UT Austin is on a 431-acre campus in the urban setting of Austin, Texas.
There are many activities and organizations for UT Austin students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UT Austin has fraternities and sororities.
UT Austin has the Alpha Phi Omega. In fact, more students participate in the 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.
UT Austin students' favorite campus events are Gone to Texas (freshman welcome), 40 Acres Fest and Commencement.
This table offers information on housing at UT Austin.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Priortiy given to freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||18%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,809|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||7,809|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||82%|
UT Austin offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most UT Austin students live off campus. In 2022, 18% of undergrads at UT Austin lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 82% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UT Austin. There are 7,809 spots available in on-campus housing for all 42,103 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 7,809 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
UT Austin offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At UT Austin there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UT Austin:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Archery||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Field Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ice Hockey||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Racquetball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rock Climbing||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Weight Lifting||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UT Austin, take Interstate 35 to Austin, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Austin-Bergstrom International airport.
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