AUSTIN, Texas The University of Texas at Austin has been listed as the nation’s “Hottest State University” in Kaplan/Newsweek’s 2005 “How To Get Into College Guide,” which provides families with insight into the college application process.
The publication’s list of “America’s 25 Hot Schools” recognizes The University of Texas at Austin as the “Hottest State University” for a number of attributes, including ambiance, academics and affordability. The list is based on admissions trends and extensive interviews with a broad array of educators, admissions officers, students and other longtime observers of the admissions process.
The article describes The University of Texas at Austin as “laid-back” but not a place for slackers.”
“With 50,000 students (more than any other school in the country), UT boastssome of the nation’s best business, law and engineering schools,” Kaplan/Newsweeksaid. “If football isn’t your thing (that’ll change), one ofthe 900 student organizations should spark your interest. Best of all, even out-of-statetuition (about $12,000) is cheaper than at a private university, making it possibleto ditch the ramen and try the barbecue.”
A press release from Kaplan/Newsweek said, “Dream schools come in all shapesand sizes and the guide spotlights stand-out gems public and private,small and large, liberal arts and tech-focused that students and parentswant to know about.”
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