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University of Texas, Austin


The University of Texas at Austin is a major research institution founded in 1883 and currently occupying 300 acres with over 110 buildings. It is one of the only three Southwestern members of the Association of American Universities and offers graduate programs that rate highly in a number of fields. In an assessment of doctoral programs by The Conference Board of Associate Research Centers, three UT Austin programs-botany, linguistics and Spanish-received scores ranking them in the top five in the U.S. and five additional programs- Germanic languages, civil engineering, classics, zoology, and computer sciences, ranked in the top ten.

UT Austin has produced more than half of the world's Ph.D.'s in petroleum engineering, and the College of Education has graduate more community college presidents and deans than any other university in the nation.

Master's degrees are available in over 90 fields and doctoral degrees in over 70.

Computer resources are abundant at UT Austin. The university is ranked number 1 in the nation among 107 institutions cited for the use of computers in teaching and learning. Among the facilities available is the University of Texas System Center for High Performance Computing, which serves both research and instructional supercomputing needs for all of the UT system.

Additional research centers include the MacDonald Observatory for Astronomy, the Marine Science Institute (http://wwwutmsi.zo.utexas.edu), the Population Research Center, and the Council for Advanced Transportation Research.

There are around 34,900 undergraduate and 10,977 graduate students, of which 29% are minority and 11% Hispanic. Single-sex and coed residence halls are available, as is off-campus married housing.Overview

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1883
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 37,037
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $2,473,962,757
Admissions Address

Main Building, Room 7
Austin, TX 78712-1111



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Bruce Walker
Admissions office telephone: (512) 475-7440
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/freshmen/admission/requirements/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 1
Total academic units 16 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Considered
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 49%
Total applicants: 27,315
Total acceptances: 13,307
Total freshman enrollment: 7,417
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 13,225
Male acceptances: 6,067
Male freshman enrollment: 3,391
Female applicants: 14,090
Female acceptances: 7,240
Female freshman enrollment: 4,026
Out-of-state freshmen: 6%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 70%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 93%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 99%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 99%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 94%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 540 – 670
Math: 580 – 700
Combined: 1120 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.4% 26.4%
600-699 40.3% 42.5%
500-599 31.1% 24.0%
400-499 11.7% 6.5%
300-399 1.4% 0.6%
200-299 0.1% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 30
Math: 24 – 30
Composite: 23 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 22.0% 25.1% 27.8%
24-29 50.3% 41.8% 51.2%
18-23 23.6% 25.7% 16.3%
12-17 4.0% 6.4% 4.7%
6-11 0.0% 0.9% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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