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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
  • Lauren from Palm City, FL
  • 5
  • Dorm life can be good or bad. It all depends on you and your roommate. I was very fortunate to get a great roommate freshman year. The key to success…

  • Jun-18-2012 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Aug-15-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    UT has a lot of food choices like Taco Cabana and Chick-fil-a.

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  • 5
  • Miranda from Brownsville, TX
  • Aug-12-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are so many options! Buffets, cafes, and sit-down restaurants are all available offering tasty food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, there are eateries situated all across campus, so you never have to walk too far to get a snack.

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  • 5
  • Andrew
  • Jul-23-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Austin has great food anywhere. Very healthy food options too.

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  • 4
  • John Doe from Houston, TX
  • May-25-2015 I am a current student here

    I've eaten on campus a few times and I can say the food is pretty good. Eating in the cafeteria style dining halls can get pretty expensive, so I suggest eating at the buffet style dining halls, even if the quality is a little lacking at times.

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  • 4
  • Norman from Angleton, TX
  • Apr-05-2015 I am a current student here

    For places that have all-you-can-eat buffets for only about $5, such as Kinsolving Dining Hall or J2 Dining, you can definitely get the most bang for your buck. The menus change everyday and you get to try lots of different ethnic and cultural foods that you would never have tried before. The staff are always accommodating to any special needs or requests.

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  • 5
  • Someone from Austin, TX
  • Mar-19-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeterias are great, and then there are multitudes of amazing amazing delicious restaurants all around Austin. You're never more than a few minutes away from an amazing meal.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Plano, TX
  • Feb-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Having a dining hall downstairs is amazingly convenient, though the hours are not so convenient for a night owl like me. For that, JCL is open until 11PM, to serve most of my food needs. The pick-what-you-want layout helps waste less food, as you're much more likely to actually eat what you buy and waste less food and money.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Someone from Austin, TX
  • Mar-19-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Kinda sketchy with some of the recent happenings, but all of the people I know love their chapter and the friends they make. There's definitely a strong scene here.

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  • 0
  • Tannia from Baytown, TX
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big part of UT but it's not everything. There's also plenty of spirit organizations that are similar to sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Houston, TX
  • Nov-21-2014 I am a current student here

    I am actually in a sorority and I love it. Though it's a bit pricey, it gives you instant friends and a shoulder to lean on before and after those stressful exams.

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  • 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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