Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
- New Jersey
- New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
African American: 3%
Asian American: 4%
Native American: 0%
Austin is pretty cool, and it’s definitely the liberal bubble of Texas, so the gay acceptance is probably higher here than anywhere else in Texas. There are gay organizations on campus such as She Says, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Students Association, Rainbow Summit, OUTlaw, MBA OUTsource, and even an all-gay fraternity, the Delta Lambda Phi Colony. But again, there are definitely the more conservative students on campus who may not be as open-minded. Over all, UT is pretty tolerant.
Very high on the UT campus. Austin is a very liberal town and UT is a very liberal campus. However, the conservatives also have their voice. One of the biggest controversies on campus every year comes from a conservative group, Justice for All, an anti-abortion group. And on the liberal side, Guadalupe was shut down from MLK to Dean Keeton for six hours in spring of 2003 during an anti-war protest.
There are definitely all levels of economic status here at UT. It depends on where you look as to what kind of impression you get about the economic status here. There are wealthy students, students from middle-class families, and students with very little money. With 50,000 students, there are obviously going to be great disparities in the economic status of the students here. Some students are completely funded by financial aid, while others pay their way by working their way through college, and then there are students completely funded by their parents.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is pretty popular on campus. There are several churches on campus, and you will often see people on campus passing out bibles or preaching. This is in addition to the many Christian groups that can be found on campus. There are a lot of Jewish students at UT, with Hillel just across the street and several organizations on campus. The Church of Scientology is one you can’t miss, as it is huge and directly across from campus, so if that interests you, they are always recruiting. Many students are non-religious, or at least, they do not go to church regularly while at school here. But if you are looking for some religion, check out the booths on the West Mall, ask friends in the dorm where they go to church, attend Greek bible studies, or just look around campus or in the phone book. You can try a different church every weekend for months.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Asian American Relations Group, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Beta Alpha Psi, Black Health Professions Organization, Hillel Jewish Students Association, Hindu Students Council, Indian Cultural Association, Indian Graduate Business Association, Jewish MBA Association, Latin American Linguists and Anthropologists, Longhorn American Indian Council, Longhorn College Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., Mexican Student Association, Minority Culture Committee, Minority Women Pursuing Law, Multicultural Awareness Society, Queer People of Color, S.E.E.D. (Society Encouraging Excellence through Diversity), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee, Thurgood Marshall Legal Society
Did You Know?
Students represent all 254 counties in Texas, all 50 states and 115 foreign countries.