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The University of Texas at Austin Data & Information Overview

423 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
29% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is The University of Texas at Austin Ranked?

#36 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in TX
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 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 423 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts / sciences & humanities.

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Overall Quality

UT Austin is ranked #36 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UT Austin held the #52 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 115 colleges in Texas, UT Austin is ranked at #2.

See all of the rankings for The University of Texas at Austin.

Is It Hard to Get Into UT Austin?

29% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
56% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 29%, UT Austin is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.

Average Test Scores

About 56% 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 730. Math scores were between 610 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 620 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 610 to 770 )
UT Austin received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 27 to 33 )

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The University of Texas at Austin Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
84% Full Time Teachers

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 17 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

Retention and Graduation Rates at The University of Texas at Austin

96% Freshmen Retention
66% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The University of Texas at Austin has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. 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.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

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 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Student Diversity

37,404 Full-Time Undergraduates
58.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
56.2% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 40,048 undergraduates at UT Austin with 37,404 being full-time and 2,644 being part-time.

How Much Does The University of Texas at Austin Cost?

$18,350 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
$23,056 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UT Austin is $18,350. 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 +
$13,753 $14,977 $16,134 $20,425 $25,888

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UT Austin, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,764 a year. That adds up to $23,056 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is 2.3%. 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?

$67,839 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UT Austin make around $67,839 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for UT Austin students since it is 60% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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

Location of The University of Texas at Austin

Texas State
37,404 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution situated in Austin, Texas. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for UT Austin are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-471-3434

The University of Texas at Austin Majors

109 Majors With Completions
10,486 Undergraduate Degrees
4,263 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 109 majors graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. Of these students, 10,486 received undergraduate degrees and 4,263 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 679 $29,918
Public Relations & Advertising 561 $44,918
Computer Information Systems 438 $89,133
General Psychology 415 $31,788
Finance & Financial Management 391 $69,505
Economics 354 $50,245
Public Health 351 $30,973
Electrical Engineering 332 $81,984
Political Science & Government 315 $37,562
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 307 $29,928

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

46% Take At Least One Class Online
1% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 23,707 students took at least one online class at The University of Texas at Austin. This is a decrease from the 46,617 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 23,707 509
2019-2020 46,617 23,463
2018-2019 12,770 133
2017-2018 12,700 154
2016-2017 11,329 122

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

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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