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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.