Austin, the "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.

You'll Love Austin

Take a student-led tour through our hometown and see why Austin really is pretty much the perfect city.

Quick Facts: Austin Edition

U.S. News & World Report ranked Austin #1 on its 2017, 2018 and 2019 lists of the "Best Places to Live in America"

One of the top 10 "Best Big Cities for Jobs" according to

Home to three Fortune 500 companies

#1 "Best Place to Start a Business" according to CNBC

11th largest city in America

#1 "City To Start Your Career" according to Hubspot

WalletHub listed Austin as the #1 large college city in the U.S. based on academic, social and economic opportunities for students

Scenes from ATX: Home to St. Edward's

In addition to being home to St. Edward's, Austin is known to be one of the best places to live, offering natural beauty, live music, and vibrant arts, culture and business scenes. See for yourself the great adventures Austin has to offer.

Life in Austin

44 Reasons We Love Austin

44 Reasons We Love Austin

Tell anyone outside of the capital area you go to school in Austin, and they will surely envy you. Read about how Hilltoppers make the most of one of America’s best cities to live in.

Austin is home to these popular festivals: