A Public Ivy and space-grant institution, the University of Texas at Austin is a major center for academic research. It is one of the largest schools in the US and considered “more selective” in admissions. U.S. News World & Report has ranked its schools as some of the top in the nation, including the Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business, and Jackson School of Geosciences.
The University of Texas at Austin is perhaps THE most underrated university in the United States, especially in the realm of STEM. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and while the tradeoff for such a large university existing in a rather small area is horrible parking, the closeness of everything shortens walking distances and truly makes one feel at home. Either way, any point on the campus is just a stone's throw away from beautiful downtown Austin.