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The University of Texas at Austin (informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or simply Texas) is a state research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System.[10] Founded in 1883 as "The University of Texas", its campus is located in Austin—approximately 1 mile (1,600 m) from the Texas State Capitol. The institution has the fifth-largest single-campus enrollment in the nation, with over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 24,000 faculty and staff.[11] The university has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
UT Austin was inducted into the American Association of Universities in 1929, and it is a major center for academic research, with research expenditures exceeding $640 million for the 2009–2010 school year.[citation needed] The university houses seven museums and seventeen libraries, including the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art, and operates various auxiliary research facilities, such as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus and the McDonald Observatory. Among university faculty are recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, the Wolf Prize, and the National Medal of Science, as well as many other awards.


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The University of Texas at San Antonio is a part of the larger vision of "The University of Texas", as enumerated in the Texas Constitution. The University of Texas came into being in 1876, when the state constitution was adopted.

Article VII articulated a vision for the university to the legislature: "The Legislature shall as soon as practicable, establish, organize, and provide for the maintenance, support, and direction of a university of the first class, to be located by a vote of the people of this State, and styled "The University of Texas.

Until 1967, the Austin institution was the sole university stylized as "The University of Texas". It was during this year's legislative session that the UT System was given uniform designations based upon each institution's respective location.

Two years later, San Antonio (one of the largest cities at the time without a public university) was finally granted its own institution in The University of Texas System. Early Years (1970's to 1980's) Governor Smith signs HB 42 in a ceremony at the Alamo, officially founding UTSA The University of Texas at San Antonio was officially founded on June 5, 1969 by the 61st Texas Legislature as H.B. 42 and signed into law by Governor Preston Smith.[23][24][25] Frank Lombardino, a conservative Democrat who represented northwest Bexar County in the state legislature, was known as the "father of UTSA" due to his impassioned advocacy for the institution.[26] When Governor Smith signed the bill officially establishing the university, he did so on the back of Lombardino in a grand ceremony in front of the Alamo.


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The Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs is the administrative component of The University of Texas at San Antonio that is dedicated to providing quality academic programs and services and research opportunities for faculty and students.

The office is committed to assuring academic quality in the planning, implementation, and management of academic progress and initiatives at UTSA. Guided by the university's comprehensive mission to serve the multicultural population of San Antonio and South Texas , the office strives to:


Texas Exes is the official UT alumni organization. The Alcalde, founded in 1913 and pronounced “all-call-day,” is the university's alumni magazine.
At least 15 graduates have served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, such as Lloyd Bentsen '42, who served as both a U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, as well as being the 1988 Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee. Presidential cabinet members include former United States Secretary of State James Baker '57, former United States Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, and former United States Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans '73. Former First Lady Laura Bush '73 and daughter Jenna '04 both graduated from Texas,as well as former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson '33 & '34 and her eldest daughter Lynda. In foreign governments, the university has been represented by Fernando Belaúnde Terry '36 (42nd President of Peru), Mostafa Chamran (former Minister of Defense for Iran), and Abdullah al-Tariki (co-founder of OPEC). Additionally, the Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, Salam Fayyad, graduated from the university with a PhD in economics. Tom C. Clark, J.D. '22, served as United States Attorney General from 1945 to 1949 and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1949 to 1967.


The University's property totals 1,438.5 acres (582.1 ha), comprising the 423.5 acres (171.4 ha) for the Main Campus in central Austin and the J. J. Pickle Research Campus in north Austin and the other properties throughout Texas. The main campus has 150 buildings totalling over 18,000,000 square feet (1,700,000 m2).