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 "12 Reasons You'll Love Austin" to see why Austin regularly makes the grade as one of the country's:
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."
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.
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.