U Texas AustinAustin, TexasSpecial classes in Business, Sports Management, Psychology, and Politics3 Week Program
Last Year's Prices ranged from $2,599 - $4,999
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  • 3 Weeks6/29 - 7/18$4,999Pre-College Program
  • 3 Weeks6/29 - 7/17$2,599Day Student Program
2014 Dates & Tuition are listed. 2015 Dates & Tuition will be updated soon.

Open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 2 meals daily while on campus, recreation access, activities and trips.

Not included: Airfare, airport transfers (available for $40 each way), classroom materials, course supplements, lunch and other meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and spending money ($100-$125 per week suggested).

Day tuition includes: Monday-Thursday academic program and afternoon activities, and weekly evening guest speakers.

University of Texas Austin - Overview

Why Summer Discovery at University of Texas at Austin?

With over 50,000 students, the University of Texas at Austin is the perfect example of the motto, “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Ranked 16th among public universities in the United States, UT Austin is one of the top research institutions in the world. Famous alumni include First Lady Laura Bush, actor Matthew McConaughey, and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly. This ‘Public Ivy,’ located in the heart of Austin, is the perfect setting for a pre-college program.

At Summer Discovery UT Austin, we help you prepare for your transition from high school to college. Our pre-college program combines academics, athletics, and activities to give high school students a taste of college life.

During our 48 years, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of high school students. Summer Discovery students come from 43 states and over 60 countries. Join us and create long-lasting friendships with students from all over the world this summer.

  • Residential Life Live with your friends in one of the most student friendly cities in the United States. Become more independent with the support of our amazing staff.
  • Academics Choose from over 20 different enrichment classes. Sports Management. Abnormal Psychology. The Business of Fashion. ESL. National Security & Spying.
  • Activities Discover Texas this summer. From Six Flags Fiesta to Schlitterbahn Water Park to San Antonio, every day on and off campus is action-packed. 
  • Sports Take advantage of UT Austin’s Big 12 athletic facilities through pick-up games and tournaments.

A typical weekday at UT Austin

Every day at UT Austin is unique, but here is a preview of what you can expect on campus:

8.30am Wake up and head downstairs to the Café at Callaway where you can enjoy eggs, pastries, fruit, and more on your way to class.

9.30am Grab your notebook and pen (or your laptop) and don’t be late for class.

11.30am What’s one great thing about college? Long lunch breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends, catch up on homework, or play frisbee on Clark Field.

1.00pm Back to class, but not always in the classroom. Many classes take field trips around Austin to local businesses, museums, and sports stadiums. 

3.00pm Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from sports, shopping, museums, and more.

6.00pm Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at the Café at Callaway. We really like the soft-serve ice cream machine.

8.00pm Outdoor movies. Laser tag. Karaoke Night. Ice skating. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends at UT Austin.

11.00pm Order a pizza, watch a movie, or play a game of billiards in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.

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