University of Texas at Austin

Mascot: Bevo

Campus History and origin

Campus History Austin was selected as the site for the state's higher education in 1881 and construction began the following year.On September 15, 1883, the campus opened with one building, eight professors and 221 students. Slowly they begin to make history and leave an impression as they excel in all areas from academics to athletics. Some of their more notable achievements being when the UT football team won its first game in 1893 and when the student built bleachers were finished in 1907. Today UT has grown to a campus with over 51,000 students and a one of a kind education experience in the heart of Texas.

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Campus Life

One tradition you wont want to miss is Big Bertha, The "World's Biggest Drum". Originally created for the University of Chicago, Big Berth was put in to storage until it was purchased by Mr. Moton Crockett, former director of the longhorn band, for one dollar. Now Big Bertha shows her colorful longhorn history every time she booms through the stadium.

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Admission Requirements

40% of applicant admitted

Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

  • SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 670
  • SAT Math: 590 / 710
  • SAT Writing: 550 / 680
  • ACT Composite: 25 / 31
  • ACT English: 25 / 33
  • ACT Math: 26 / 32
  • ACT Writing: 7 / 9

Tuition and Costs


Room and Board-$11,362

Other living expenses-$4,246

Books and Supplies-$750


Persuasive essay

For as long as I can remember it has been a dream of mine to attend UT Austin. Coming from a family of dedicated Longhorn fans I have always had my heart set on one day furthering my education in this beautiful city at a world class school. Now it is my hope that you will allow me the opportunity to fulfill this dream by accepting me in to the psychology Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Through my education up to this point I have strived to do my best in every activity I participate in and help my peers whenever it is in my power to do so.I deserve to attend the University of Texas at Austin, because I am a reliable, self-motivated individual who will benefit the program and use my skills learned to contribute to the world.

While I was in high school I participated in many extracurricular activities and worked hard to maintain the highest grades I could. These activities included The school’s band, Student Council, National Honor Society, and took IB classes. These activities required me to learn to manage my time and working quickly and efficiently. This has helped me immensely throughout the years, and will continue to benefit me throughout my further education, which will hopefully be continued at your school. I believe My acquired habits will help me be a beneficial student in your program if you will allow me to do so.

Acceptance into your program would allow me to get a valuable world class education which I could use to contribute to our world. In accepting me you would have the assurance that your students will be innovative, contributing members of society. To this day I have already volunteered in several different locations and plan to continue to help our community. Hopefully with the help of your program I will learn how to better help my people and

I would be immensely thankful if you would consider me for your program. Surely you would find that I am a well rounded student who has almost as much to offer to your program as you have to offer me.

Letter of Recommendation

To Whom It May Concern:

Without regrets, I write this letter to encourage you to consider Desiree Miller as a future student at the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her tenure here at El Dorado High School, I have found her to be a devoted and intelligent student with a passion for the academics and arts. Under the instruction available at UT Austin, I believe that her incredible character will thrive to reflect positively on both herself and the university.

Desiree has proven herself able to be involved in a vast amount of extra curricular activities while maintaining outstanding marks in academics. A feat considered tiresome by most, she took part in the school’s NJHS chapter, student council, and marching band along with being an honor student in the IB Program offered at El Dorado High School. Her perseverance was continually proven through her unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and her intelligence, self-motivation, and involvement in school activities will make her a valuable addition to your Psychology program.

Ms. Miller is ready and willing to focus on her future, and if you wish to further discuss her, please contact me at or (915)123-4567.


Marianne Marin

Science Department

IB Psychology

El Dorado High School

Austin, Tx 12345

Tel: (915) 123-4567




I would like to obtain a job as a clinical psychologist in order to use the training and education I have received to help people deal with their mental and emotional disorders.


  • Provisional Texas psychologist license


Psychology internship 2020-2021

n Worked under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, performing group therapy.

n Provided consultation to medical units, directed by a supervisor.

n Provided Psychological assessments and treatments as deemed appropriate by a supervisor.

n Was required to participate in clinical case consolation and staff meetings.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2018-2021

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

GPA: 3.81/4.0

Skills and Interests

Interested in any program that will allow me to aid people in living their daily lives as best as possible

Excellent organizational skills

Eager to work under any professional in the field in order to further my education and skills.

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologists focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. These disorders, for the most part, include common ones such as learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. The median annual salary for a clinical psychologist is $67,800 according to the U.S. Bureau of labor and Statistics.

Becoming a clinical psychologist requires an extensive amount of education and training, usually beginning with a bachelor's in Psychology. Followed by a Master's and Doctoral degree in clinical psychology.

Cover Letter

Mr. Cristopher Adams

Allina Health

16273 Round Road

Minneapolis, Minnesota 54675

May 19, 2015

Hello Christopher,

I am hoping for an internship in the psychology Program at The Allina heaalth

At this time I am a student at The University of Texas at Austin, studying in the program of psychology, set to graduate this year. I am hoping for this internship to provide me with more experience to my limited experience, consisting of volunteer work within clinics and courses taken at UT Austin.

My studies here at UT Austin have given me a valuable experience. My classes have allowed me to learn about the development and function of the human brain and human behaviour. Through my studies I have even been allowed to work with patients around campus in order to gain real life experience and test my ability to handle patients. I have been the leading member in my class, allowed to study in the most realistic of our available programs.

Psychology is an increasingly important field in our changing environment and I have an eager desire to be a part. I believe I would be a valuable addition to your company if you would allow me an internship there. This would also provide me experience and the opportunity to further develop my skills through learning on the job.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Desiree Miller

1452 Rocky Creek


Degree Plan


Core First-Year Signature Course (UGS 302 or 303)

Core English Composition (RHE 306)

Core Humanities (E 316L, M, N, or P)

Foreign Language A complete foreign language sequence may require up to four courses. ( ) ( )

Core American and Texas Government (GOV 310L)

Core American and Texas Government (GOV 312L or P)

Core US History Core US or Texas History Core Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSY 301) in major

Additional Social Science »

Core Mathematics

Core Natural Science and Technology, Part I (single field)

Core Natural Science and Technology, Part I (single field)

Core Natural Science and Technology, Part II (different field)

Additional Natural Science (PSY 418) in major

Additional Natural Science »

Core Visual and Performing Arts Cultural Expression, Human Experience, and Thought

• Requirements above satisfied by courses on approved lists; see reverse.


Writing (PSY 418) in major

Upper-Division Writing »

Global Cultures

Cultural Diversity in the United States

Quantitative Reasoning (PSY 418) in major

• Flag courses may satisfy other degree requirements.

• One writing flag must be completed outside of Core requirements.

• Global Cultures and Cultural Diversity flags may not be satisfied with the same course. • Generally, flag requirements can only be fulfilled with in-residence courses; see advisor for details.


PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 418 Statistics and Research Design

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division)

Psychology (upper-division or lower-division)

» Core, Liberal Arts, and Flag requirements may be fulfilled by courses used for the Psychology major; see advisor for details.

• 28 hours total required, including 18 hours upper-division and 18 hours in residence.


12 hours in any one other field of study.

Must include 6 hours upper-division and 6 hours in residence.


120 hours (excludes M 301, PHY 306, PED, PI, KIN 119, SPN 140L, MUS 200, MUS 200A or B)

36 hours upper-division

21 hours upper-division in residence

60 hours in residence

Maximum of 39 hours in one subject

Maximum of 39 hours in one college (excludes Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences) Maximum 16 hours pass/fail (electives only)

UT Austin grade point average of 2.00

Major grade point average of 2.00

Cited Sources

"UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS." The University of Texas at Austin. The University of Texas at Austin.  Web..

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