‘Keep Austin Weird’ is the motto and slogan for the vibrant and young city that almost 40,000 University of Texas undergraduate students call home for four years. A very active state research university that is part of the original ‘public ivies,’ the University of Texas leverages its sheer size to provide students with virtually unlimited resources to study and conduct research into nearly anything that may interest them. The school has 17 libraries, offers over 100 undergraduate degrees, hosts almost 3,000 faculty and has numerous research facilities including 300 acres of biological field laboratories, the world’s third largest telescope and one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world housed in the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. Consistently ranked as one of America’s best athletic colleges, students participate widely on intramural teams or attend popular sporting events like rivalry games against the Texas A&M Aggies while sporting the ‘Hook ‘Em Horns’ hand gesture.
|Admissions Phone||512 475-7399|
|Admissions Email||University of Texas|
|Codes||SAT: 6882 ACT: 4240 FAFSA: 003658 CSS Profile: 6882|
|Location||Austin, Texas; Major city, 80 miles North East of San Antonio|
|College Newspaper||The Daily Texan|
|Enrollment||~35,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Biological Sciences, Psychology, Political Science|
|Student Life||With one of the nation’s largest Greek communities, over 1,000 student organizations and a young and vibrant city with a number of cultural and entertainment venues, students who attend the University of Texas at Austin engage in a host of activities outside the classroom. From the oldest honor society on campus, the Friar Society to The Texas 4000 for Cancer, a student organization that organizes the longest annual charity bicycle ride, students quickly find others that share their interests and passion. With one of the most celebrated athletics programs in the country, students also pack the house during football games.|
|International||~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall, Spring, Summer; Minimum GPA 3.00|
|Crossover||Rice, University of Michigan, Baylor, University of North Carolina|
|Other||Selective (~50% admitted), Common Application|
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