The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, founded in 1883, ranks among the 40 best universities in the world. As the flagship university of America’s second-largest state, it supports some 51,000 diverse students with top national programs across 18 colleges and schools. It is consistently rated a top educational value, and Austin is ranked America’s top city in which to live.

Texas is a leader in energy, computer science, entrepreneurship and national security, and its alumni include Nobel laureates. UT attracts nearly $800 million annually for research. Alumni include founders or co-founders of Dell Computers, American Airlines, Dreamworks, 7-Eleven, National Instruments, Carmax, and Clear Channel Communications.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you are a high school senior or a student who has graduated from high school but has not yet enrolled at another college or university, you should apply for freshman admission. You are still considered a first-year candidate if you were enrolled in concurrent high school and college courses, or you chose to take time off from schooling after high school graduation and have not yet applied to a college or university. UT accepts priority (U.S. applicants only) and regular decision first-year applications. For summer/fall semesters, the priority deadline is November 1. The regular decision deadline is December 1. For spring semesters, the regular decision deadline is September 1 (spring application not available via Common App). More information regarding our application process can be found here.


If you have already started your post-secondary studies at another college or university after graduating from high school or earning a GED and have or will have earned 24 semester hours of required transferable coursework at another college or university, you can apply for transfer admission. Please note that the option to use coursework in progress is not available for spring semester applicants. For summer/fall semesters, the regular decision deadline is March 1. For spring semesters, the regular decision deadline is September 1 (spring application not available via Common App). More information regarding our application process can be found here.

Additional Information

Freshman applicants are automatically considered for scholarships when they apply for admission – there is no separate application needed. Students must also file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to be considered for merit and need-based awards. For more information, visit

With the Texas Advance Commitment, Texas residents with financial need and family adjusted gross incomes (AGI) of up to $65,000 will have their tuition completely covered. Families with AGIs of up to $125,000 are eligible for need-based aid.

Visit us

There’s no better way to experience the Longhorn spirit than by visiting our campus, affectionately referred to as the Forty Acres. We’re home to unparalleled traditions, brilliant minds, top-ranked academics and diverse cultures – all within the bustling, creative backdrop of Texas’s capital. If you plan to visit us in person, we invite you to schedule a walking tour. Our colleges, schools and campus resources offer interest sessions to complement your visit to campus. We also offer virtual opportunities to explore campus, such as our Virtual 360 Tour, and virtual sessions.

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Admissions office

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School location

Admissions Welcome Center, 101 E. 21st Street
Austin, TX 78712, United States of America

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