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How to Apply to University of Texas at Austin College and university admissions

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

The University of Texas At Austin is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States that is well-known for their research programs. Established in 1883, this academic institution has a record for having the largest enrollment in the whole state of Texas, and the fifth largest single enrollment of students in the whole United States as of fall 2006, with an estimate campus population of 50, 000 undergraduate students and 16, 500 faculty and staff. University of Texas, UT, Texas, or the University of Texas are just some of the most common nicknames of this University. Their university of motto is “Disciplina presidium civitatis”, which means “Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy” when translated to English.

History of the University of Texas at Austin

In 1836, Texas obtained its independence from Mexico. It was also this same year when the state enacted the Constitution of the Republic. This constitution brought Texas a provision to found a system of public education, which will include the establishment of two colleges or universities. Texas became an official state in 1876, and it was the Texas Constitution of 1876 that called for the creation of a first-class university. A total of three million acres of land were given in the area of West Texas, and Austin was the place that was finally chosen to be the site of the university that we will soon know as the University of Texas at Austin. After years of building, the whole university finally opened its doors to the public on September 15, 1883.

 

How to Apply to the University of Texas at Austin

There are several processes on how to apply at the University of Texas at Austin. Depending on your student classification (e.g., freshman, transferee, graduate, etc.), a student is expected the follow an admission process that will determine one’s fitness and suitability to be accepted and survive the university’s academic and social environment. Generally, all applicants from all over the world must complete an online application form, submit high school or any other accredited academic-related transcripts, two admission free essays, official standardized test scores, and other additional requirements if deemed appropriate. Applicants must also pay a non-refundable fee of $60 ($70 for international applicants) for the processing of their applications.

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