University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin is a public research university located in Austin, Texas serving 40,500 undergraduates and 11,000 postgraduates. One fun fact is the South by Southwest conference and festival was co-founded by several Texas alumni.
Famous "Longhorn" alumni include William Buckley, Sr. - Oil speculator and political activist, David Geffen - Co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, F. Murray Abraham - actor, Farrah Fawcett - actor, Renée Zellweger - actor, Wes Anderson - Director, Janis Joplin - singer, Lady Bird Johnson - former First Lady of the United States, Rick Riordon - Novelist, Jordan Spieth - Winner of 2015 Masters Tournament, and Aaron Peirsol - Olympic medalist swimmer.
Top 5 Parent Picks when visiting the University of Texas at Austin:
Explore South Congress Street (SoCo) - There are food trucks, cool shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and more.
Visit Austin's many wineries, breweries, or distilleries.
Grab a seat at one of these restaurants or bakeries: El
Katie is a Senior originally from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. One quirky fact about Katie..."I am the oldest of 6 kids."
Fun fact about the University of Texas at Austin: We are one of the largest undergraduate universities in the country with 50,000 undergrads!"
Favorite Ice Cream Parlour and Flavor: Amy's Ice Cream, Belgian chocolate.
Where to Grab a Coffee: Bennu Coffee.
Burger Joint and Fries: P. Terry's.
Finger Licking Good BBQ Spot: Black's BBQ.
Pizzeria: Hoboken Pie, all good!
Diner and Favorite Dish: Kerbey Lane Cafe, pancakes.
Hottest Mexican Spot and Recommended Plate: Gloria's, fajitas.
Sushi Spot and Your Go to Roll: Maiko, Buddha roll.
Breakfast Spot with a Friend or Date: Josephine House.
Where you would love your parents to take you for parents weekend: The Domain (shopping center).
Things to do:
Where to go for yoga, exercise classes, or the gym: Castle Hill Fitness.
Night Spot for Music: Rainey Street.
Best Dive Bar: Cain and Abel's.
Where is your favorite spot on campus to hang: The Union.
Where do you want to go on spring break: Cabo.
Where to Stay: Hotel Van Zandt.