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University of Texas at Austin

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The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a public research university in Austin, Texas. It is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. With 52,384 students as of Fall 2022, it is also the largest institution in the system.[11]

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University of Texas at Austin
Former names
The University of Texas
MottoDisciplina Praesidium Civitatis (Latin)
Motto in English
"Education is the Guardian of the State"[lower-alpha 1][2]
TypePublic research university
EstablishedSeptember 15, 1883; 140 years ago (1883-09-15)
Parent institution
University of Texas System
Academic affiliations
Budget$3.1 billion (2018)[3]
PresidentJay Hartzell[4]
ProvostSharon L. Wood
Academic staff
3,133 (Fall 2021)[5]
Administrative staff
11,645 (2015)[6]
Students52,384 (Fall 2022)[7]
Undergraduates40,916 (Fall 2021)[5]
Postgraduates11,075 (Fall 2021)[5]
Location, ,
United States

30.285°N 97.735°W / 30.285; -97.735
CampusLarge city[8], 431 acres (1.74 km2)
NewspaperThe Daily Texan
ColorsBurnt orange and white[9]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I:

Founded in 1883, UT Austin is considered a Public Ivy. The university is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures totaling $679.8 million for fiscal year 2018.[12][13] It joined the Association of American Universities in 1929. The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and the Blanton Museum of Art, and operates various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory.

Student-athletes compete as the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns have won four NCAA Division I National Football Championships, six NCAA Division I National Baseball Championships, thirteen NCAA Division I National Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, and the school has claimed more titles in men's and women's sports than any other member in the Big 12.

As of November 2020, 13 Nobel Prize winners, over 25 Pulitzer Prize winners, three Turing Award winners, two Fields Medal recipients, two Wolf Prize winners, and three Abel Prize winners have been affiliated with the school as alumni, faculty members, or researchers. The university has also been affiliated with three Primetime Emmy Award winners, and as of 2021, its students and alumni have earned a total of 155 Olympic medals.[14]

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