Graduate Student Life in Austin

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Department of Computer Science Information

Founded in 1965, the UT Austin Department of Computer Science has been a driving force from the beginning of the digital revolution. Our graduate program began in 1966, the same year DARPA started working on the project that became the Internet. The UT Computer Science graduate program is ranked tenth by U.S. News and World Report, with strengths in artificial intelligence (ranked eighth), programming languages (eighth), computer systems (eighth), and computer theory (seventh).

The University of Texas at Austin Information

UT Austin is one of the largest public universities in the U.S. and is among the top public research universities in the world. In addition, it has one of the most diverse student populations in the country. UT is housed on a 431-acre campus and has 18 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff members, and more than 50,000 students. With an enrollment of 11,000 graduate students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctoral degrees conferred annually, UT is a national leader in number of graduate degrees awarded.  

Life in Austin

Consistently ranked as one of the top cities in America, Austin has a vibrant technology and entrepreneurial community and is home to 46 incubators, accelerators, maker and co-working spaces and 5,500 high-tech companies. Companies such as Apple, Dell IBM, Intel, National Instruments, and Samsung have established major operations in Austin to draw from the highly skilled talent the university produces.