University of Texas - Austin

5,362 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

5,362 reviews
  • Excellent
    1395
  • Very Good
    2159
  • Average
    1430
  • Poor
    177
  • Terrible
    106
While being a freshmen and a minority my hopes weren't too high for this university. I wasn't too sure of what I would make of it or if I would connect with like-minded individuals. However, the first week living here amazed me. Tons of people are everywhere, students are friendly and the vibe is great. The education and professors are engaging, well mine are and I am already involved with volunteer work and student organizations. The party scene is great with many yearly attractions and the food is awesome around campus. I enjoy this school and Austin. UT ROCKS!!!
  • Freshman
  • 46 mins ago
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
  • 14 hours 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
  • 20 hours ago