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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 17 colleges and schools and more than 50,000 students.
The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.

With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.

More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.

The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.

The University of Texas at Austin
is Austin’s largest employer and one of the largest in the state of Texas. Generating $8.2 billion in business activity, the university creates more than 80,000 jobs and more than $2 billion in personal income annually.
Through annual events such as Explore UT, Gone to Texas, Austin Science Fun Day, Texas Memorial Museum Identification Day and Longhorn Halloween, the university opens its doors to the Austin community and shares its wealth of resources. Each spring, more than 30,000 visitors are drawn to campus for music, marches and spectacular fireworks in celebration of commencement.

Staff and students
contribute more than three million hours of volunteer service to the community every year. Three out of four of the university’s students volunteer at least once a year, many through events sponsored by one of the 900 organized student groups.

Academic Units
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • Graduate Degree Programs
  • Organized Research Units
Interdisciplinary Academic Units
  • Center for Cellular and Molecular Toxicology
  • Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program
  • Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation
  • Environmental Science Institute
  • Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Institute for Neuroscience
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Texas Materials Institute


Courses and Masters at this school

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