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University of Texas at Austin

United States
  • 67 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About University of Texas at Austin

Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together they are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels.

The university contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry and the development of new knowledge. The university preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the state’s economy, serves the citizens through public programs and provides other public service.

Also, the core purpose of UT Austin is to transform lives for the benefit and betterment of society.

Campus information

  • LBJ Presidential Library is situated on a 30-acre site on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. The building is on a promontory-like plaza adjoining Sid Richardson Hall and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

  • The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a place where art exhibition and education intersect, drawing together a uniquely diverse community of students, faculty, guest artists, and creative voices from around the world. Situated in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, it provides pivotal exhibition and research space through five distinct galleries, and serves as a creative hub in the university’s dynamic arts community.
  • The Cactus Café is a live music venue and bar on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Located in Austin, Texas, a city frequently referred to as "the live music capital of the world," a number of well-known artists have played in the Cactus, and Billboard Magazine named it as one of fifteen "solidly respected, savvy clubs" in the United States, "from which careers can be cut, that work with proven names and new faces.
  • Gregory Gym Aquatic Complex offers:
    • Lap swimming
    • Leisure swimming
    • Sunbathing


We believe it's important for our community to have access to extraordinary living, learning and working experiences beyond the classroom. By providing clean, attractive, safe facilities for campus residents and diverse, high-quality food options — along with partnerships and programs dedicated to improving quality of life for our students, faculty and staff — we work hard to create a positive, comfortable environment on the Forty Acres.

  • All of the residence halls offer amenities and features that will help you to stay focused on academics and find your niche on campus. Visit individual residence hall pages for photos, information about features, resident testimonials, a floor plan of a typical room, and a "360" tour.
  • Accommodations vary by hall and room. Some have partially built-in furniture and/or a vanity area in the room. Some feature bunkable or loftable beds.
  • All halls have study rooms, TV rooms, vending areas and laundry rooms. All rooms have cable TV, Internet access and a MicroFridge. Single space is limited and most are occupied by returning residents.
  • Flooring
    • Student rooms are not carpeted.
    • A 5' X 8' area rug will work in all rooms. It is recommended that you check into your room prior to purchasing a larger rug or carpeting.
  • Window Covering
    • Windows in student rooms have aluminum blinds.
    • Students may add draperies or valances if desired (spring-loaded tension rods are advised).
    • Check into your room and measure your window prior to making purchases.
  • Sheets
    • All residence halls require extra long twin sheets.


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Architecture, Building 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 2 Health and Medicine 1 Mass Communication & Media 5


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