Photo Credit – Peter Tsai – www.austinphotobook.com
There’s so much more to UT Austin than Longhorn football. Founded in 1883, one of the largest public universities in the U.S. once began as a single building with eight teachers, two departments and a little over 200 students. Today, the main campus sprawls across 350 acres, encompasses 17 colleges and schools, employs around 24,000 faculty and staff members and educates more than 50,000 students at a time. Its landmarks are nothing to sneeze at either; the history of the UT Tower is well-documented, while the Harry Ransom Center holds some of the world’s finest art, artifacts and literature, including the Gutenberg Bible, the first photograph ever taken, and the works of Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams. All in all, the vast UT campus provides an ideal setting for an enriching weekend stroll, with much to see and do.
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