Austin, Texas is a quirky, casual, college town with enough fun to fill more than the four years it could take you to earn your degree. Home to famous musicians and up-and-coming groups, Austin is a great place to live if you're a music aficionado. Tired of gigs? Check out the city's other recreational offerings: numerous parks for walking, biking, or even skateboarding, an amazing selection of cultural and performing arts, and a restaurant selection so amazing that you might not miss home-cooked meals.
Austin's pride, the University of Texas, is located in the heart of the city on over 350 acres and had a student body of close to 50,000 in 2007. Although UT is an important presence in the city, Austin has other colleges and universities from which to choose, both public and private. Whether you want to spend your college experience in the library, on the playing field, in the community, or expanding your social networks, Austin has a school for you.