University of Texas - Austin

5,269 reviews
  1. Austin, TX
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
University of Texas - Austin is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
110 Inner Campus Drive
Austin, TX 78712
Website

University of Texas - Austin Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
1170-1410
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$16,832/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,696/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,335/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,295/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,737/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,614/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.236 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.234 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.234 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
36,309Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
Report
  • UNIQUE
    37%
  • Hardworking
    17%
  • Happy to be there
    16%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Confident
    4%
  • Attractive
    3%
  • Rich and snobby or intelligent and hardworking
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.373 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.424 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    29%
  • Prestigous
    16%
  • Intelligent
    16%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Huge
    11%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Hipster
    3%

After University of Texas - Austin

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses

Reviews

5,269 reviews
  • Excellent
    1374
  • Very Good
    2125
  • Average
    1409
  • Poor
    176
  • Terrible
    102
My first year experience was not the best, but I take full responsibility for that. There were tons of student activities for Freshman to attend in order to get settled in. I should have gotten involved in those more and met more people. The one thing I did not enjoy was being required to register for a "First Year Interest Group". While it did entail some of my needed classes, I had to also enroll in classes that were unnecessary for the major I was pursuing. I was paying for a class that I did not want or need. I am in my second year and I am truly enjoying it much more. The professors and TAs are great and willing to help no matter the class size. What is not really liked, is the insane amounts of construction on and around campus, but that will eventually end at some point. In the end, I really enjoy attending UT and I feel as though I am learning a lot.
  • Sophomore
  • 28 mins ago
This college is good overall. There is lots of school spirit and sometimes I think people might actually "bleed orange". The level of education is very high here which is good and challenging. For some of my classes I wish there were more opportunities to bring up a grade because with so few grades counted, it can be difficult. The campus itself is large so students must walk large amounts. The ongoing construction is a pain and tends to create bottle necks in some places in between classes.
  • Freshman
  • 7 hours ago
My freshman year at this university has been a wild ride so far. I can definitely say that academically, this school is super underestimated. Every major at this school goes through an intense curriculum, but we have by far one of the greatest resources here wether it be from our libraries or staff members. The Austin lifestyle being integrated into my college life is unique and fun all at once. There really is now sure fire way on what the UT experience is, but every day I love it more and more. Each student's experience is totally unique to one another's, and that's one of the main reasons why I love being a longhorn.
  • Freshman
  • 8 hours ago