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 precollege program.

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

During our 50 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.

What to Expect


  • 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 and 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.