The University of Texas at Austin is a community of talented and open-minded individuals from all over the world who celebrate and encourage the free exchange of ideas and cultural differences in and outside the classroom.
Students come to the university to take advantage of some of the finest academic programs in the nation. And once on campus they interact with other students, professors, staff and campus visitors while discovering the breadth and depth of resources the university offers, expanding their learning opportunities beyond the classroom – often across the globe.
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Undergraduate students learn about themselves and their world through freshman and academic honors programs, study abroad opportunities and Signature Courses designed specifically to introduce first-year students to the best the university has to offer and to the university's treasures.
First-year Interest Groups from the School of Undergraduate Studies and special programs administered by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the Division of Student Affairs also help students to make the transition to life as a college student and to help them find their niche on campus.
Many students join our 1000+ campus organizations. They can also volunteer or participate in recreational sports by playing on an intramural team, swimming laps in our heated outdoor pool or working out in one of four gyms. Parents can join Texas Parents to stay informed of important dates, deadlines and events.
Students, parents and visitors alike can frequently find world-class musicians and speakers on campus through the Student Events Center or Texas Performing Arts, or spend a day on campus browsing the stacks in one of the many libraries or visiting one of our university gems.