University of Texas at Austin

Motto: Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Latin) Motto in English: Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy
Established: 1883 Type: Flagship state university
Endowment: US$15.6 billion President: William C. Powers, Jr.
Provost: Steven W. Leslie Faculty: 2,500
Staff: 14,000 Students:
Undergraduates: 36,878 Postgraduates: 12,818
Location: Austin, Texas, U.S. Campus: Urban, 350 acres (1.4 km²)
Former names: University of Texas (1883-1967) Colors:

Burnt orange, white        

Nickname: Texas Longhorns Mascot: University of Texas Longhorn logo Bevo

The University of Texas at Austin is the leading research university situated in Austin, Texas. It is the flagship organization of The University of Texas System. UT Austin was called the real eight “Public ivy” organization of higher edification, i.e., a community institution that “provides an Ivy League collegiate skill at a community school price.” It was established in 1883. At present it holds the prime conscription of all academics in the status of Texas.

University of Texas at Austin provides diverse supporting facilities away from the central campus, most particularly the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. The University of Texas at Austin is the foremost center for educational research and yearly over and above $400 million in financial support. Besides, the university's sporty programs were renowned by Sports exemplified as "America's Best Sports College" in 2002.

History of University of Texas at Austin

By the 1846s, Texas was occupied into the US. The state administration approved the Act of 1858, which put in the side $ 100,000 in US bonds towards edifice. Additionally, the administration elected land, formerly snobbish for the support of railroad creation, towards the academic’s fifty groups. While, the secession of Texas from the American Civil War and the Union banned for additional action on these devices.

In 1881, UT Austin was selected as the location of the focal academy and Galveston was chosen the site of the therapeutic unit. On the novel “College Hill,” an authorized ceremony started edifice on what is at present referred to the same as the pervious Central Building in the overdue 1882. The academy unlocked its gates on 15 September, 1883.

On the other hand, in 1930, deliberation went up about the requirements for the novel library gap, and the Major Building was demolished in 1934 in excess of the oppositions of many learners and staff. The Main Building and the contemporary day tower were created in it’s consign.
Legitimate restrictions against financial support building construction held back extension. University of Texas at Austin constructed 19 enduring structures flanked by 1950 and 1965, while it was specified the exact of reputed domain. And with this authority, the University of Texas at Austin acquired other properties adjoining forty acres.

University of Texas at Austin Academic

The academy has exceptional students, staff and faculty. The 600 learners are approximately divided amid graduates and undergraduates. Our facilities consists of architects with pioneering, primary design perform as, in addition to researchers with illustrious periodical and research collection. Our positions of teachers are encompassed of significant society planners, designers, interior, architectural historians and expert in historic preservation, urban design and design with climate. Our employees supports with the whole thing from computer services and the wood shop to profession guidance, alumni relations and job placement.

Austin, TX 78712 General information

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Type of institution: Public, 4-year or above
Federal Aid: Institution has a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal aid.
Degrees offered: Bachelor degree, Master's degree, Doctor's degree, First-Professional degree
Carnegie classification: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Number of students: 49,697 (2006)
2007-08 Undergraduate application fee: $60.00


Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students
Tuition and Fees 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06
In-State $7,670 $7,630 $6,972
Out of State $24,544 $20,364 $16,310
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800
Room and board $8,576 $8,176 $7,638
Other Expenses $3,240 $3,152 $3,000
Off Campus      
Room and board $8,576 $8,472 $7,638
Other Expenses $3,240 $3,152 $3,000
Off Campus w/ family      
Other Expenses $3,240 $3,152 $3,000
Financial aid 2005-2006

Financial aid to full-time, first-time undergraduate students

Type of Aid Percentage of students receiving aid Average amount of aid they received
Federal Grants (scholarship/fellowship) 21% $3,331
State/Local grants 41% $3,784
Institutional grants (scholarship/fellowship) 43% $3,268
Loans to students 40% $4,472
University of Texas at Austin Campus

University of Texas at Austin is abode to 17 libraries and 7 museums. It seized over about 8 million volumes. The assets of the university’s Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center comprise one of mere 21 remaining entire prints of the Gutenberg Bible and the initial enduring snaps, View from the Window at Le Gras, which is in use by Nicéphore Niépce. The most recent museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, released in April 2006 and hosts about 17,000 mechanisms from the United States, Latin America and Europe.
This university works a community radio station, KUT, it grants local FM broadcasts in addition to live streaming acoustic in excess of the Internet. The academy applies Capital Metro to offer bus carrying for learners around campus and all through Austin.

University of Texas at Austin Sports

The University of Texas at Austin provides an ample variety of intramural athletics programs. In the 2008, the university's sports program got fifth rank in the state surrounded by Division I schools, along with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Caused by the wideness of sports provided and the excellence of the programs, Texas was chosen as “America’s Best Sports College" in a 2002 analysis executed by Sports Illustrated. Besides it, Texas was counted as the position of number one Collegiate Licensing Company user for the second one following year in consideration of the sum of yearly trademark royalties established from the deals of its fan products. On the other hand, this position is based on users of the Collegiate Licensing Company. It doesn’t hold licensing for about three dozens big schools for instance USC, Texas A & M, UCLA, Michigan State and Ohio State.

University of Texas at Austin Faculty and research

In 2007, UT Austin engaged 2,300 permanent talented members, and 51 % who had permanent status. The faculty of University of Texas at Austin consists of champs of the Pulitzer Prize, Nobel Prize, National Medal of Technology, the National Medal of Science and many other awards.
Analysis of city center Austin from Main Mall, and South of the Main Building, the academy surpasses $446 million in yearly research financial support and it has produced extra than 400 copyright since its financial support.

University of Texas at Austin Library

The University of Texas at Austin library provides an educational community of 1500 permanent law students and 100 talented members. Moreover we greet members of the University of Texas at Austin group of people and members of the community to utilize our resources, facility and services. The employees are glad to grant allusion and research support, with guidance in using the compilation.
Library assortments are wide spread in terms of American rule. Moreover the library collects widely in foreign and international rule and in numerous interdisciplinary districts of study. And the Virtual Library is considered to be a comprehensive entry to online authorized research and to associates of the general community.
Lastly, Library employee members are ready to support in any case, if it is a query about legal research, reference, circulation or any other topic. Please make comfortable to get in touch with us.

University of Texas at Austin comprises the following colleges and schools:
  • College of Liberal Arts (1883)
  • College of Natural Sciences (1883)
  • School of Law (1883)
  • Cockrell School of Engineering (1894)
  • College of Education (1905)
  • Continuing Education (1909)
  • Graduate Studies (1910)
  • McCombs School of Business (1922)
  • College of Pharmacy (1893 in Galveston, moved to Austin 1927)
  • College of Fine Arts (1938)
  • School of Information (1948)
  • School of Social Work (1950)
  • School of Architecture (1951)
  • College of Communication (1965)
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs (1970)
  • School of Nursing (1976)
  • Jackson School of Geosciences (2005)
  • School of Undegraduate Studies (2008)