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