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?
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.
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.
We’re Transforming 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.”
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.
Be a Leader.
Be a Longhorn.
We're creating an inclusive campus culture that engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment.