The UT Advantage

There are many reasons why The University of Texas at Austin is the best place for your program, including superior academic and research opportunities and prime location in one of the most exciting cities in the United States.

Why UT?

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  • Tier-1 research university
  • Ranked in the top 30 universities in the world
  • Large and diverse international student and faculty population
  • Globally ranked colleges and degrees
  • World-class facilities, services and endless resources
  • Comprehensive support services for international participants
  • Ideal location in the fastest growing and most entrepreneurial city in the United States



More About UT

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The University of Texas at Austin is a tier-1 research university with 18 colleges and schools. Home to more than 3,000 faculty and 52,000 students, UT is world renowned for its academic programs, libraries, and art museums.

  • 51,000 students
  • 24,000 faculty & staff
  • 18 colleges & schools
    • 170 undergraduate fields
    • 154 master’s programs
    • 86 doctoral programs
    • 170 undergraduate fields
    • 223 graduate programs
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Nationally and internationally-ranked colleges and schools:

  • 2nd in Education
  • 4th in Architecture
  • 5th in Communication
  • 8th in Geosciences
  • 8th in Business
  • 10th in Engineering
  • 14th in Law
  • 16th in Public Affairs

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More About the City of Austin

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The City of Austin is situated on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of central Texas, known as the Hill Country. Rolling hills dotted with lakes and streams provide a beautiful setting for the downtown capital area and UT. The Capitol building, iconic UT Tower, and downtown office buildings create a skyline, which reflects the city itself – a center for government, education, and commerce.

Austin is hailed for its prowess in entrepreneurship and innovation. It is known for world-class technology research and commercialization community and is home to world and regional headquarters for companies such as Dell, Google, Facebook, Samsung, and Apple.

Home to an international airport with expanding flight service, Austin is also close to San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas Fort Worth. In addition, to Austin’s own plethora of restaurants, live music, museums, outdoor activities, and other attractions, opportunities for cultural immersion are endless.

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