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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
  • joshua from fort worth, tx
  • 4
  • from what i've seen of the dorms they seem a little small. however, that being said, they have everything you need to survive 4 years in college.…

  • Apr-15-2016 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 3
  • Brian from San Antonio, TX
  • Jan-27-2016 I am a current student here

    The food on campus is much better than the food served in high school cafeterias. We have many dining halls that vary in their selection and price. Littlefield Patio Cafe and Cypress Bend arguably offer the tastiest food on campus, but at a higher price. By far the cheapest place to eat is the J2 dining hall, which is a buffet at Jester. Students only have to pay a small fee to eat as much food as they want. However, the quality is not as good. There are many off campus restaurants nearby such as Chipotle, Cane's, and Austin's Pizza.

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  • 3
  • Caroline from Houston, TX
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    There are several dining locations. There are buffet style dining rooms in Jester and Kinsolving. There are Cafe's at Littlefield and San Jacinto (Cypress) and Jester (Jester City Limits). There is a market in Kinsolving and San Jacinto and Jester. The SAC has a Chick-fil-a, Zen, Taco Cabana and a Starbucks. The Union has plenty of dining options. You can use dine-in-dollars almost anywhere and otherwise you can pay with Bevo Bucks.

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  • 3
  • Mackenzie from Arlington, TX
  • Dec-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Food on campus is good. There are lots of dinning halls and fast food options even healthy fast food places as well, all within walking distance. And if you don't like, the Drag is right across the street with so many more options.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous from Austin, TX
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There's plenty of dining options, but sometimes they close at weird hours. Kinsolving has good food, but it starts to get tiring after awhile. Not sure about the food at Jester or J2. Littlefield cafe is good, but they only take dine-in dollars after 2pm. Also, be super careful about wasting your dine-in dollars and Bevo Bucks (esp. these, because you use these for laundry and everything). If you don't like dining halls, just do what I do and buy food from Kin's Market (they take dine-in).

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  • 4
  • Alexander from Kingsville, TX
  • Nov-25-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food choices are plentiful, but the quality of cooked food isn't quite where one might expect it to be. But if you ever get tired of campus food, just head on over to the Drag (Guadalupe Street) and grab something to eat, there.

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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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