Austin is the place to be!
Both UT and city of Austin are highly ranked in the nation.
Posted: July 14, 2010
The Longhorn Battalion consistently has a high percentage of cadets that return from their month long evaluation in Ft. Lewis, Washington with an E (excellent) evaluation. In addition to the cadets' own prowess and the exceptional instructors that train and develop the students, some of the cadets' success can also be attributed to the city and school.
With the combination of the university's intellectual capital and the city's eclectic feel, Austin is ranked among the top places in the nation to live, work, and learn. For example, Austin has been touted the No. 2 most innovative city by Forbes magazine in its “America’s Most Innovative Cities” ranking. Forbes pointed out Austin’s impressive number of patents, and even cited the Cockrell School of Engineering as one of the city’s “secret weapons in the innovation race.” As a result of the creative Austin atmosphere, the cadets have an environment that is not only conducive to their learning, but the environment also helps to keep the cadets optimistic and in turn motivated to continually improve on their tactical and technical skills and maintain a high level of ethical conduct where they can also inspire and lead others.
article source: http://www.utexas.edu/know/2010/06/03/austin_rankings/
More noteworthy commendations by U.S. News and World Report below:
Best Undergraduate Engineering Program: UT ranked 9
Best Undergraduate Business Program: UT ranked 6
Undergraduate Engineering Specialty (computers): UT ranked 8
Undergraduate Engineering Specialty (chemical): UT ranked 6
Undergraduate Engineering Specialty (mechanical): UT ranked 10
Austin's Professional Life: Austin Ranked 10 by Forbes