The University of Texas at Austin is a public research-intensive university founded in 1883 and is the flagship institution of the University of Texas system. It is located a quarter mile from the state capitol in Austin. The university is the site of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. It has the 5th largest single-campus enrollment in the nation and was named one of the original 8 Public Ivy institutions and was inducted into the American Association of Universities in 1929.
The University of Texas athletes compete as the Texas Longhorns and are part of the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns have won four NCAA national football championships. UT athletes have won a remarkable 117 Olympic medals. They have claimed more titles in men’s and women’s sports than any other school in the Big 12 Conference since it was founded in 1996.
Notable Alumni who have attended the University include former First Ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson, former Secretary of State James Baker, CBS News anchor, Walter Cronkite, actor Matthew McConaughey, NBA scoring champion, Kevin Durant, gymnast, Mary Lou Retton and Dell founder and CEO, Michael Dell to name a few.
Some of the major employers in the area are IBM, Apple, AT&T, 3M Corporation, Dell, Walmart and Whole Foods Market, Inc.
With a wide range of opportunities both in the city and elsewhere, students often find themselves looking for affordable and convenient self storage. There are plenty of self storage units available close to the University of Texas, Austin. You can find a 5’X5′ storage unit for about $52 near 78712. Students can find gated self storage facilities that offer 24 hour access that provide direct drive up to the storage unit.