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The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin, UT, or Texas) is a public research university in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1883 and is the oldest institution in the University of Texas System. With 40,916 undergraduate students, 11,075 graduate students and 3,133 teaching faculty as of Fall 2021, it is also the largest institution in the system.[14]

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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; 139 years ago (1883-09-15)
Parent institution
University of Texas System
Academic affiliations
Endowment$42.9 billion (system-wide) (2021)[3]
Budget$3.1 billion (2018)[4]
PresidentJay Hartzell[5]
ProvostSharon L. Wood
Academic staff
3,133 (Fall 2021)[6]
Administrative staff
11,645 (2015)[7]
Students52,384 (Fall 2022)[8]
Undergraduates40,916 (Fall 2021)[9]
Postgraduates11,075 (Fall 2021)[10]
Location, ,
United States
CampusLarge City,[11] 431 acres (1.74 km2)
NewspaperThe Daily Texan
ColorsBurnt orange and white[12]
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBS:

The university is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures totaling $679.8 million for fiscal year 2018.[15][16] It joined the Association of American Universities in 1929. The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the LBJ 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. As of November 2020, 13 Nobel Prize winners, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners, 2 Turing Award winners, 2 Fields Medal recipients, 2 Wolf Prize winners, and 2 Abel Prize prize winners have been affiliated with the school as alumni, faculty members, or researchers. The university has also been affiliated with 3 Primetime Emmy Award winners, and as of 2021 its students and alumni have earned a total of 155 Olympic medals.[17] It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the United States and the world, and admission to its programs is considered highly selective.

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.