The University of Texas at Austin School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Austin, TX

$10,824

Avg in-state tuition

$38,326

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About The University of Texas at Austin

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Texas at Austin educates over 51,000 enrollees annually. These students have access to more than 150 undergraduate and 235 graduate programs. The school's acceptance rate is 32%, and its graduation rate is 86%. UT Austin is home to 17 libraries and seven museums, as well as over 1,300 student clubs and organizations. Researchers conduct their work at more than 200 research units and centers.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

32% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

High school GPA Considered (not required)

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1230-1480

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 27-33

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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51k

Students Enrolled

25%

Online Student Enrollment

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

40%

Hispanic

22%

Asian

19%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

Black

4%

Two or more races

3%

Unknown

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

53%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

5

Total Online Enrollment

12,770

Student Location Breakout

25% 75%

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate Not offered

Master's 4% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

23%

State Grant Aid

27%

Institution Grant Aid

39%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,771
State Grant Aid $6,842
Institution Grant Aid $5,158
Pell Grant Aid $4,604

Financial Outlook

$52k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.