You are here

Beyond the Forty Acres

A man crowd surfing at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The University of Texas at Austin sits at the heart of the fastest-growing city in the United StatesAustin, Texas, is a city for the 21st century—diverse yet inclusive. We’re known for “keeping it weird,” but it’s not a prerequisite.

For fun, locals and visitors alike flock to the annual South by Southwest and Austin City Limits festivals; keep cool at the iconic, spring-fed Barton Springs Pool; and enhance their understanding of the world at the Harry Ransom Center, located on the university campus and home to a Gutenberg Bible, the world’s first photograph and 30 million manuscripts.

Don’t quit your day job, though. Professional opportunities abound. Interested in tech? Check out Dell, Apple and Facebook. Government? We live and work in the shadow of the Texas State Capitol. Business? Fortune 500 company Whole Foods is headquartered right here. Marketing? Try ad gurus GSD&M.

Whatever you decide to do, know that in Austin, one thing is almost always true: You’re welcome.

Study Abroad

When you’re ready to expand your horizons, you’re in luck. We send more students to study abroad than almost any other university in the country. Because we recognize the value of an education that transcends boundaries—and borders—we’re committed to promoting access to opportunities both near and far.