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With nearly 800 faculty members, over 600 staff members, 10,000+ students, and almost 150,000 alumni living worldwide, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest colleges of its kind in the nation.

40 Majors


1,000+ Graduate Students

9,000+ Undergraduate Students

100+ Study Abroad Programs

100+ Student Orgs

55 Minors

Degrees conferred in the past academic year

127 PhD

185 MA/MS

2632 Undergraduate

12 Certificate Programs

Percentage receiving financial aid, scholarships, or fellowships

73.2% Graduate

58.4% Undergraduate

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Undergraduate Students

Find My Advisor

Departmental advisors see students in their majors, students who are exploring the major, and students who have questions about courses taught in the department.

Office of Student Engagement

The Office of Student Success enriches the learning experience of Liberal Arts students by fostering community and developing future leaders and scholars.

Majors and Minors

The College of Liberal Arts offers students the largest number of majors of any college at The University of Texas at Austin.

Student Division FAQ

Frequently asked questions covering policies and procedures on topics such as registration, drops, withdrawls, and grades.

Graduate Students

Graduate Education

Across 34 programs and areas of study, graduate students pursuing Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in the College of Liberal Arts enjoy high-quality instruction, cutting-edge research training, and professional socialization that set up a diverse array of career pathways.

Prospective Graduate Students

The College of Liberal Arts strives to matriculate outstanding doctoral students and provide them with the training, experience, and support necessary for successful completion of their respective degrees and placement in academic and other training-related jobs upon graduation.

About the College

The College of Liberal Arts traces its origins to 1883, the same year the University of Texas was founded in Austin. Today's college was formed in 1970 when the College of Arts & Sciences was split into the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.

“The College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin is an extraordinary community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to thinking, learning, growing, doing, and changing the world.” Read the Message from Dean Ann Huff Stevens.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an academic community in which all members are respected and valued.

Learn more about the College by reading Prepare for Change: A Strategic Plan to Increase Impact, the College of Liberal Arts Viewbook and Life & Letters, the official magazine for the College of Liberal Arts.