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“UT students, faculty and staff bring passion, imagination and brilliance to every challenge. There is no limit to what they can accomplish.”


A message from Interim President Jay Hartzell

The University of Texas at Austin is special.

I’ve called this campus home for over two decades of my life. I went to school here. I’ve taught here. I’ve served in a variety of roles here. And in all of that time, I’ve been consistently awed by the immense talent and creativity of our students, faculty and staff.

There is a magic to the Forty Acres that becomes part of you — an extraordinary feeling that changes you forever. You feel it in the classroom, when you learn something for the first time that transforms how you see the world.

You feel it in the center of campus, when you’re walking under the Battle Oaks on a busy spring day. You feel it when you’re holding your breath on the upper deck at DKR, as the Longhorns make a goal-line stand. In ways big and small, you feel it every day at UT Austin.

There are many great universities in our nation, but there’s only one UT Austin. And if you found your way to this webpage, you probably know that already!

So, thank you for checking in on us. Thank you for supporting this great university. And, Hook ’em Horns!

Presidential Priorities

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Unlocking student potential

The purpose of our university is to provide opportunity for extraordinary students from all backgrounds to discover their talents, gain new knowledge and build a foundation for their lives and careers.

Access to First Class
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Recruiting world-class faculty members

The faculty are at the core of everything we do at The University of Texas at Austin. Their exemplary research, teaching and scholarship inspire our students, serve our state and change the world.

Focused on Impact
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Transforming health and health care

With the Dell Medical School and colleges, schools and departments across campus, UT is reimagining not only medical and health education, but health care itself.

Changing the Game
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Creating a vibrant Texas

The Texas Constitution of 1876 called for the creation of a “university of the first class,” which resulted in the founding of UT. Since our earliest days, it has been UT’s mission to serve Texas by driving economic, scientific and artistic progress for the benefit of society.

See our Impact on Texas

Diversity and Inclusion

All students are better prepared to succeed when they receive the educational benefits of learning on a diverse campus. At UT, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is an essential part of our public mission.

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Global

Academic achievement and discovery are spurred by global collaboration. UT recruits the most outstanding faculty from all over the world and we prepare our students to make contributions on a global scale.

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Honor Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct. Through Honor Texas, we are building understanding and weaving ethics into every aspect of campus life.

See How to Honor Texas