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The University of Texas at Austin Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,862 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 42 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $1,380,268)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $332,368)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 116 108 - Yes
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 14 11 - Yes
Football 117 - - -
Golf 11 11 Yes Yes
Rowing - 108 Yes -
Soccer - 20 Yes Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 37 32 - Yes
Tennis 11 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.4%
Hispanic 16.0%
Non-resident alien 9.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 52.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 100
Liquor Law Violation 119
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 46

Notable Alumni

  • Dan Rather, journalist
  • Janis Joplin, musician
  • Joel Coen, writer/director
  • Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady
  • Laura Bush, former First Lady
  • Matthew McConaughey, actor
  • Michael Dell, computers
  • Owen Wilson, actor
  • Renee Zellweger, actress
  • Walter Cronkite, journalist
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Brandon from Pearland, TX
  • 3
  • The dorm itself may not be that nice most of the fun of dorm life comes from all the other students living near you and meeting them. All dorms have…

  • Jul-16-2012 Read More
  • Misha from Waco, TX
  • 5
  • dorm life is fun and safe, i have never had any bad experiences except that time i left the mac and cheese in too long and almost burned down the…

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More
  • Natalia from Missouri City, TX
  • 4
  • Dorm life is exciting because most people have never lived in that type of situation before. It's easy to get distracted with everything that may be going on like socials…

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • Sam from Round Rock, TX
  • 4
  • Austinites and Texans in general are very nice. Chances are you won't have much of a problem with your roommate. The dorms are quite old, but some new ones are…

  • Jan-05-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Matthew from Richardson, TX
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining plan is a little cryptic. Instead of having x number of meals a week, they give x number of Dining Dollars per year. However, once you get used to this different way of dining, it's quite easy to enjoy the wide selection of foods on campus.

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  • 4
  • Sara H.
  • Oct-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The two main all-you-can-eat dining halls on campus are pretty good. They have a great salad bar. There are also a number of other places on campus to get food. However, the best food is off-campus. Austin is a great place for food. From Kerbey Lane (open 24-hours, great specialty pancakes) to Teji's (fantastic Indian food) to Madam Mam's (great Thai place) to Torchy's Tacos (Tex-Mex at it's finest), and many, many more, the restaurants in Austin are a phenomenal.

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  • 4
  • Christine
  • Aug-22-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have some really nice restaurants on campus that you can go to for dinner or to eat out with friends.

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  • 5
  • Freshman
  • Jul-23-2014 I am a current student here

    You are in the great city of Austin. Food selection is beyond this world. Food and dining is a huge plus in large, urban schools like UT.

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  • 3
  • Claudia from Brownsville, TX
  • Jul-19-2014 I am a current student here

    UT has several cafeterias around campus that are very expensive. The food is usually pretty good, and there are several options around campus. There are also several food chain restaurants around campus and close to campus.

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  • 4
  • Sazla from Houston, TX
  • Jul-13-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is a cafe located in campus, and it's close to the dorms. It's the city of Austin, so there is restaurants all around the place to experience.

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  • 5
  • John from Katy, TX
  • Jul-01-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Absolutely love the food here. Everything on-campus is great, and there's even more once you get off.

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  • 5
  • Devin from Round Rock, TX
  • Jun-03-2014 I am a past student here

    There are SO many places around Austin that are unique and also taste great. Veggie Heaven is a delicious vegetarian place located on The Drag which is conveniently located next to UT. There are also good deals around several places throughout the week. Bar Louie's on 6th st. offers $1 burgers on Tuesdays with the purchase of a drink. You are always able to find a great deal somewhere.

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  • 3
  • Matt from San Antonio, TX
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Stick to the buffets if you want the standard meal plan to last all year. You can treat yourself to the other, more expensive dining areas on campus OCCASSIONALLY.

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  • 5
  • Abigail from Spring, TX
  • May-09-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are awesome original restaurants all around campus from all sorts of cultures.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Matthew from Richardson, TX
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    There's all party greek life and volunteer greek life available. However, their presence is small enough on campus that the you can avoid it altogether fairly easy if you want to.

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  • 0
  • Sara H.
  • Oct-10-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is enough of a presence on campus that it's certainly easy to become a part of and find a lot of others who feel the same, but it's not so big that you have to be a part of Greek life in order to be a part of the UT community. That's the advantage of going to a school with 50,000 people. A 28% (the percent of people at UT involved in Greek life) minority is still a lot of people.

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  • 0
  • Kimberly from San Antonio, TX
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Sororities and Fraternities are very popular at UT and being a part of one will ensure you have friends for life. Be careful of the constant partying that goes on though if you join one.

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  • 0
  • Kristina from Austin, TX
  • Feb-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Many students are involved in Greek Life here at UT. If you think Greek Life might be for you try rushing in the fall, it never hurts to try! If it turns out that Greek Life isn't for you, Spirit Clubs here at UT offer a similar vibe if you're looking for that group of friends.

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  • 0
  • Katherine from Austin, TX
  • Jan-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is always fun. It is a great way to meet new people and break down the large size of UT. It is a good way of making connections, making friends, and getting involved. I would recommend someone to greek in a heart beat.

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  • 0
  • Second-year at UT - 2014
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not part of it, but it seems to be very active and thriving. I'm sure you could find a good frat or sorority, if you wanted to.

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  • 0
  • Julia from Orient, OH
  • Nov-30-2013 I am a current student here

    I'm not into Greek life, but it is definitely a big thing at UT. You won't be left out if you aren't in though.

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