The University of Texas at Austin Portal
The University of Texas at Austin (informally Texas, University of Texas, UT Austin, or simply UT) is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. The main campus is located in Downtown Austin, TX, USA, less than a mile from the Texas State Capitol. Founded in 1883, the University is sometimes referred to as a "Public Ivy," and it is currently (as of Fall 2005) the fifth largest single-campus in the USA by enrollment (and had the largest enrollment in the country from 1997-2003), with upwards of 50,000 students and 20,000 faculty and staff.
The crowded stacks of the Life Science Library, in the Main Building.
The Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin is a structure at the center of the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas that houses the university's administrative offices. The Main Building's 307-foot (93-meter) tower, often referred to as "The Tower", has 28-floors and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the University. It also houses the Life Science Library.
Did you know...
- ...that the Texas Longhorns football program is the second most victorious program in the nation?
- ...that in the 100th meeting of the Red River Shootout, the Texas Longhorns tied their record for biggest margin of victory over their rival, the Oklahoma Sooners?
- ...that the first meeting between the Texas Longhorns and Ohio State Buckeyes college football teams came only after the programs had played a combined 1,594 games?
- ...that the 2007 Texas Longhorns football team will be the first opponent for University of Central Florida in the Golden Knights new stadium, Bright House Networks Stadium - and that the 2007 game is the first of three scheduled meetings between the schools?
- ...that the 2006 Alamo Bowl, a college football game, set a record for the most people to view a sporting event live in San Antonio and also the most television viewers ever to watch a bowl game on ESPN?
- .... that the World's Largest Texas Flag (pictured), measuring 75 feet by 125 feet, is unfurled on the field by members of Alpha Phi Omega before Texas Longhorn football games?
- ...that the 2004 Texas Longhorns football team made college football history by being the first team to ever win the Rose Bowl Game as time ran off the clock?
- ...that there are three trophies awarded each year to the winning team in the Red River Shootout rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma?
- ...that the School of Law has been involved in two separate court cases, one of which reached the Supreme Court, which significantly redefined university admissions criteria across the United States?
- ...that the University has students enrolled from all 254 Texas counties, in addition to all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 foreign countries?
- ...that the tower of the Main Building is lit in the school colors, orange and white, to signify the academic and athletic triumphs of the University?
"...why, some say the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why — 35 years ago — why fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the Moon, we choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard..."
"Is there a rallying cry for the thinkers and doers of tomorrow? A motto that sums up their passion for creativity and their pursuit of discovery? Sure there is: 'Hook 'em Horns'. We're Texas. What starts here...changes the world."
- University alumnus Walter Cronkite narrating the "What Starts Here Changes the World" campaign advertisement "Rallying Cry".
Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock singer and occasional songwriter, remembered best for her powerful and distinctive voice. Though Joplin began attending the University in 1960, she never completed a degree.