Founded in 1833, the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the U.S. Since its beginning, UT Austin has grown from one building and 200-plus students to a 350-acre campus with an enrollment of over 50,000 students. UT of Austin’s 17 colleges and schools offer more than 170 fields of study for undergraduates. Students can choose from areas in Television, Design, Environmental Engineering, Astronomy and more. UT of Austin also offers studies in African and African Diaspora. AADS is committed to spreading the knowledge of artistic, political, intellectual and social experiences of Africans and people of African descent in the United States. Through its core values of Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity and Responsibility, UT Austin’s mission is to achieve excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service.

Location: Austin, TX

Type of Institution: Four-year, public research university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $4,673-$5,832 (price varies with desired major)

     • Out-of-State: $15,878-$18,198 (price varies with desired major)     `

Size: 51,000+ students

Percentage of African-American Students:  4%

Percentage of Men: 50%

Percentage of Women: 50%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Professional

Colleges/Schools: Architecture, Business,  Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Information, Law,  Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Geosciences, Social Work, Public Affairs, Graduate

Housing: On-campus housing provided: 14 residence halls, university apartments


     • Greek: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Kappa Alpha Psi

     • Others: African Students Association, Caribbean Students Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, National Black Law Students Association, Queer People of Color and Allies, African American Nursing Student Association, Black Business Student Association, Black Graduate Business Association, Black Health Professions Organization, Black Ink Association, Black Media Council, 

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Troy Coleman aka Cowboy Troy 

City Life: Outdoor festivals (Urban Music Festival), museums, art galleries, diverse culture, food, shopping, dining