The University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.99 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 272 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 50,950 (39,619 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,934 in-state; $20,762 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

Although I feel that the program offers a comprehensive overview of a breadth of fields (the program is very supportive of collaboration), I often feel like faculty members are spread too thin and overworked. It makes it difficult to feel supported when it comes down to planning real projects and getting feedback. But the intentions are definitely there and I can appreciate that. Austin is such a fun and welcoming city overall, and the cost of living is a proportion of other grad program cities I was considering. Overall, I'm very happy :)
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2018

Especially strong in documentation, sign language, syntax and semantics. Great lab space.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: the faculty whose research reputation is impressive and internationally acclaimed. The classes are incredibly varied and the opportunities to do whatever you want is a great plus. Cons: there are some recent changes going through at the College level, so, it's not necessarily a con, but things are in flux at the moment.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Austin is awesome and the program is not to difficult and very cooperative.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Faculty diversity within both professional and academic spheres is a great asset. Accessibility for advice and research development is high and one of the greatest values.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2020

I have just started a PhD program in Classics, and I have been nothing but pleased with the opportunities afforded to me in terms of professional development. As someone who has had no teaching experience, I have been guided very well into a comfortable style of instruction in only a few weeks.
4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2016

pros: professors care about students' achievements; adviser is resourceful and keeps students well informed about their academic progress, academic workshops, and career opportunities cons: The Statistics program is not very mature regards to course design
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2020

Pros: great faculty mentorship. Cons: TA stipend should be higher.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

UT is truly a Research I institution, so even the faculty in area studies do a lot of research, and many of the professors in Middle Eastern Studies are devoted to teaching as well. The main cons are the stressful workload and lack of support for career development. I feel discouraged from asking for advice about careers in academia, or alt-ac careers.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2019

This is a good program. Faculty here are very nice and willing to help students. They are also well prepared their courses. But the courses here are intense. Students here will spend much time on courses, so less time for research.
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