The University of Texas at Austin

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Questions and Answers about The University of Texas at Austin

Malena E.
3 months ago
For students interested in journalism, do we need to submit a portfolio of our writing and photojournalism?
Michelle R.
4 months ago
How competitive is the honor college admissions for transfers?
Michelle R.
4 months ago
Are application waivers accepted for transfer students?
Angel A.
4 months ago
Does The University of Texas at Austin have a program that assists students in finding what major is best for you?
Dinora R.
4 months ago
After the initial Financial Aid package is given from The University of Texas at Austin, are there any ways for that to be reevaluated or any way for students to be able to get more?
Naomi L.
4 months ago
Is it true that if you have at least a B average GPA, loans can be forgiven?
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Majors offered at The University of Texas at Austin

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Economics
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Academics at The University of Texas at Austin

1230-1480
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
27-33
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Selectivity
Somewhat Selective (39% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for The University of Texas at Austin Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
The University of Texas at Austin Students16%19%25%46%2%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
The University of Texas at Austin Students
26%
72%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for The University of Texas at Austin students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer118k
Software Engineer88k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)81k
Mechanical Engineer75k
Software Developer73k
Marketing Manager68k
Financial Analyst64k
Based on 59,892 student responses
62.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
115.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
50%in High-Meaning careers
28%in STEM careers

Net price of attending The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin financial aid

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Student reviews of The University of Texas at Austin

by Bold.org students

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Recommended by

98% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Close to activities in a city
Great internship and research opportunities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Leslie Gonzalez
Dance
Knitting

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

There is a lot of support available to first-generation students and students of color/underrepresented. There are a lot of social organizations to be in . There are lots of study places to go to and places to eat outside of campus that are close enough to walk to. The McCombs School of Business has a great program and so far I have met wonderful impactful people in the business world from big companies just in my first year here at UT.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Appointments with a counselor are free for the first 2 appointments and then you have to start paying and some students can't afford to pay for counseling.

Manuel Ayala
Painting and Studio Art
Cooking
Music
Art + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

When going into this University, I immediately felt like I belonged in this place, especially when there is a place/org for everyone. The classes are challenging (but that is the reason I went) but the opportunities they offer is amazing and all the experience I am getting is really worth it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The one aspect that could improve is the in-campus life more specifically the dorms and dining halls. The dorms could definitely use an upgrade since many have been there for decades, and I think they can also improve the quality of the food or at least variety.

Kayla Hernandez
Public Speaking
Movies And Film
Communications
Volleyball + 4 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

There is so much that UT Austin has to offer. Whether it be Greek Life, Academia, Fine Arts, or even Event Planning, there is bound to be something you enjoy here on campus. There is a perfect "work-life balance" if you will. Students here at UT know just when to have fun and when to buckle down and really focus on school tasks. I am very glad I ended up here at UT. What starts here, changes the world!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be prepared to see A LOT of people every day. I came from a relatively small high school in comparison to how big UT is. I would definitely say that has been the biggest thing I have had to get used to.

Naomi Lopez
Counseling And Therapy
Cooking
Singing
Dance + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The University of Texas at Austin is a great place to pursue your degree. I believe it is worthy to attend since it can open so many doors in the future.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I do not like how expensive dorms are.

Dana Pierce
Business And Entrepreneurship
Advocacy And Activism
Mental Health
Marketing + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I have enjoyed living in Austin, and the campus is always alive. There are over 1000+ orgs on campus, so there is truly something for everyone. There are so many different types of people and UT is truly a diverse school. As someone who identifies as a minority, it was nice to be surrounded by tons of different types of people, many different religions and belief systems, and people with different passions and interests. We have greek life on campus, but it does not dominate the social culture, and you can go to greek parties without having to be in a sorority or frat. Everyone who goes here is extremely smart, so classes can be competitive and intense sometimes. UT Austin is an incredible school where I felt like I had the opportunity to experience the classic college experience, and also expose myself to tons of different things I did not expect.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

UT Austin is no joke academically. Professors do not care if you pass their class or not, it is fully up to you to make sure you are successful in your classes. I have been in many classes with 500+ students that are taught in large auditoriums or through live lecture videos. Either way, it is difficult to build relationships with professors, and hard to ask questions in class. Also, most grading is done by TAs, so going to TA hours will be helpful.

William Moore
Tennis
Culinary Arts
Writing
Church

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I liked that the professors were helpful and available to discuss class-related issues in a very convenient and flexible manner.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The freshman dorms are underwhelming at first, but my experience was better than many of my peers at other schools.

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