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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
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 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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  • 3
  • Student from Amarillo, TX
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options on campus, most of which have decent food. The only real downside is how expensive some meal options can be. It kinda sucks to buy a small sandwich, a bag of chips, and a drink and have to pay over $10.00 sometimes.

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  • 4
  • Tannia from Baytown, TX
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    It's awesome! There are two $5 buffets and several Dining Halls. Cypress Bends Cafe is amazing, they serve quesadillas and guacamole!

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  • 3
  • Kelsea from Cypress, TX
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    You can choose between a buffet style set up (J2/Kinsoving), or cafeteria style at the other locations. There are some small convenience stores on campus that have prepackaged sushi, sandwiches, salads and frozen meals as well. A lot of the on campus foods are covered in sodium, which the amounts can be seen on their nutrition page via the UT website.

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  • 3
  • Rania from Austin, TX
  • Dec-25-2014 I am a current student here

    I would rate the cafeteria food a 1, but the food just off campus is a 5. I've only eaten the cafeteria food once during orientation and I was full for an entire day because it was just so heavy. There are really great places to eat all along Guadalupe so you won't find yourself with a lack of good food (unless you're broke oops). Overall, I'd give it a rating right in the middle.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Sugar Land, TX
  • Dec-20-2014 I am a current student here

    UT is in Austin and Austin is definitely a foodie city. There are food trucks, fine dining, and everything in between usually accessible by bus for the car-less college student.

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  • 4
  • Texas Girl
  • Nov-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Different foods are available, and it's pretty good.

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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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  • 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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