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The University of Texas at Austin Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
37,689
Total Undergrads
Including 2,862 Part-time
7,275
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 42 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

7
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $1,380,268)
9
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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
  • Alexander from Kingsville, TX
  • 5
  • Dorm life, whether you prefer to live in the classic Jester Hall dorms with over three thousand fellow students or in the suites of Duren Hall, is wonderful. They'll feel…

  • Nov-25-2015 Read More
  • Brian from San Antonio, TX
  • 3
  • Dorm life varies between each residence hall. Each dorm has its own unique characteristics. For example, Jester is a lot more like a hotel in its layout, but there's no…

  • Jan-27-2016 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Alejandra from Dallas, TX
  • Aug-24-2016 I am a current student here

    The food at the cafeterias was not good. It sometimes made my stomach hurt. However, they do have fast food places like Chik-fil-A

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  • 5
  • michael from san antonio, tx
  • Aug-10-2016 I am a current student here

    the food is good and has a surprising variety of good, healthy food. there are also fast-food options on campus if that's your preference.

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  • 5
  • chelsea from san antonio, tx
  • Jul-16-2016 I am a past student here

    even the cafeteria food at jester city limits is good, and when they put a taco cabana in, i knew my account was doomed! there is a lot of fast food on campus, as well as popular food trucks for barbecue, egg rolls, and breakfast tacos. on "the drag" just west of campus, there is a wide selection of cafes and restaurants, whether you are looking for pizza, bubble tea, or thai food.

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  • 5
  • christi from round rock, tx
  • Jul-12-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    people complain about the dorm food, and i have only tried jester dorm food, but it really isn't all that bad. it is good quality and tastes homemade. but there are still plenty of viable options on the drag (guadeloupe st) and inside other dorms.

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  • 5
  • jordan from heath, tx
  • Jun-15-2016 I am a current student here

    the campus options are great, and there are plenty of options right outside of campus if none of them are suitable.

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  • 4
  • joshua from fort worth, tx
  • Apr-15-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    there are so many food options, so many cafeterias and a market just a few feet from campus. austin, texas is a gift to those in search of good food while in college.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Juan from Austin, TX
  • Mar-28-2016 I am a current student here

    I am not too familiar with this except that the parties are awesome. I remember one year a frat tried to get T-Pain to play at their house.

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  • 0
  • Mackenzie from Arlington, TX
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    It's a little too much for me honestly. It like if you are not in one, you are the outcast. It feels as though everyone is in one, but they don't run the school. There's so many other things to join and love, that you soon forget about them.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous from Austin, TX
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I don't associate with Greek life much, but it does seem to be pretty active. Some fraternities have hazing infractions, as all do, but that's all I know. Some parties can be cool.

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  • 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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