UT Austin Named One of the Best Colleges in the US

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Austin Accolades | 0 comments

The University of Texas at Austin continues to be ranked as one of the best colleges in the nation, the Austin Business Journal reports.

US News and World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges Rankings puts UT in the 56th spot on its rankings of the country’s top large schools, which ties it with Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.  However, annual tuition and fees at SMU are over $48,190, while UT’s is just $9,830 annually for in-state tuition and fees.  

The Burnt Orange power house also was named one of the most innovative schools in the country and shot up to number 18 in the nation among public schools.  Its undergraduate engineering and business programs received high marks.  The Cockrell School of Engineering was number one in the US for petroleum engineering programs.  Cockrell’s chemical engineering program came in at number three and civil engineering ranked fourth on the list.  The McCombs School of Business nabbed the number six spot.

Other Austin-area universities to make the list include Southwestern University in Georgetown, which came in at number 95 for liberal arts universities and Austin’s Huston-Tillotson University ranked fortieth on the list of historically black colleges and universities.  

There are lots of apartments near the University of Texas, both for students and for the hundreds of employees that keep the 50,000 student campus going.  

The Marks Apartments are a two minute drive or 10 minute walk from the center of campus. Featuring 1 and 2 bedroom units ranging from 550 to 785 square feet, apartments have spacious floor plans, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and walk-in closets.  The community has picnic areas and barbecue grills, 24 hour emergency maintenance, and is on the UT Shuttle Route.

Volume Apartments are two minutes by car or sixteen minutes on foot from UT.  Recently remodeled, there are studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments available featuring black appliances, cable included, solar screens, modern fixtures, and wood laminate flooring.  The community is on the #20 bus route and has bike racks, a community courtyard, laundry facilities, barbecue/picnic area, and is dog friendly.

Elan East Apartments are a three minute drive from campus and are on the UT shuttle route.  Built in 2014, these nearly brand new apartments feature studio, one and two bedroom units ranging in size from 505 to 1,287 square feet.  Amenities include wood-style floors, kitchen islands with quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, large walk-in closets, and full-size washer and dryers.  The community has 4 semi-private pool areas, an outdoor kitchen, bike storage with a repair station, a wellness studio, and is two blocks from the MLK Train Station.  

Ready to find your dream apartment by the prestigious University of Texas?  Give Apartment Experts North a call today at 512-339-4411 to take advantage of our expert apartment locators and their knowledge of vacancies, rent, and move-in specials in areas by campus and beyond!  

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