Rankings & Kudos

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The University of Texas at Austin sealThe University of Texas at Austin’s recent rankings and kudos highlight the depth of the university’s resources, talent, leadership and impact, as well as how the city of Austin — as a national creative center — and the university complement one another.

If you run across a ranking or other expression of kudos that might fit with this list, send the information to University Communications.


The Princeton Review named The University of Texas at Austin one of the nation’s Best Value Colleges for 2012.


U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks America’s best colleges and graduate schools based on objective measures of academic quality in conjunction with peer assessment and reputation.

The university ranks 46th in academic reputation among the top national universities and 16th among the public schools, in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report survey of undergraduate programs.

Annually, the magazine ranks business, education, engineering and law graduate school programs, all of which here at the university ranked in the top 20 in the nation. (All fields of study are not surveyed every year.) This year, UT Austin has the top ranked accounting and Latin American history programs in the nation and more than 50 other science, humanities, and professional programs ranked in the top 25 nationally.

At the graduate level, 40 university programs and specialties rank in the top 10 nationally. Eighteen others rank in the top 25.

Graduate schools rankings for 2014* include:

Lecture Hall

  • Business — 17th
  • Education — 4th
  • Engineering — 11th
  • Law — 15th
  • Pharmacy — 4th

Other highly ranked programs at UT include:

Read more graduate school rankings on the Graduate School Web site. *New rankings for 2014 reflect programs ranked in 2013.


In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s annual assessment of best value, the magazine identifies schools that offer a stellar education at an affordable price. On the Best Values in Public Colleges 2011 list, the university ranked 14th for in-state tuition value and 27th for out-of-state tuition value, out of 100 colleges.

More news media recognitions and achievements

National recognition

  • Newsweek: The university ranked 12th on its 2010 list of “The 25 Most Desirable Large Schools.”
  • Forbes: In 2010, the magazine named the university one of America’s Best Colleges. Forbes ranked UT No. 138 out of 600 public and private colleges and universities.

Award-winning programs

  • In the Public Accounting Report, the university’s accounting programs ranked No. 1 across all four of the 2010 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral rankings. (Source: McCombs Today blog)