Explore Austin

Up-and-Coming City

Austin was listed as a Top 10 Up-and-Coming City for Entrepreneurs by Forbes.com in 2013.

A Top College Town

Austin was named a top-10 college town for its small-town feel, green focus and friendly people, according to U.S. News.

Austin: "Live Music Capital of the World."

Austin is a big city with a small-town feel. It's relaxed yet bustling, rich in tradition yet eclectic. You'll find a lot of everything — natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, big business and a casual atmosphere.

Watch the video to see why Austin regularly makes the grade as one of the country's:

  • Smartest, coolest and greenest cities
  • Best places to live
  • Top WiFi cities
  • Best cities for making movies

Austin is also a great place to complete internships and to find a job. In fact, recently Forbes.com named Austin one of the top 10 "Best Big Cities for Jobs."

Austin: A Student Guide
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4 Things To Do Before You Graduate »

You'll have hundreds of events, escapes and adventures to choose from. We offer four "must do" suggestions, plus a bonus suggestion, for every Austin newcomer.

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Austin Resources »

Want to explore Austin in advance of a campus visit or Orientation weekend? Here's a quick list of websites and resources to help you become a bit more familiar with your future home away from home.

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