University of Texas at Austin Profile


U Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, and Pharmacy; and the Schools of Architecture, Nursing, and Social Work. Its 360-acre urban campus is located in Austin.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 47% of 32,589 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: December 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Not Considered
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 643 average  580-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 607 average  540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 608 average  540-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 28 average  25-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: In-state: $25,394  Out-of-state: $48,662
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $9,792 Out-of-state: $33,060
Room and Board: $10,946
Average Percent of Need Met: 75%
Average Freshman Award: $12,496
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: $25,227


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 2,688
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: (None)
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 31
Award Notification:On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal Methodology
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003658: Free

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