Although experiencing a rapid growth rate, Austin continues to top national rankings as one of the best all-around cities to live in. But where does the capital city of Texas stand in terms of its offerings to college students? In a 2019 Wallethub …
Although experiencing a rapid growth rate, Austin continues to top national rankings as one of the best all-around cities to live in. But where does the capital city of Texas stand in terms of its offerings to college students?
In a 2019 Wallethub study recently released by CNBC, the University of Texas was listed as the top college town in the country. The cost of living, social environment, and academic opportunities were all heavily weighed.
The Longhorns scored second in the country for social environment. With major festivals each year such as South by Southwest and Austin City Limits, there’s no shortage of experiences to add to your agenda. Zilker park and Lady Bird lake are minutes away, while breathtaking hill country views can be located on nearly every corner.
Austin also provides students a safe and affordable place to study and live. In July, University of Texas regents voted unanimously to increase financial assistance. With this new grant, undergraduate students who come from families with incomes up to $65,000 a year would have their full tuition and fees covered. Partial tuition support would be provided to students from families earning up to $125,000.
One of the most prestigious research universities in the nation, Texas provides a variety of degree programs to attribute to successful academic life. The most popular areas of study are Engineering, Business, Management, Social Sciences, and Marketing.
The continuous accolades for the city of Austin can only increase recruiting chances for all Longhorns sports programs.