The University of Texas at Austin Graduate Program Reviews

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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: 51,331 (40,168 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,490 in-state; $22,178 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

Highly respected program, great faculty, cordial atmosphere among grad students (not cut-throat), pretty campus, university-provided transportation pass (but Austin's bus system isn't the best), low cost of living which makes the low stipend pretty livable. Overall very satisfactory.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2016

Austin is a great city to live and I feel like I am getting a quality education from a top research insitution, which should help my chances on the job market. The only down sides are that there is not much financial aid beyond some/most tution coverage and the student body is not very diverse.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2013

I've met really amazing people (both students and professors) at UT Law and have found it to be a welcoming place. If you want to practice in Texas, it's the obvious choice, and even if you don't, Austin is an amazing place to spend three years. The quality of teaching is high and gets even better after 1L year. The classes are competitive, but everyone is really friendly. Overall, it's a great learning environment.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

My graduate program is located within an amazing, fun city (Austin, TX) with a great atmosphere which cultivates both learning and acceptability of diversity. The program is part of one of the largest schools in the nation (UT) which also provides ample opportunity for networking when it comes time for job opportunities. The program encourages group projects which, provided our very diverse student base, gives grad students an opportunity to learn how to work in an environment with people from different backgrounds. With so many pros, I cannot think of any cons.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012

The UT Accounting program is ranked #1 in the nation and is ranked appropriately. The education is ivy league at Wal-Mart prices. Great students and awesome alumni network.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent education for the money. Great network!
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

Texas is a great value for the quality of Education. It is a top rated university with controllable class sizes and a unique mix of students.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Great course options - diverse, comprehensive, interesting, worthwhile. Great staff - experienced, intelligent, open-minded, accessible. Great city - live music, eateries, social options, beautiful parks and trails, public art, etc. State-of-the-art building (brand new!) and technologies. Great location - the Belo New Media Center (just opened) is right on Guadalupe ("The Drag"), conveniently located next to food, coffee, school supplies, and bus stops. Cons: Expensive to live in Austin and hard to find locations close to campus (especially that are affordable). Required curriculum for program is repetitive for those coming in with Journalism/Communication undergraduate degrees (this is because not everyone coming in HAS this kind of undergraduate degree). Labs are not as accessible as they should be. The hours are not convenient for everyone and students cannot be in a lab whenever they want (doors are locked).
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Medium city. Vibrant downtown. Great public transportation. Beautiful campus Cons: Less recreational activities. Less financial aid
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2009

University of Texas is a great college, however my program had appeared to lose funding and faculty during my time there. I was in the Kinesiology and Health Education master's program. Because of this, I had no academic advising or career consulting that was valuable and I felt like I had to make my own way. There was virtually no funding in the department, but luckily I found an assistantship out of the school.
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