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University of Texas at Austin

Essay Requirements

Essay Requirements

Depending on which application they use, all first-year applicants will complete either the UT Austin Required Essay (in the Common App), or the Topic A (in ApplyTexas application).

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Essay Question

This is a required essay for all students, 500 to 700 words.

Required Short Answer Questions

All questions have to be answered, about 250 to 300 words per prompt.

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