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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
  • 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
  • Michael from San Antonio, TX
  • 4
  • The dorm life is nice. Make sure to pick a dorm that you are comfortable with. For example, Jester is huge, loud, and cramped. Although it is very lively and…

  • Dec-06-2017 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jillian from Las Vegas, NV
  • Apr-01-2018 I am a current student here

    The BBQ is great, but some distance for the upper end restaurants, You'll need to access transportation or get a friend to drive. The food overall is excellent off campus with significant fast food on campus for emergencies.

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  • 5
  • Malyne from Buda, TX
  • Mar-25-2018 I am a current student here

    Food at the two main dining halls is well cooked, all you can eat and easy to access. The one closes to me, I got tired of its food quick, but now I'm grateful it's so close because in the morning and at dinner time it is easy to get what I need and even bring my food back to my dorm.

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  • 5
  • Helen from Ballinger, TX
  • Feb-15-2018 I am a current student here

    Some of the dining halls are buffet style so you never have anything twice. Smaller eating locations, like Littlefield Patio, are small and quaint. The meal plans are amazing and last forever.

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  • 5
  • Michael from San Antonio, TX
  • Dec-06-2017 I am a current student here

    UT has a ton of dining options and even makes it cheaper by allowing you to pay with a currency called "Bevo Bucks." There are a couple places to eat on campus, like The Union and The SAC which include Taco Cabana, Chick-fil-a, and Wendy's. The two main dining halls are Kins and J2. They are both buffets that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. they serve different specialty meals daily, along with burgers, fries, and fresh greens. We are also incredibly fortunate to have restaurants all along Guadalupe.

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  • 4
  • Chelsea Jenkins from Houston, TX
  • Nov-10-2017 I am a current student here

    You have different choices and variety of foods here on campus and in Austin period. It's fun to try new things as well. Food trucks are very popular in Austin and as well on campus.

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  • 3
  • Lyon from Pflugerville, TX
  • Aug-22-2017 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, depending on where you eat on-campus, food can be expensive. That being said, on-campus food options are varied and healthy.

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  • 3
  • Grant from Houston, TX
  • Aug-15-2017 I am a current student here

    There aren't too many good food places on campus besides the SAC and Cypress Bend Cafe so be prepared to eat a lot of chic-fil-a or buy your own groceries.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jillian from Las Vegas, NV
  • Apr-01-2018 I am a current student here

    This is very prominent, with crazy wild weekend parties, don't tell your parents, make sure no one takes your picture. Everything you image can and will happen. I just don't have the time to attend.

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  • 0
  • Malyne from Buda, TX
  • Mar-25-2018 I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek life, but I am close to many sororities and fraternities and they have done a-lot of activities on campus through out the year, especially if you live close to West campus.

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  • 0
  • Jose from Pharr, TX
  • Nov-10-2017 I am a current student here

    The frats are very friendly people they participate in many events you will see them all across the campus.

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  • 0
  • Grant from Houston, TX
  • Aug-15-2017 I am a current student here

    If you know UT, you know that we have a huge greek life. A lot of people on capmus are involved in some frat/sorority and would love to talk to you about it. They are always hosting parties and philantrophy events that serve the community.

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  • 0
  • Joanna from Austin, TX
  • Jan-15-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Party-centric with underage drinking, but the drinking isn't forced upon anyone. Just know it's mostly partying though.

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  • 0
  • Mimi
  • Oct-09-2016 I am a current student here

    The greek life is open. There are many fraternities and sororities for anyone to come see. They are involved in a lot of volunteer events.

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  • 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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