About The University of Texas at Austin

Bird's eye view of UT Austin campus. Photo by Marsha Miller.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the flagship of The University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. The university is a driver of economic and social progress, serving its citizens as a leading center of knowledge and creativity. With origins that trace back to the 1827 Mexican government constitution for the state, the university has grown to a 431-acre main campus, enrolling over 51,000 students studying in nearly 120 bachelor degree programs and over 220 graduate programs across 18 colleges and schools, with a faculty of 3,100 supported by 21,000 professional staff. The University also includes the nearby, 223-acre Pickle Research Campus that is home to the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Institute for Geophysics.

UT Austin is widely known and respected for its academic stature and impact, ranking 15th among American public universities by the 2019 U.S. News and World Report. With over 49 programs that rank among the top 10 in the nation, UT Austin’s academic strengths span virtually all major disciplines. Faculty and research scientists are preeminent in virtually all fields of research and scholarship with sponsored projects awarded totaling more than $650 million annually.

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