The College Campus: University of Texas – Austin
By: Brianna A.
In the heart capital of the big red state, lies the University of Texas-Austin. On September 15, 1883, UT-Austin opened its doors to 221 students. Many years later, the university has grown its student population and now more than 40,000 students are full-time undergrads at UT-Austin. This university has a great reputation as it ranks number 18 for the best public universities in the United States.
UT-Austin is a selective school, with an acceptance rate of 40%. The average ACT scores for 2016 were 29, and the average SAT scores were 1275. The in-state tuition as of 2016 was $10,200, while the out-of-state tuition was $36,000. The university has 170 different majors. They have a highly acclaimed nursing, engineering, and business program. UT’s school of business ranked number 7 for the best business program across the country, and their nursing program ranked number 22 out of the best 300 nursing programs in the country. Their most popular majors include business, biology, computer science, liberal arts, and economics. Their six-year graduation rate is 81% and 93% of UT-Austin graduates found employment 2 years or less after graduation.
The University of Texas at Austin would be great for anyone who is looking to attend a top, large public university. They offer a variety of majors for students to choose from, and numerous on-campus clubs and activities! Because Austin is home to such a large university, many of the activities in the city are oriented towards young adults. The city of Austin is the Live Music Capital of the world, with many live local bands playing on streets, restaurants, or venues. The city also has many leisure activities like hiking, swimming in the lakes, visiting free museums, or the yearly festivals!
If you are looking to attend a large public university or live in a large city, with a diverse population for the next four years, then the University of Austin Texas might be for you!