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Living in Austin: a note to prospective students

Located on the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, Austin shares many of the area's best natural qualities. A short drive will take you to lakes, rivers, and spring-fed pools; hiking, climbing, biking and walking excursions amidst the beautiful Texas limestone; historic sites; and rolling landscapes filled with unique indigenous flora and fauna.

Friendly and laid-back, yet bustling with energy, Austin offers a rich and eclectic range of diversions. World class music, art, film, theatre, dance and sports can be enjoyed every night of the week.

The capital city features has one of the highest number of restaurants and bookstores per capita of any American city, and its numerous festivals and landmarks celebrate Austin's rich multi-ethnic heritage. It's no wonder that some refer to the city as "the center of the known universe."

University students can get around Austin by using public transportation on Capital Metro for free.  Click on the links below to get more information: 
Capital Metro
UT Shuttles 

Housing Information

The University of Texas at Austin does not endorse or promote the off-campus properties not controlled by the Division of Housing and Food Service and the University of Texas at Austin.

We understand that for various reasons not all students will live on campus, so please take a look at "A Safety Guide for Off-Campus Housing."

The following links may assist you in your search:

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    The University of Texas at Austin
    Burdine Hall 536
    2505 University Avenue, A4900
    Austin, Texas 78712