Welcome from the President
Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation.
Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from every state and more than 100 countries.
We’re a university with world talent and Texas traditions. Discover more about us online and come visit our beautiful campus in person.
— President William Powers Jr.
I want to share with you a very important development. UT Austin recently received a research grant of $58 million to head a team studying methane hydrate, a substance found in abundance beneath the ocean floor and under Arctic permafrost. The U.S. Department of Energy is providing more than $41 million, with the remainder coming from industry and research partners. The fact that this is one of the largest research grants in the...
Our Mission and Honor Code
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.
Student Honor Code
“As a student of The University of Texas at Austin, I shall abide by the core values of the University and uphold academic integrity.”
Read more about our mission, core purpose and honor code.
Core Purpose and Values
To transform lives for the benefit of society.
Learning - A caring community, all of us students, helping one another grow.
Discovery - Expanding knowledge and human understanding.
Freedom - To seek the truth and express it.
Leadership - The will to excel with integrity and the spirit that nothing is impossible.
Individual Opportunity - Many options, diverse people and ideas, one university.
Responsibility - To serve as a catalyst for positive change in Texas and beyond.
Fast Facts about the University
President: William Powers Jr.
Degrees awarded yearly: 12,000
Continuing education enrollment: 300,000
Undergraduate academic costs for resident: $9,418 for 2010-11
Employees: About 24,000 staff and faculty members
Registered student organizations: 1,100
Student enrollment: About 51,000 students
Operating budget: $2.14 billion for 2010
Research funding: $644 million for 2009-10
Museums and libraries: Seven museums and 17 libraries
Alumni: About 450,000
Mascot: Bevo, the Texas longhorn
Colors: Burnt orange and white