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The University of Texas at Austin Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on The University of Texas at Austin, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is The University of Texas at Austin Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

The University of Texas at Austin was awarded 306 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geological and earth sciences.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UT Austin is ranked #91 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

UT Austin is also ranked #2 out of 85 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Austin?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to The University of Texas at Austin you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 36%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 73% of students accepted to UT Austin submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 740.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 620 to 720 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 600 to 740 )
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UT Austin received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 26 to 33 )
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The University of Texas at Austin Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At The University of Texas at Austin, this ratio is 18 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at The University of Texas at Austin is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Texas at Austin

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of Texas at Austin has a freshmen retention rate of 95%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UT Austin for first-time, full-time students is 52%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at UT Austin

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 40,492 undergraduates at UT Austin with 37,740 being full-time and 2,752 being part-time.

UT Austin Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 94.48 out of 100, UT Austin is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.48 out of 100
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How Much Does The University of Texas at Austin Cost?

The overall average net price of UT Austin is $16,505. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UT Austin

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,374 $12,371 $14,906 $19,869 $23,958

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UT Austin, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UT Austin, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $5,887 a year. That adds up to $23,548 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is 2.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UT Austin Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UT Austin with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,200 in their early years. That's great news for UT Austin students since it is 46% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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See which majors at The University of Texas at Austin make the most money.

Location of The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution located in Austin, Texas. Austin is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of The University of Texas at Austin

Contact details for UT Austin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-471-3434
Website: www.utexas.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UTAustinTX
Twitter: http://twitter.com/utaustin

The University of Texas at Austin Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 113 majors graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. Of these students, 10,098 received undergraduate degrees and 4,299 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 638 $29,100
Economics 532 $52,200
Public Relations & Advertising 459 $41,000
General Psychology 395 $29,700
Political Science & Government 366 $37,100
Computer Information Systems 365 $76,200
Electrical Engineering 339 $76,300
Finance & Financial Management 331 $66,800
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 304 $36,500
Mathematics 294 $50,700

Learn more about the majors offered at The University of Texas at Austin along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UT Austin

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 12,700 students took at least one online class at The University of Texas at Austin. This is an increase from the 11,329 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 12,700 154
2016-2017 11,329 122
2015-2016 9,003 120
2014-2015 7,021 85
2013-2014 5,251 82

Learn more about online learning at The University of Texas at Austin.

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