The University of Texas at Austin

UT Austin Housing Costs

How Do UT Austin's Housing Costs Compare to the National Average?

Make the very best college choice for you by understanding all of your college expenses. Begin by being familiar with just how much you will be paying a year for housing, food, and more.

On this page you will find:

UT Austin Living Expenses

Housing and dining costs at UT Austin are bundled together. In 2020 the average student paid about $11,812 for living expenses.

The following table outlines average prices at The University of Texas at Austin both for on-campus and off-campus housing and other charges.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $12,286 $12,286
Other Living Expenses $4,480 $4,480
Books and Supplies $714 $714
Total $17,480 $17,480

What is Room & Board Over Four Years? The Projected Total Comes to $80,406

There was an average 6.9% cost change each year over the past five years in UT Austin room & board costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current trends in housing and meal expenses carry on, we expect incoming freshmen in 2021 to spend about $18,458 in their first year of college. Students obtaining their associate degree would spend approximately $19,504 in their final year, while bachelor's degree students will likely spend about $21,819 for their final year.

Total room and board costs over four years would be approximately $80,406; for two years it will be about $37,963.


* estimated

Details on Living On Campus

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether UT Austin does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 7,784

Above Average Campus Living Expenses

UT Austin on-campus living expenses cost students $17,480, which is over the national average of $14,951.


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