To be first-class means...
… having a reputation that puts us in the top 40 universities in the world.
It means breadth — 170 fields of study across 18 colleges and schools — and depth — producing more than 3,000 master’s and 900 doctoral degrees each year. The Cockrell School of Engineering and McCombs School of Business undergraduate programs rank 9th and 6th in the nation respectively. UT Law is No. 16 in America and No. 5 among public universities.
First-class means producing alumni who lead in virtually every field.
… opportunities for students at every level to do research at a Tier 1 university.
While many research universities reserve research for graduate students and upperclassmen, UT’s Freshman Research Initiative in the College of Natural Sciences enables first-year students to get real-world experience solving real-world problems.
To be public means...
…to do the public’s work.
The state and the nation look to Texas for solutions to some of our biggest challenges: energy, national security and health care. Working on public-oriented problems, whether through research or policy, is our obligation and our privilege.
…to be affordable.
What good is a public university if it is financially out of reach? UT offers a world-class education at a cost well below that of other national public universities. We are the highest-ranked public university in Texas, but rank 13th in tuition cost among the same group. UT has expanded its financial aid program for low and middle-income students.
…to be diverse.
Interacting with others with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas prepares students to succeed in a diverse state and excel in an increasingly interconnected society. UT has gone to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the educational benefits of diversity, and all of American higher education has benefitted.
Some universities consider themselves first-class despite being public; Texas is first-class because it is public.
Affordability is crucial to our mission
Learn the real cost of attending Texas.
A World-Class Honors Program
Texas offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to pursue a rigorous, research-oriented undergraduate curriculum. We have a range of Honors Programs tailored to foster intellectual curiosity and discovery, and provide you with a one-of-a-kind education.
Student success is everything
Ensuring our students have the opportunity to complete a world-class education within four years is an essential part of UT's commitment to serve the people of Texas.