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The University of Texas at Austin Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,862 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 42 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $1,380,268)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $332,368)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 116 108 - Yes
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 14 11 - Yes
Football 117 - - -
Golf 11 11 Yes Yes
Rowing - 108 Yes -
Soccer - 20 Yes Yes
Softball - 15 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 37 32 - Yes
Tennis 11 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.4%
Hispanic 16.0%
Non-resident alien 9.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 52.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 100
Liquor Law Violation 119
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 12
Property Crime 46

Notable Alumni

  • Dan Rather, journalist
  • Janis Joplin, musician
  • Joel Coen, writer/director
  • Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady
  • Laura Bush, former First Lady
  • Matthew McConaughey, actor
  • Michael Dell, computers
  • Owen Wilson, actor
  • Renee Zellweger, actress
  • Walter Cronkite, journalist
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alexander from Kingsville, TX
  • 5
  • Dorm life, whether you prefer to live in the classic Jester Hall dorms with over three thousand fellow students or in the suites of Duren Hall, is wonderful. They'll feel…

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  • Brian from San Antonio, TX
  • 3
  • Dorm life varies between each residence hall. Each dorm has its own unique characteristics. For example, Jester is a lot more like a hotel in its layout, but there's no…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Juan from Brownsville, TX
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Although I have only tried their food once, I can say that it is amazing! They have great service in the dining halls, various dining halls and cafes to relax and eat, and there is a large variety of meals to choose from. From carnivorous foods to herbivorous meals, their options are limitless!

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  • 4
  • Samuel from Frisco, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are a lot of dining opportunities on campus and the food is cheap and actually pretty good. I ate at one of the cafeterias when I visited as a high school sophomore and honestly enjoyed the dining options. Austin's become a very trendy city in recent years, so there are also plenty of restaurants just off the campus that have some modestly-priced eats.

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  • 5
  • A Friend from Ohio
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I've heard the food here is way better than you'd expect, though I've never eaten here. I also hear the lunchroom is lovely.

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  • 3
  • Kristen - Cypress, TX
  • I am a current student here

    A great variety of options all over campus that are reasonably priced. However, like with most cafeteria food, you get tired of it about halfway through the year when you’re living on campus.

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  • 3
  • Marissa from Spring, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Yall, I really enjoyed the food at first, but after a while, I was tired of eating the same thing over and over again. If you're like me and will be on a budget, aka not going out for food 3+ times a week, and will eat from the dining halls on a meal plan. Really watch your dine-in dollars and bevo bucks! My friend and I did some calculations, and if you are not frugal, you will go through all that money before the school year ends. Eat enough to stay healthy but don't overeat! The buffets on campus become my best friends towards the end of the year when money was getting tight. For $5 they allow access to all you can eat buffet and drinks for as long as you stay there (a pretty good deal when you have time to spend there, but again, don't overeat). I feel like there could be more options, but I am sure they are also on a budget. Some food lines were always good, and some you could not trust. Be nice to the people working in the dining halls, eventually, you will see familiar faces and to guarantee great service, just treat others how you would want to be treated.

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  • 5
  • Denisse - El Paso, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Living on campus the first year could not have helped me more. I am a pre-med student, so I had to be studying ALL the time, and I worried about not being able to eat sometimes. What’s so great about UT is that there’s always something around where you can eat, and it’s healthy and delicious! The food in my dorm, Kinsolving, was the best out of every dorm; the staff was so friendly, and it was great always having somewhere to eat.

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  • 4
  • Destine from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The dining halls food is basically the same thing every week, so it can get tiring. But since the campus big, there is different cafes and fast food places all around campus. Also around campus there are a variety food places to eat at that are within walking distances. They added a target on campus so if you like cooking, there a grocery store close by.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Juan from Brownsville, TX
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have not experienced greek life, but from what I have seen and heard, the greek life on campus is humongous and very entertaining. There are so many fraternities and sororities to choose from and every single fraternity or sorority will make you feel like part of the family. They will teach you valuable traits that only fraternities and sororities will teach you, and you will also become very involved with the community.

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  • 0
  • Samuel from Frisco, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Greek life looks like a huge deal to the party crowd. Going just off campus grounds, there are lots of frat houses and big party centers. If you're into this sort of thing, UT is probably a great choice.

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  • 0
  • Jillian from Las Vegas, NV
  • I am a current student here

    This is very prominent, with crazy wild weekend parties, don't tell your parents, make sure no one takes your picture. Everything you image can and will happen. I just don't have the time to attend.

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  • 0
  • Malyne from Buda, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I am not involved in Greek life, but I am close to many sororities and fraternities and they have done a-lot of activities on campus through out the year, especially if you live close to West campus.

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  • 0
  • Jose from Pharr, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The frats are very friendly people they participate in many events you will see them all across the campus.

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  • 0
  • Grant from Houston, TX
  • I am a current student here

    If you know UT, you know that we have a huge greek life. A lot of people on capmus are involved in some frat/sorority and would love to talk to you about it. They are always hosting parties and philantrophy events that serve the community.

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  • 0
  • Joanna from Austin, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Party-centric with underage drinking, but the drinking isn't forced upon anyone. Just know it's mostly partying though.

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  • 0
  • Mimi
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life is open. There are many fraternities and sororities for anyone to come see. They are involved in a lot of volunteer events.

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  • 0
  • Juan from Austin, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I am not too familiar with this except that the parties are awesome. I remember one year a frat tried to get T-Pain to play at their house.

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  • 0
  • Mackenzie from Arlington, TX
  • I am a current student here

    It's a little too much for me honestly. It like if you are not in one, you are the outcast. It feels as though everyone is in one, but they don't run the school. There's so many other things to join and love, that you soon forget about them.

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