A school for idiots who somehow happened to get in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class by avoiding challenging classes.
There are also a few brighter people who got rejected from highly selective schools (Commonly Rice, Duke, Ivy leagues, CMU, etc.) they really wanted to go to that chose to go here as a safety school.

The school does deserve mention for maintaining good engineering, business, graduate law, and various honors programs.
Ex. 1-(12th grader talking to college admissions advisor)
"test scores?"
"700/2400 on the SAT, 12 on ACT"
"current classwork?"
"I'm in Academic English, Algebra II, Chemistry, and Government. The other four periods I have off."
"Well, any extracurricular hobbies?"
"I like going to parties..."
"My, my, my. Class rank?"
"50 out of 500"
"Ah! Well, the University of Texas at Austin should be just the place for you!"

Ex. 2-(Two of the "brighter people" talking)
1:"Hey, did you get into Rice?"
2:"No, they want out-of-state people so badly, they won't take anyone if they're from Houston."
1:"So where you gonna go?"
2:"If I don't kill myself first, UT. I get automatic admission, plus, being valedictorian, I get a year of free tuition!"
by Tngl October 27, 2008
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- The Best Damn University in the nation
- One of the largest Universities in the nation.
- Home of the one of the most elite football programs in the nation who is always ranked in the top 10.
- Home to one of the best basketball squads in the nation.
- Only school in the nation to boast a top 10 football, basketball, baseball and women's basketball program. "We're Texas".
- School that owns the poor aggies in every possible sport except women's soccer.
- Also referred to as "Texas", "UT" and "UTexas".
- www.utexas.edu
The University of Texas owns!
by CorporationX January 26, 2005
1) school of higher education in austin
2) home to some of the best sports programs in the nation, great music, and diversity
3) we're texas!
1) i wish i was cool enough to go to the university of texas.
2) the university of texas is better than texas a&m.
by kate March 27, 2005
The best damn college in the state of Texas, and one of the Top public schools in the united states. Outstanding athletics, genius students.... what's not to like?!??!
The eyes of texas are upon you when you come to the University of Texas.
by Matt432423 November 03, 2006
I wonder if those guys talking shit got accepted by UT. Sure sounds like theyre the ones in Ivy League schools. UT is actually a Public Ivy. Its impossible for UT to be an ivy league university being that the ivy league is in a specific demographic location. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Ivy

What do aggies and longhorns have in common? They both applied to UT.

I would talk about Tech but theyre tier 3 and were on the brink of losing the title of "university" this year so I'll leave them out for their own good- "Get your grades up"

The original eight Public Ivies list by Moll:

* College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
* Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
* University of California
* University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
* University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
* University of Texas at Austin
* University of Vermont (Burlington)
* University of Virginia (Charlottesville)
by fnejnfbf April 17, 2009
A large, public university located in the city of Austin.

Commonly referred to as UT.

The only thing larger than the size of this school may be their ego. UT students think they are the best school in the state, and greatly look down upon Texas A&M. Many UT kids believe that the A&M students are just UT rejects, but in reality the Aggies are the ones who got accepted into both schools and chose the one in which provides a great education, a humble and friendly group of students, and an overall more welcoming and safe environment. Plus, Maroon beats Burnt Orange any day of the week.
Me: I'm going to Texas A&M.
Longhorn: you must've been rejected from the University of Texas.
Me: Actually I was accepted into the University of Texas. It was my fallback school in case I didn't get into A&M. Now please, go change out of that burnt orange shirt before I stab a fork into my eye.
by NMarshall July 12, 2016
University of Texas: A large state flagship university located in Austin, Texas. Enrollment = ~50,000. Metro population 2011 = ~ 1.6 million.

1. A once great school that has become a corporation. An institution that has left its roots and mission to pursue the almighty dollar to the detriment of the people of Texas.

2. A school rightly loved by its alums and adored by millions of Tshirt fans than can't read past the sixth grade. Note: Things about UT that are thoughtful that will usually by an alum. The junk by a tshirter.

3. A school that high performing TEXAS kids from upper middle income suburban homes can rarely hope to get into. The dorks in this socio economic group are going to Texas A&M, the partyers are going to Texas State and the independent "I'll do my own thing' types are going to Tech.

4. Most alums of UT that graduated in the 70's, 80's and early 90's from upper middle class suburban Texas would not be allowed in today. UT would have to give grant and funds to the very demographic its left wing leadership despise.

5. Has the UT leadership even thought of what is going to happen when many future alums are from Bangalore, India or Beijing China. Are they going to attend UT games, donate money to the school , go to a UT game today. UT's 100,000 fans make less noise than aTm's 80,000 and less than Tech' 60,000. You know why. UT fans are old and stale.
Plano: What do you mean I cant get a grant for going to the University of Texas. WTF I got accepted to Rice but UT is not offering a dime. So, I live in Plano and my mom and dad make 100,000 a year. Tech is offering a full ride and aTm is giving me two years but UT nothing.

Beijing, China. "Mother I have been accepted to the University of Texas". Yes, son it will be very expensive but we will have help paying for it. Will you bring me back a cowboy hat.
by texasfan85 December 19, 2011
1. A school known primaryily for its football, though it has three less national titles than it's superior rivals Oklahoma.

2. A school embarrassingly immune to logical or coherant thought, most exemplified by the God-awful nickname of it's mascot, BEVO!!!
Guy 1: God, who thought Bevo would be a good name for a mascot?

Guy 2: The University of Texas.

Guy 1: Oh, well that makes sense now.
by How does 5-7 taste? December 07, 2010
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