26%

23%

4%

4%

4%

1%

0.11%

0.06%

Undergraduate Students

40,048

Graduate Students

10,428

Non-Resident / International Students

1,602

UT Austin Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

50,476

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

32%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,448

Out-of-State

$40,032

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Dec 1
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