The University of Texas at Austin places a premium on outstanding instruction and productivity. Our faculty members are the recipients of numerous distinguished awards including Nobel and Pulitzer prizes and memberships in such prestigious organizations as the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More than 1,000 privately funded endowed faculty positions exist at the university, and each year about 100 faculty members receive teaching excellence awards.
Graduate Program Rankings
The rankings are based on quantitative and qualitative measures including GRE scores; student-to-faculty ratios; research expenditures; job placement success; and ratings of academic experts, national faculty members and administrators. They join "best value" rankings regularly bestowed on the university by national publications—including Kiplinger, Money and Forbes—that evaluate academic quality and cost.