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Student Profile — 2003
The Student Body

 

Classification

Freshman13.7 %
Sophomore 15.8 %
Junior 18.3 %
Senior 26.8 %
Law 2.9 %
Graduate 22.5 %

Residency

The proportion of students from Texas decreased slightly from 2002. Out-of-state student enrollment increased slightly. The largest number of out-of-state students are from California, followed by New York, Louisiana, Illinois, and Florida. The largest number of foreign students are from India, followed by the Republic of Korea, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Mexico.

  • Texas — 80.7 %
  • Out of state — 10.3 %
  • International — 9.0 %

Ethnicity




Undergraduate Ethnicity
Ethnicity N
2002-2003
%
2002-2003
N
2003-2004
%
2003-2004
White 24,453 61.7 23,254 60.6
American Indian 175 0.4 148 0.4
African American 1,372 3.5 1,400 3.6
Asian American 6,616 16.7 6,541 17.0
Hispanic 5,459 13.8 5,505 14.3
Foreign 1,411 3.6 1,362 3.5
Unknown 175 0.4 173  
Total 39,661   38,383  



Trends in Fall Undergraduate
Enrollment by Ethnicity
Ethnicity 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
White 24,007 24,341 24,199 24,453 23,254
American Indian 166 175 164 175 148
African American 1,277 1,298 1,335 1,372 1,400
Asian American 5,372 5,695 6,124 6,616 6,541
Hispanic 5,106 5,152 5,236 5,459 5,505
Foreign 1,158 1,364 1,339 1,411 1,362
Unknown 73 137 212 175 173



Graduate Ethnicity
Ethnicity N
2002-2003
%
2002-2003
N
2003-2004
%
2003-2004
White 5,931 55.0 6,223 53.9
American Indian 35 0.3 32 0.3
African American 248 2.2 263 2.3
Asian American 586 5.3 647 5.6
Hispanic 797 7.2 853 7.4
Foreign 3,270 29.4 3,239 28.0
Unknown 247 2.2 294 2.5
Total 11,114   11,551  



National Merit and National Achievement Scholars Enrolled
Year New Nat. Merit Scholars Total Nat. Merit Scholars New Nat. Ach. Scholars Total Nat. Ach. Scholars
1998 202 877 6 30
1999 238 893 14 37
2000 245 871 15 43
2001 231 855 11 41
2002 266 912 9 44
2003 259 937 7 38



International Students

International students make up about 9.0% of the campus population. The following countries enrolled at least 99 students in the 2003 fall semester. In all, students from a total of 122 foreign countries were enrolled during the semester.

International Students
Country # Enrolled
India 793
Republic of Korea 779
People's Republic of China 653
Taiwan 244
Mexico 231
Pakistan 121
Japan 109
Indonesia 108
Canada 99



Gender

For the first fall semester since World War II, there were more female than male students enrolled in the University. The UT Austin student population is 50.5 percent women and 49.5 percent men.

Gender
Class Women Men
Freshman 53.4% 46.6%
Sophomore 51.4% 48.6%
Junior 50.9% 49.1%
Senior 50.5% 49.5%
Graduate 47.9% 52.1%
Law 47.9% 52.1%



Age

  • The average age of undergraduates is 20.7 years.
  • Nontraditional-age students, those 25 years old and over, comprise 6.5 percent of all undergraduates.
  • In the Graduate Schools (Graduate School, Graduate School of Business, and Pharm. D.), the average age is 29.4 years; 7.8 percent are more than 40 years old.
  • The average age in Law School is 25.3 years.

Official numbers regarding student populations are available from the Office of Institutional Research Statistical Handbook: 2003-2004 and from the Common Data Set: 2003-2004.

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Updated: 10 September 2006
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