Life in Austin

There’s a reason Austin is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the nation. Blending all the amenities of a major city with the green space of a small town, we’re proud to call the Live Music Capital of the World home. And with top industry leaders and the Texas capital just steps from our campus, Longhorns have plenty of opportunities to turn their passion into a profession.


With over 300 days of Texas sunshine and just under 500 public parks in Austin alone, Longhorns enjoy all kinds of recreational and outdoor activities.

Live Music Capital of the World

Nothing beats live music in Austin. From major music festivals to countless music venues – including a few on campus – you’ll never be far from a good tune to enliven and inspire you.

Art is Part of Austin’s Soul

Whether it’s a striking mural in Austin’s east side or a new work in the Blanton Art Museum, it’s easy to feel the creative spirit that fuels the capital city.

How do Longhorns spend their time off campus? Find out as Social Media Ambassador Tracy takes you through a weekend day in the life!🤘

A Typical Longhorn Day

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a UT student? Let our Texas Social Media Ambassadors take you through a day in the life!