The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university located in Austin, Texas, United States, and is the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The main campus is located less than a mile from the Texas State Capitol. UT Austin was named one of the original eight Public Ivy institutions. Founded in 1883, the university has had the fifth largest single-campus enrollment in the nation as of fall 2007 (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 19972003), with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. It currently holds the largest enrollment of all colleges in the state of Texas.

The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels.

The university contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry and the development of new knowledge. The university preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the states economy, serves the citizens through public programs and provides other public service.

The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of Texas and the United States. The University of Texas at Austin is a leading provider of education and research with a depth and diversity of resources unmatched by most other public universities. As an enduring symbol of the spirit of Texasbig, ambitious and boldthe university drives economic and social progress in Texas and serves our nation as a leading center of knowledge and creativity.

Contact info:

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712
Ph: (512) 475-7348
Web: http://www.utexas.edu

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