The University Of Texas At Austin

The University Of Texas At Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, also referred to as the University of Texas, UT Austin, UT, or Texas, is a major research university located in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1883. It is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The main campus is spread across an area of 350 acres. The university has ranked 12th among public schools (U.S. News and World Report, 2008) and 19th nationally (The Washington Monthly, 2007). UT Austin offers more than 100 undergraduate and over 150 graduate degrees.

The university's athletic programs were recognized by Sports Illustrated as "America's Best Sports College" in 2002. It ranked fifth in the nation among Division I schools according to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Their sports teams are known as Texas Longhorns.

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The University of Texas at Austin
Austin , TX 78712
General Phone: (512) 471-3434

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The University of Texas Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts3,073American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, Italian studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, ...
Business and Management2,066business, business management, logistics, business administration, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Engineering1,578aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, materials engineering, ...
Media1,336communication studies, journalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Science1,121biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, botany, call and molecular biology, microbiology, population biology, biological and physical sciences, astronomy, ...
Family and Social Work616family and consumer science, food and nutrition, family studies, public policy analysis, social work
Therapy and Counseling549psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders
Education and Teaching286curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, art education, foreign language teaching, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Computer Science and Engineering251computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine226registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy224nutrition sciences, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Mathematics205mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Fine Arts181fine arts, art history and criticism
Music181music, music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Architecture and Planning143architecture, urban planning, environmental design, landscape architecture, architectural history
Medicine141neuroscience, pharmacy
Religion and Philosophy109philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Construction Trades91apparel and textiles
Art Studies76visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical Support and Technology52health service and sciences, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Drama and Performing Arts42dance, drama
Design28design and visual communication, interior design
Medical Administration28pharmacy courses, public health education

Number of programs and degrees for The University of Texas in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8,66997
Master's degree2,975103
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship86581
Doctor's degree - professional practice5743

The University of Texas Student Body

In 2007-2008, The University of Texas had a total enrollment of 50,170 students (45,482 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 4%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 15%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 17%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

The University of Texas Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %
Part-Time 77 %

The University of Texas Room and Board (2007)

The University of Texas offers campus housing for 8,030 of its 45,482 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Austin, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The University of Texas Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530660
SAT Math570690
SAT Writing520650
ACT Verbal2331
ACT Math2431
ACT Composite2430

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The University of Texas Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,532
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,760
Room and board $ 9,246
Books and supplies $ 818
Other expenses $ 3,316

Financial Aid:
The University of Texas participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 365800)

The University of Texas Faculty

The University of Texas has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track267193
Non-tenured and not on tenure track248348

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year783$134,976185$120,730
Associate professoracademic year302$88,403185$80,303
Assistant professoracademic year265$85,490191$76,681
Instructoracademic year0*2*
Lectureracademic year179$58,749201$51,318
No academic rankacademic year69$68,507147$57,434
All faculty totalacademic year1,598$106,559911$77,634

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The University of Texas Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports56132188

The University of Texas Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural History and Criticism, General
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Czech Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Hebrew Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Iranian/Persian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Population Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders, General
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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