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What
starts
here
changes
the world

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A University of the First Class

We started with a constitutional mandate to be “a university of the first class.” Since 1883, we’ve been refining and updating what that means, but we’ve never stopped pursuing that ideal.

We say, “What starts here changes the world.”

But, what makes here so special?

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Here,
First Class is Public

Texas means top national programs with a public mission, an affordable cost, and a culture that welcomes talented, diverse students with unlimited potential.

156 Undergrad Degree Programs
237 Graduate Degree Programs
12 thousand plus Courses
A UNIVERSITY OF THE FIRST CLASS
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Here,
We Do High-Impact Research

At Texas, we’re contributing to technological revolutions and a safer and healthier future. Here, our faculty and students are working to find energy solutions, to increase national security, and to deepen our sense of history and culture.

786 U.S. & INTERNATIONAL PATENTS SINCE 2008
6237 EXTERNALLY SPONSORED PROJECTS
TOTAL RESEARCH EXPENDITURES 652 million dollars
FOCUSED ON HIGH-IMPACT RESEARCH
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Here,
We’re Revolutionizing Health Care

Health care costs too much and moves too slowly. We’re attacking these and other problems with the urgency they deserve. Whether you’re in medicine, engineering, business or design, you can be part of the solution.

UT has an amazing combination of scientists and engineers addressing critical challenges in human health. The technology being developed at UT will not only save lives but transform patient care and medicine.”
Assistant Chemistry Professor Livia S. Eberlin
Inventor of the MasSpec Pen, 2018 MacArthur Fellow
CHANGING THE GAME FOR HEALTH CARE
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Here,
We Create a More Vibrant Texas

UT was built by and for the people of Texas to make this a more vibrant state culturally, scientifically and economically. When you place that in America’s No. 1 city to live, you have The University of Texas at Austin.

What starts here changes the world.

State of Texas
UT Austin strengthens the Texas economy 8.8 billion dollars PER YEAR
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OUR IMPACT ON TEXAS
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