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The University of Texas at Austin Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on The University of Texas at Austin? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors UT Austin offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is The University of Texas at Austin Ranked?

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2022 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 3,724 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is marine science.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, UT Austin is ranked #52 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. 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 #91 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UT Austin also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UT Austin?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at The University of Texas at Austin is a competitive 32%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 79% 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 610 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 610 to 720 )
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SAT Math Scores for The University of Texas at Austin  ( 600 to 750 )
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UT Austin received ACT scores from 47% 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 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 82%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  82 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 97%. 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  97 out of 100
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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 61%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100
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The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Student Diversity

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?

The overall average net price of UT Austin is $18,023. 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 +
$12,203 $13,575 $15,757 $20,454 $24,670

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 30% of students took out student loans averaging $5,777 a year. That adds up to $23,108 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UT Austin is 2.7%. 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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Location of The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public institution located 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
Website: https://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 109 majors graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. Of these students, 10,724 received undergraduate degrees and 4,251 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 628 $32,450
Public Relations & Advertising 567 $46,570
Economics 450 $55,873
Computer Information Systems 445 $87,663
General Psychology 431 $34,239
Finance & Financial Management 411 $72,588
Electrical Engineering 359 $82,440
Political Science & Government 328 $41,450
Mathematics 319 $53,262
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 315 $32,078

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 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 2019-2020, 46,617 students took at least one online class at The University of Texas at Austin. This is an increase from the 12,770 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 46,617 23,463
2018-2019 12,770 133
2017-2018 12,700 154
2016-2017 11,329 122
2015-2016 9,003 120

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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