The best thing for which Austin Texas can take pride is the University Of Texas which is actually a research university. According to the statistics of fall 2010, this institution secures the fifth position according to the single campus enrollment in the whole nation. The University of Texas can safely boast for its 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and an odd 16,500 faculty 7 staff.
According to the Morrill Act in the year 1862, the decision was made to establish a University in Texas. From the year 1882, the construction of the main building of the university started and the university finally opened its door in the year 1883. The structure of the main building was according to the Victorian-Gothic. In the year 1934, as an attempt to expand the campus, the old main building of the university was razed for the current tower and main building was constructed. In the year 1910, 500 acres of land was donated to the university by George Brackenridge and in the year 1967, Brackenridge Laboratory was established on this land. During the ongoing of the Second World War, University of Texas was considered to be the one among the 131 universities and colleges which were the part of Navy College Training Program for the intake of students into the Navy.
Currently the total area of the university is spread on 1438.5 acres of land all including the main campus, pickle research campus and all other campuses throughout the Texas. The total number of building in the main campus touches an odd figure of 150. The best construction of the university is undoubtedly the beaux-Arts Main building which includes a tower of 307 foot height originally designed by Paul Phillippe Cret. The light illuminated tower during the night is really worthy view for the tourists in Texas.
The Texas University contains a total of sixteen schools and colleges and two academic units. From engineering to fine arts, from architecture to law, this university deals with almost every branch of education and academy. This reputed institution offers more than 170 graduate degrees and 100 undergraduate degrees and each of these degrees are highly valued in any corner of the world. In the fall session of 2011, the university enrolled around 12000 graduates, 38000 undergraduate and 1200 law students.
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