The University of Texas is a public research university that was founded in 1883. With an enrolment of over 50,000 students, including graduates it is considered the 5th largest enrolment by a single campus in the United States. The University of Texas offers over 100 undergraduate courses, and more than 170 graduate programs. It is considered a public ivy, in that it offer a level of education similar to an Ivy League college, at the prize of a public university.
Below are the latest University of Texas mascot info:
|Mascot Color||Burnt Orange & White|
|Mascot Meaning||The mascot was selected because the Texas Longhorn has contributed greatly to the development of Texas. Bevo attends almost all home football games and pep rallies.|
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Hook ‘em Horns
The University of Texas mascot is a Texas Longhorn steer named Bevo, who is burnt orange in color. The mascot was selected because the Texas Longhorn has contributed greatly to the development of Texas. Bevo attends almost all home football games and pep rallies. The University of Texas mascot is cared for by the Silver Spurs, an honorary group of undergraduate students. At games or as greeting, the longhorn horns have been used as a hand symbol by students, saying “Hook ‘em Horns”.
The University of Texas colors are burnt orange and white. The color burnt orange was voted in at a time when the school had a confusing number of school colors, and the students needed a definitive color. Thus after a vote, orange was chosen as the school color, and in 1928 this color was specified as burnt orange. A dark orange color that would not fade from uniforms.
Home away from Home
The University of Texas dorms are composed of three communities. The Whitis area, Water creek and Jester communities. These communities are further divided into 14 residence halls. Students are encouraged to try out the communities and decide which one suits them. The on-campus residences can house over 7000 students, and there are plans to expand to 9000 beds.
For those who cannot get into the dorms off-campus housing is available. Students can either live in apartments, private residence halls, or join a fraternity or sorority. Freshmen are encouraged to live in the University of Texas dorms so as to get a sense of community, meet like-minded people and form connections for the future.
The University of Texas Life
The University of Texas has over 1000 student organizations such as the Friar society and the Texas 4000 for Cancer. Students are encouraged to join as a way of being involved. The university also has 3 student government organizations to represent student issues.
The Greek community in the University of Texas is one of the largest in the whole country. There are over 60 chapters, all housed under the university’s six Greek council communities. The school believes they promote cultural appreciation.
The Longhorns, as the athletic teams of UT are called, participate in several sporting activities. The athletics department is part of the National Collegiate Association of athletics at Division I. Due to their high prowess, they are currently 5th in the NCAA and in 2002 were considered the best sports university in America by Sports Illustrated. The sports include, basketball, swimming and diving, baseball, and football.
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