Explore Austin

Digital Capital of Texas

Google named Austin the Digital Capital of Texas in 2013 for its entrepreneurial spirit, artistic vibe, tech-savvy residents and online business community.

One of the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.

Austin was ranked among the top 10 friendliest cities in the U.S. for its laid back population, healthy vibe and diverse population, according to Condé Nast Traveler.

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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