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The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution located in Austin, Texas. Austin is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

257 Graduate Degrees
$41,754 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
36% Acceptance Rate

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The University of Texas at Austin Rankings

Out of the 32 colleges in Texas, UT Austin is ranked at #5.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UT Austin.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#8 Best Special Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is The University of Texas at Austin?

Location of The University of Texas at Austin

Contact details for UT Austin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-471-3434

How Do I Get Into UT Austin?

You can apply to UT Austin online at:

Admission Requirements for UT Austin

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UT Austin?

36% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
73% Submit SAT Scores
UT Austin has a fairly low acceptance rate of 36%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 32%, and the acceptance rate for women is 41%.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UT Austin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 620 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 600 to 740 )
UT Austin received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 32. Composite scores were between 26 and 33.

ACT English Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 25 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 26 to 32 )
ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 26 to 33 )

Can I Afford The University of Texas at Austin?

$41,754 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
2.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UT Austin is $41,754. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UT Austin, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $5,233 a year. That adds up to $20,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Student Diversity

38,097 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 40,804 undergraduate students at UT Austin, with 38,097 being full-time and 2,707 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UT Austin

There are also 11,028 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 38,097 full-time undergraduates at UT Austin, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UT Austin

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of Texas at Austin students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UT Austin Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8,486
Black or African American 1,635
Hispanic or Latino 9,012
White 14,972
International Students 2,174
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,818

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at The University of Texas at Austin. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 119 countries are represented at UT Austin. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at The University of Texas at Austin

154 Took All Classes Online
12,700 Took At Least One Class Online
18.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 12,700 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UT Austin has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 42nd most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UT Austin

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at The University of Texas at Austin was 18.2%. This is the #647 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UT Austin regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

The University of Texas at Austin Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 59 23 82
General Special Education 53 13 66
Curriculum & Instruction 39 26 65
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 24 0 24
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 5 4 9
Music Education 5 0 5
Art Education 4 0 4
Mathematics Education 0 2 2
Modern Language Education 0 0 0
TOTAL 189 68 257


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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