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Date:March 22, 2013

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – AUSTIN

Average GPA: 3.6

Average SAT score: 1880

Average ACT score: 28

Minimum TOEFL score: 79

Rated as one of the top 10 public schools in the nation, the University of Texas at Austin is situated in a college town, a destination spot for artistic creativity, music, and nighttime entertainment amidst a backdrop of historic limestone and Southwestern architecture. With over 135 academic programs to choose from at Texas, strong academic programs include business, liberal arts, and engineering. Special academic opportunities include the Honors Program and the Signature Courses Program. UT offers 900 official student organizations, with new ones being added each year. Diversity is also reflected in the student body population, with 42% minority presence. Popular organizations include religious groups, minority and international student groups, and musical groups. Greek life is relatively active on campus, with 10% of the male student body participating in fraternities and 12% of the female population joining sororities. When it comes to athletics, UT’s 9 men’s and women’s 11 varsity teams compete in the Division I Big 12 Conference and dominate the scene. Sports are a huge focus of student life, with the university having one of the top overall athletics programs in the country. The truly praiseworthy aspect of UT is its undying devotion to cultivating the entire person, with academics, athletics, and social life included. If that’s what you’re looking for, the University of Texas – Austin is the university to explore.

Famous Alumni: Wes Anderson (writer/director), Janis Joplin (singer), Laura Bush (former first lady), Matthew McConaughey (actor)

ApplyTexas application: 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, testing score reports, resume, financial support documentation