University of Texas-Austin

Locally referred to as UT Austin, the University of Texas at Austin is a large public university located in Austin, Texas just down the street from the Texas State Capitol. With over 50,000 students and over 20,000 faculty and staff, the University of Texas in Austin is not only the largest university in Texas, it is one of the largest universities in the World. Even though UT Austin is a public research university, many in academia and industry consider the quality of education provided on par with that offered at any Ivy League institution.

With annual research expenditures in excess of $500 million, the UT Austin is also one of the largest research institutions in the United States. UT Austin has seven museums, 17 libraries and is home to the McDonald Observatory. The universities is also well known for its exceptional faculty and staff. UT Austin faculty include Nobel Prize winners, Emmy Award Winners and recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, Wolf Prize and the National Medal of Science.

In addition to world-class academic offering, UT Austin also has an extensive athletics program. Student athletes at UT Austin compete as the Texas Longhorns and belong the Big 12 Conference. UT Austin offers a comprehensie selection of both men's and women's sports and has won several championships and awards, including 130 olympic medals, 6 national basketball championships and 4 NCAA Division I National Football Championships.


At the University of Texas in Austin, students are offered a selection of more than 100 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs to choose from. The university awards bachelor's degree, master's degrees, doctoral degrees and professional degrees in wide array of disciplines and fields of study. The university also offers an honors program in business, liberal arts, computer science and engineering.

While not as selective as Ivy League universities, UT Austin is one of the most selective universities in Texas and the midwest. In the state of Texas, the only university more selective than UT Austin is Rice University. In 2014, UT Austin was ranked the 18th most selective university in the South. However, in accordance with Texas House Bill 588, any Texas high school student who graduates in the top 10% of his class receives automatic admission to any public university in Texas, including UT Austin.

For over a decade, UT Austin has been ranked by U.S. News and other reputable college ranking organizations at one of the top universities in the nation. It was ranked 16th in the nation among public universities by U.S. News & World Report and 30th among "Best Global Universities" for 2016. According to Academic Ranking of World Universities it was ranked 37th in the world.

UT Austin has been referred to as a "Public Ivy" – a public university that offers a quality of education and experience comparable that provided at Ivy Leagues institutions, like Harvard and Stanford. Since 1985, UT Austin has been listed in virtually every "Public Ivies" list published in the book Public Ivies: A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities.

UT Austin is particularly well know for its engineering, social work, geosciences, nursing, law, pubic affairs and business programs. Each of these programs is ranked among the top in the nation in its field.

McCombs School of Business

The McCombs School of Business offers one of the top MBA programs in the nation. It offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral business programs to over 10,000 students a year and has an alumni base of over 93,000. It is the oldest public business school in the state of Texas. Degrees offered through the McCombs School of Business include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master in Professional Accounting (MPA)
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
  • Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
  • Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC)
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Non-degreed Executive Education programs

Online Degrees

At the UT Austin University Extension, individuals, and current students, can earn college credited that can be applied toward a college degree. Those seeking to participate in the University Extension program are not required admission to UT Austin. The courses taught through UT Austin University Extension program can be applied toward a degree, but students cannot earn a degree through the Extension–only complete courses.

General Information

Phone Number: (512) 471-3434
Address: 2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, Texas 78712
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 38,000+ undergrad, 12,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 8,987
Out-of-State Tuition $ 30,078
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS PHD
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism
City, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design and Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Botany Plant Biology
Cell Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Population Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Commerce
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Communication and Journalism
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration
Foreign Language Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Space Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Environmental Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Engineering Industrial Management
English Language and Literature Letters
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
Asian Studies
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
European Studies
Hispanic-american, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-american Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Russian Studies
Women's Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Human Development and Family Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Czech Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Hebrew Language and Literature
Iranian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Italian Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Library Science
Library and Information Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Historic Preservation and Conservation
International Global Studies
Marine Sciences
Mathematics and Computer Science
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration Management
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Islamic Studies
Jewish Judaic Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Geophysics and Seismology
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Urban Studies Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts
Art Art Studies
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Design and Visual Communications
Drama and Dramatics Theatre Arts
Fine Studio Arts
Interior Design
Jazz Jazz Studies
Music Management
Music Performance
Music Technology
Visual and Performing Arts

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